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It is often believed and experienced by couples, who had embraced parenthood, that their love life takes a backseat with the arrival of their little one. Sometimes, it feels like you are losing the spark of romance with your partner, but before you could do something, the to-do list of your kid takes away your attention. But just as important your kid is for you, your relationship with your spouse too, needs equal attention and one must save their marriage from going downhill post embracing parenthood. Be it by fitting date nights into your schedule, showing your partner that you care, thinking of a romantic ritual, planning a quick getaway or being honest with one another, though it cannot be a regular thing, it doesn’t mean that it can’t still be your priority. Let’s see how Kalki Koechlin and her Israeli classical pianist boyfriend, Guy Hershberg’s lives had changed post the arrival of their daughter, Sappho. (Also Read: Newlyweds, Gauahar Khan And Zaid Darbar Spotted At The Airport, Twinning In Blue [Video Inside])
It was on February 9, 2020, when Kalki Koechlin had announced the arrival of her baby girl, Sappho and since then, she has been giving adorable glimpses of the little one. On Valentine’s Day last year, Kalki had posted a lovely picture of her partner, Guy Hershberg and their daughter sleeping on top of him. Kalki had captioned the post as “My Guy and my girl. Not much of a Hallmark consumer, but this Valentine's I'm feeling particularly gushy, for obvious reasons. @guyhershberg I couldn't ask for more, you are always more... #valentineseveryday #marvelous #bestpartnerever.”
It’s been almost a year since the arrival of Sappho and soon Kalki Koechlin and Guy Hershberg will be celebrating little one’s first birthday. Ahead of the same, in an interview with Zoom Happy Space, Kalki talked about how her life has changed since embracing motherhood. Revealing how romance and chemistry changed in her relationship with Guy, Kalki said, "Both of us. We are constantly competing for romantic-ness. No, it's not the same. I've become a parent. Hello, where's our sex life. It's gone. It's like bye bye, what is that. It's like forgotten. It's been a tough year. They say that first two, three of having children, 80 per cent of couples go through therapy or break up. We haven't done either of those things, but it's been tough. We're getting into a better place since Sappho is less needy." (Also Read: Samantha Akkineni And Naga Chaitanya's Candid Chemistry In Her Chat Show, 'Sam Jam' Is Magical)
In an interview with India Love Project, Kalki Koechlin had revealed the details of her love story with Guy Hershberg, a conversation that lasted them several years of togetherness and a baby. Beginning with how they had met, Kalki had said, “KALKI KOECHLIN & GUY HERSHBERG By @kalkikanmani We met at a petrol station on the way to the Dead Sea and started a conversation that lasted us several years of togetherness and a baby. We did the Bombay-Jerusalem commute every month for a couple of years where I used to pack fresh coconuts in my suitcase to Israel and he brought kilos of oranges and avocados to India. He got me to eat middle-eastern salad for breakfast, I got him to eat three regular meals a day. He learnt to make biryani and I, shakshuka. He took Hindi classes and watched French films, I started online Hebrew classes and learnt to listen to western classical music. He likes his coffee with cardamom, I like my chai with milk and sugar.”
Throwing some light on the religious and cultural differences in their lives and home, Kalki Koechlin had continued, “He’s Jewish. Part Russian, part Polish, part Iranian. I’m of French origin, born and brought up in India. My first name is Hindu, my last name is Protestant. We have a daughter with a Greek name to whom we speak in Hebrew, French, Hindi and Tamil. We don't follow any religious rites at home but we share our different customs and food. We fight everyday about whose turn it is to do the dishes and we always split our dessert in equal parts. #love #parenting #India #Israel #interfaith #pyaar #couplegoals #lifegoals #Hindu #Christian #Jew.” (Also Read: Parzaan Dastur Of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' Ties The Knot With His Fiancee, Delna Shroff, Shares Pictures)
What issues you have faced in your married life post embracing parenthood? Let us know!