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Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao have been one of the most good-looking couples in the television world. Their love story blossomed all the more when they participated together in the reality show, Bigg Boss 9 with him in 2015. Thereafter, they dated for quite some time before announcing their engagement in 2017. Finally, in 2019, Keith and Rochelle tied the knot in a private ceremony on the beaches in Mahabalipuram. Ever since then, the duo has been going quite strong with one another, and have been known to be one of the mushiest couples in the telly world.
While Keith and Rochelle have been happily married and totally in love with one another, there stands a lesser-known past about Keith. Well, for the unversed, Rochelle happens to be the second wife of Keith, as he was formerly married to Bollywood actress, Samyukta Singh. The duo, who were married in 2005 parted amicably in 2011 after creative differences spurted between the two.
Samyukta Singh was a popular actress in the 90s decade of Bollywood. She had starred opposite Ayub Khan in the 1994 film, Salaami. She had met Keith as a teenager and had helped him to get his first break as a VJ. They dated for five years before tying the knot on February 2, 2005 following both Indian and Christian traditions.
It was after a long time since Samyukta and Keith’s divorce in 2011 that the latter got involved with Rochelle Rao. Interestingly, during Keith and Rochelle’s participation in Bigg Boss, there were a lot of rumours going around that Samyukta might also enter the show to spice things up. Moreover, there were also reports that she had an issue with Keith moving on with Rochelle as she still had feelings for him. To this, Samyukta once, in an interview, rubbished all such claims and mentioned that she had never met Rochelle in her life. Nevertheless, she refused to judge Keith in his decision to move on in his life. She had mentioned:
“From what I know, they have been dating only since last three months. I dunno the girl (Rochelle) and I haven’t met her ever in my life. But you know Keith is a grown up man. I don’t think he is so stupid. I really dunno what to say...You know the Keith I knew is very different from who is he now! I don’t even know if I know him anymore.”
Keith and Rochelle have been head over heels in love with one another and they never fret about expressing their feelings out to the world. For instance, earlier in one of his interviews, Keith had mentioned how he considered his then-fiancée, Rochelle to be his only confidante and heaped praises on her intelligent understanding of his nature. In his words:
“The person I share my closest bond with is Rochelle. I am lucky to have her in my life because the best part is despite being my fiancee she’s my best friend. Another great thing about Rochelle is that she’s emotionally intelligent and understands me. She always supports me when it comes to personal or professional matters and has always stood by my side in difficult times."
Fast forward to now, the madly-in-love couple, Keith and Rochelle are expecting their first child. The duo announced their happiest news on their IG handle on August 2, 2023, and dropped dreamy pictures from their maternity photoshoot. In the pictures, the duo looked amazing, as they twinned in pink-toned outfits. Moreover, they chose to capture their beautiful moments by the same beach in Chennai, where they once got married.
What do you think about Keith Sequeira’s previous marriage with Samyukta Singh?
Many celebs fall in love on the reality show, Bigg Boss and later call it off. However, it was quite opposite for television's heartthrob, Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao as they realised how much they mean to each other. When Keith and Rochelle had participated in Bigg Boss 9, theyRead More