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Bollywood actor, Imran Khan and his estranged wife, Avantika Malik had begun dating each other in their teens followed by a live-in relationship in their 20s. And, it all had perfectly climaxed with a dreamy wedding on January 10, 2011. But sadly, back in 2019, around June, a piece of news had broken the hearts of their million fans, as it was about their separation. As per the DNA report, after 8 years of marital bliss, Imran and Avantika had temporarily decided to call off their marriage due to irreconcilable differences. (Recommended Read: Priyanka Chopra Gets A Gift From Nick Jonas For 'The White Tiger', Calls Him The Best Husband Ever)
Since then, neither Imran Khan nor Avantika Malik had revealed the reason behind their separation. But now, a report has turned the internet upside down with shock as it is reported that it was Imran Khan's alleged affair with South Indian actress, Lekha Washington that led to his split with his wife, Avantika Malik. Scroll down to know it all!
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Imran Khan was reportedly in an extra-marital relationship with South Indian actress, Lekha Washington that led to his separation with his wife, Avantika Malik. A source close to the publication has revealed that Imran and Lekha were in contact with each other since a very long time. The prime reason behind their quick interactions goes to the fact that Imran was a great friend of Lekha's husband, Pablo Chatterji. Still, the two had started liking each other, and their rumoured affair had started without anyone's knowledge. The source added, "In fact, after Avantika moved out of the bungalow, Imran has started introducing Lekha to his circle as well. This has also brought Lekha's marriage on the brink of a breakdown. Both the families are completely scattered at this point." (Don't Miss: Disha Vakani's Selfie With Dilip Joshi Makes Her Fans Wonder If She's Returning On 'Taarak Mehta...')
The report also claimed that it was actor, Imran Khan, who had even bought or rented a property at Pali Hill, Bandra close to his own house in order to meet his alleged ladylove, Lekha Washington away from everyone's eyes. However, a neighbour close to his property reportedly stated that Lekha used to visit Imran's house at the wee hours quite frequently and the two were waiting for Imran's divorce to get finalised so that they could announce their relationship to the world. The reports of Imran's alleged extra-marital affair with his friend's wife, Lekha Washington are ruling all the headlines. Everyone is waiting for an official reaction by the estranged couple.
It's heartbreaking to witness a report like this as it was only last year in April 2020, when there were reports which hinted that the estranged husband and wife are coming together to give their marital life a second chance. On April 17, 2020, Avantika Malik had taken to her Instagram handle and had posted a picture with her daughter, Imara Malik Khan. In the monochrome picture, we could see the doting mother sitting on her knees and giving a sweet peck of love on her baby girl's lips. Along with the adorable picture, Avantika had written a famous quote by Martin Luther King Jr. that had hinted towards her will to come back to her hubby, Imran Khan. The caption could be read as "I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear." - Martin Luther King Jr. Just when I needed to believe in the purity of love the universe sends me a sign... Magic!!." Take a look at her cryptic post: (Also Read: Karan Veer Mehra And His Fiancee, Nidhi Seth Share Romantic Pictures From Their 'Sangeet' Ceremony)
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