By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Every girl wishes for a husband who clicks ‘social media worthy’ pictures of her (*wink-wink*). One of our B-town divas, who is admired for her variable roles in the films, found her dream man in a photographer. Barfi fame actress, Ileana D'Cruz is allegedly married to her Australian boyfriend, Andrew Kneebone who is a photographer by profession. (Also Read: Pregnant Or Not, Ileana D'Cruz Finally Shares Her Reaction On Pregnancy Rumours With Instagram Post)
Are you wondering why are we saying that she is ‘allegedly married to Andrew’? Let us give you a recap of what happened. On Christmas 2017, Ileana shared a blurred picture of herself in a red gown, decorating the Christmas tree, but what caught everyone’s attention is the caption. She captioned it as, My favourite time of the year #christmastime #happyholidays #home#love #family. Photo by hubby Andrew Kneebone Photography".
Ileana and Andrew prefer to keep their personal life private, away from the media glare. And though the word ‘hubby’ in her caption signifies that she is married to Andrew, Ileana has never officially confirmed or gave any statement regarding the same, yet! Well, Ileana interacted with her Instafam in a recent "Ask Me Something" feature on Instagram. One of her fans asked her who her life partner is, to which Ileana tagged, no points for guessing, Andrew Kneebone.
Another Insta user asked her why she selected a ‘foreigner man’ as her life partner, to which, Rustom fame actress, Ileana reverted, “I fell in love with a person’s heart. His skin, colour or nationality doesn’t matter to me.” Another one asked her, “Are you madly in love with Andrew?”, to which Ileana said, “madly in love”. Check out the screenshots of her Insta story:
Ileana was also body-shamed in this session, when a user asked her, “Did you face an flak for having an awkward body?” Ileana responded to it with a befitting reply, “Firstly, I don’t have an “awkward” body type. Nobody does. Secondly, yes I have been criticized for my body type. But I am trying to learn to love myself for who I am and not try to conform to someone else’s ideals.” Well said! (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor's Co-Star And A Leading Actress Shares A Warm Picture Kissing Her Boyfriend)
When asked why she isn’t making her relationship public, in an interview, Ileana was quoted as saying, "I've been working in the industry for 11 years. It's taken me a lot to understand the working culture. We actors get a lot of love, but at times, we get double the amount of negativity for no reason whatsoever. There are times when the comments become nasty. It's not fair for him to go through it. He is a normal person and is entitled to his privacy. I have had people coming and telling me that he is not an Indian and I find it stupid. He is someone who has been special to me and I don't want to be in a situation where my family is targetted for no fault of theirs."
The Baadshaho actress further went on to say, "I think marriage and live-in relationship aren't really different. It is just a piece of paper that separates the two. Marriage is great for a lot of people. It changes a lot of things between two people, but I don't look at it in that way. My commitment towards him is not going to change." During the Raid promotions, Ileana was asked if she is married to Andrew. She stated, "I have kept my personal life fairly private. I don't like to talk about it too much. But it's pretty much there for the world to see."
On June 14, 2018, Ileana shared a collage of pictures on her Instagram and captioned it with how grateful she is to have Andrew in her life. Ileana wrote, “I break. I cry. I crumble. I fall. I beat myself up over the way I look. I’ll find fault with myself. I lose sense. I lose perspective. I forget who I really am. I focus on the negativity. I feel completely helpless. And all I want to do is give up. I feel weak. Unable to take the scrutiny. Unable to deal with the harsh words of the many many faceless people who thrust their opinions onto me. How I should look, what I should wear, what I should say, whom I should be seen with... And all I want to do is hide from it all..lock myself away and just cower in fear and pray that eventually it’ll all go away... but that’s not me. That’s not who I truly am. I’m stronger than that. @andrewkneebonephotography I honestly wouldn’t still be here if you weren’t in my life. You saved me. You still do. You pick up my broken pieces and fix me up and give me strength to fight my battles. You remind me that I am good enough. You tell me I’m beautiful every single fucking day. And you mean it. But most importantly you don’t give up on me. You make me a better me. I’m not a quitter. I won’t give up. Not today. #bekind #bekindalways #bekindtoyourself #bekindtooneanother”
On July 19, 2018, i.e. Andrew’s birthday, Ileana shared a beautiful snap with her hubby, and with an even more beautiful caption. She wrote, “Happy Birthday my love. Seriously I don’t know how you get sexier with every year I’ve known you! Ain’t complaining though. I hope you have the best year ever...you deserve every happiness and so much more and if I can add to that in even a small little way I’d consider myself very lucky! I love you” (Also Read: Ileana D'Cruz Reveals In Her Birthday Post That 'Hubby' Andrew Kneebone Is Getting Sexier Every Year)
In the Instagram interacting session, Ileana was complimented on how great she and Andrew look together. And we can’t agree more! What do you think guys? Do let us know in the comments section below.
When the South star, who wanted to pursue singing as her career but became an actor by accident, made her debut in the Hindi film industry with a hatke film, Barfi!, many had thought it to be an unwise decision. But in the end, when the film became a blockbusterRead More