By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi make a super couple together. One has been crowned with Miss Universe title in the year 2000 and the other is the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament. Both were superb in their respective fields, naturally, their jodi would also be superb!
We are here to take you into the blissful journey of Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s love story. Apart from their sweet love story, theirs also had a rocking wedding worth remembering for a lifetime. After all, it’s Miss Universe’s wedding. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s love story.
Even if you mildly follow this awesome couple, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi, you know that Lara was earlier head-over-heels in love with Kelly Dorji. Kelly is a Bhutanese Mumbai-based model who dated Lara for 9 years. Everybody once thought that they were inseparable but to everyone’s shock, Kelly suddenly started accusing Lara of being too intimate with other men, especially, Dino Morea. During the last three years of Lara and Kelly’s relationship, the former was more close to Dino, and hence she parted ways with her long-time boyfriend eventually.
But things got complicated even further when Lara, later, became furious on Dino as his ex-girlfriend, Nandita Mahanti would openly flirt with her him. And to add to Lara’s disappointment, Dino didn’t even ask Nandita to stop at any point. No wonder, anyone would want to get out of this whole mess and that’s what Lara decided to do, and then came into her life, her soul mate, Mahesh Bhupathi.
Undeniably, both of them were famous celebrities, so they already had heard of each other before even meeting personally. Lara and Mahesh first met in a business meeting for some work in Mahesh's sports company. It is often reported that this meeting was just an excuse for Bhupathi to meet Lara. But, the simplicity of the man attracted her in the first meeting itself, and soon they started dating.
But the trouble was that Bhupathi was already married to a model, Shvetha Jaishankar. There were reports that Lara was responsible for breaking Shvetha’s home. After 7 years of marriage, Mahesh and Shvetha got divorced amicably.
Before their wedding, Lara and Mahesh dated for quite a while to know each other very well. And finally, two days after the Valentine’s Day of 2011, Lara Dutt and Mahesh Bhupathi got married in a simple civil ceremony on February 16, 2011, in Bandra, Mumbai attended by only close family and friends. And 4 days later, Sunset Point, Candolim in Goa on February 20, 2011, witnessed a glamourous Church wedding of this awesome couple.
The highlight of Lara and Mahesh’s Goan wedding was the wedding vows that they spoke for and to each other from the deepest core of their hearts. This is what Bhupathi said:
“Lara, when I first met you, this day was a dream. Today it is reality. When I’m on the tour, not a day goes by without me wishing I was home with you instead, so even when I’m gone I am with you. You are my companion, partner and best friend. I promise to stick by you through hits and flops. I look forward to growing old with you.”
And after this, it was the bride’s turn and with tears in her eyes, Lara’s wedding vow was:
“I promise to return your serves and volley alongside you. I will be with you through our many wins and occasional loss”.
The beach wedding venue was decorated with red roses and white jasmines. The backdrop of the Arabian Sea was further enhanced with candlelit paths. The glamour was further added by the VVIPs attending Lara and Mahesh’s wedding which included names from Tennis world and Bollywood fraternity. Lara looked beautiful in a white wedding gown and Mahesh looked dapper in a black tuxedo. The gorgeous off-white lace dress with a 10 metres train, designed by Elie Saab, enhanced her bridal look further.
A year after their wedding, on January 20, 2012, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi became proud parents to their little munchkin, Saira Bhupathi. Lara Dutta regularly posts pictures of on social media along with her daughter. Talking about her daughter once, Lara revealed to a media portal:
“It doesn't matter if your child is one day old or whether she is 21 years of age. It is constantly evolving, and each parent's experience is completely different, but it has been a wonderful ride. My daughter has been literally my life's greatest teacher and she has pushed all the limits as (far as) possible because she is at that age right now." She further added, "She is pushing it how far it can go before mom erupts, but it is fun and wonderful. Mahesh has been a wonderful and hands-on dad’.
So, guys, this was Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s love story for you. Both of them had their share of previous relationships from their past but as they say, matches are made in heaven! What do you think of their love story, guys? Do let us know in the comments section below.