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Imran Khan and his now-estranged wife, Avantika Malik were childhood sweethearts. They had begun dating in their teens and were in a live-in relationship in their 20s. The two had tied the knot on January 10, 2011. However, their relationship had hit a rough patch in 2019, after which reports of their separation had broken millions of hearts. After 8 years of married life, Imran and Avantika had temporarily decided to part ways due to irreconcilable differences.
The reason for Imran Khan and Avantika Malik's separation is unclear yet, however, on and off, the reports of their reconciliation hit the headlines. For the unversed, Avantika had left Imran’s house and had moved to her parent’s house with their daughter, Imara Malik Khan. Now, the two bumped into each other at a wedding, and here is what happened then.
ETimes mentioned their source, stating that the couple met warmly with each other, and wondered if they are on their path to sort their issues. The portal quoted its source as "They met rather warmly and it was a good sight to behold. One wonders if a patch-up is in store." Imran and Avantika had met at a wedding that had taken place at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. The report also suggested that Avantika is keen to make her relationship with Imran work.
In January 2021, it was reported that Imran Khan had an extra-marital affair with South Indian actress, Lekha Washington, which led to his separation from Avantika Malik. Bollywood Hungama stated its source, which had revealed that Imran and Lekha were in contact with each other for a very long time. The main reason behind their quick interactions was the fact that Imran was a great friend of Lekha's husband, Pablo Chatterji. The two had started liking each other, and their rumoured affair had started without anyone's knowledge.
The portal’s source had further 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."
It was in April 2020, when there were reports, hinting that Imran and his wife had decided to give their marital life a second chance. On April 17, 2020, Avantika had posted a picture with her daughter, Imara Malik Khan, on her IG handle. In the monochrome picture, the doting mother was seen sitting on her knees and giving a peck of love on her baby girl’s lips. Along with the picture, Avantika’s caption had hinted at her will to come back with her hubby, Imran. It could 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!!.”
On the professional front, Imran Khan has quit acting and his last film was, Katti Batti in 2015.
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