By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
We love love stories! And the one that comes with twists and surprises has to be our favourite because who likes a monotonous story! We have seen many cricketers fall in love with B-town actresses and starting their life together, but none of those stories had surprised us as much as the love story of Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic. The couple has been our ultimate source of happiness in the year 2020 with the never ending surprises they have in store to offer to their fans. Let’s dive deep in to the love story of Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic and their never ending surprises!
Hardik Pandya is an Indian cricket team player, who has swayed the heart of millions of his fans with his all-rounder skills on the field. While people might find him to be a person with attitude problem, Hardik feels he is just an expressive child, who does not like to hide his emotions. His love life has always been the talk of the town as often he was linked with many actresses. From Elli AvrRam to Urvashi Rautela, the cricketer is said to have dated many women, but it was Natasa Stankovic, who had hit the hardest blow on his heart.
Natasa is a Serbian model and actress, who has been a part of various Bollywood films. She had risen to fame after her stint in popular reality show, Bigg Boss 8. From being a part of web series to making people groove over hit chartbuster, Dj waley babu, the gorgeous lady has made millions of fans. Her love story with TV actor, Aly Goni was the talk of the town for the longest time, however, the two had parted ways. Well, it was like she was waiting for her perfect man, whom she had found in cricketer, Hardik Pandya.
If the reports are to be believed, Hardik and Natasa had met each other at a nightclub and had fallen in love with each other instantly. In an interview with crickettimes.com, Hardik Pandya had opened up about meeting Natasa Stankovic for the first time and how they had started dating. Speaking about the same with cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle, Hardik had stated that he got Natasa's heart by talking and she had no clue about who he was!. In his words,
“I got her by talking. She saw someone in a hat at a place where I met her, wearing a hat, a chain, a watch, at 1 am. So she thought he is ‘alag prakaar ka aadmi aaya’ (different kind of person came).”
New Year 2020 had begun with a sweet surprise for Natasa Stankovic as she had gotten the biggest surprise of her life. While celebrating New Year with her cricketer boyfriend, Hardik Pandya, Natasa was taken into surprise when the cricketer had gone down on his knees and had popped up the much-awaited question! Hardik had proposed Natasa while the two had celebrated New Year on a cruise. Sharing an array of pictures from the moment, the cricketer had written,
“Mai tera, Tu meri jaane, saara Hindustan. 01.01.2020."
Sharing the video and pictures of the proposal, Natasa had written,
“Forever yes @hardikpandya93.”
In an interview with the Bombay Times, Hardik’s father, Himanshu Pandya had revealed that even the family was not aware of the proposal and they too were taken by surprise. He had revealed that the family was aware of the couple’s Dubai vacation but was not aware of the proposal. Hardik’s father had revealed that the family had met Natasa on various occasions in the city.
In a conversation with Harsha Bhogle on a show for Cricbuzz, Hardik Pandya had also talked about how his parents weren't aware that he had gotten engaged to Natasa Stankovic. Hardik had said,
"Mom and dad didn't know, even Krunal only got to know two days before when I told him I'm thinking this (getting engaged) I said I had enough in my life."
While the nation was still under the shock because of sudden engagement announcement of the couple, Hardik and Natasa had surprised their fans with another major announcement of their lives. On May 31, 2020, Hardik Pandya had announced the news of his wedding with his fiancée, Natasa Stankovic and that the two are expecting a little wonder in their life soon.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Hardik had posted some beautiful pictures with his pregnant wife, Natasa flaunting her baby bump. Along with the stunning pictures, Hardik had written a few lines describing his emotions, and it could be read as
"Natasa and I have had a great journey together and it is just about to get better. Together we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We're thrilled about this new phase of our life and seek your blessings and wishes."
In a conversation with Harsha Bhogle on a show for Cricbuzz, Hardik Pandya had shared how his relationship with Natasa has made him a better man as now he is keeping someone else as his priority over himself. He had remarked,
"Someone who I have found, who I actually love and I think I'm learning and I'm becoming a better man. I'm trying to go beyond myself. I'm keeping myself aside and keeping someone as priority."
While the year 2020 was cursed with the pandemic, and people had to celebrate the special days of their lives in an intimate manner, Hardik and Natasa had also opted for a close baby shower ceremony. However, the couple had not shared much about the baby shower ceremony, yet Natasa had shared a glimpse of the same. On June 8, 2020, Natasa Stankovic had taken to her Instagram handle to share a picture with her hubby, Hardik Pandya and their cute pooches. In the picture, Natasa could be seen flaunting her baby bump in her teal green dress, while her hubby, Hardik could be seen in an all-black outfit, sitting on a table, holding his two cute pooches, as their third pooch was sitting between the couple. The picture had made for a perfect family portrait.
It was on July 30, 2020, when Hardik Pandya had informed his fans that he and his wife, Natasa Stankovic had welcomed their little bundle of joy. Sharing a glimpse of the little one, Hardik had written,
"We are blessed with our baby boy".
Later, Hardik had posted the first-ever picture of his newborn baby boy, holding him in his arms, from the hospital and had captioned it as "The blessing from God @natasastankovic__"
The elated mommy, Natasa hadn’t disappointed her fans and had posted the first family picture on her social media feed. Holding a bouquet of roses in her hand given to her by Hardik and the doting daddy holding their little one in his arms, Natasa had written, "My family. My world @hardikpandya93 #blessed #grateful #myboys."
Natasa and Hardik's little one had received a grand welcome at home after four days of the delivery. Hardik had given a glimpse of the welcome on his IG stories and had shared pictures of the decoration done for the welcome of junior Pandya. In the pictures, we could see balloons in the shades of blue, a blue coloured cake, foil-alphabet balloons that can be together read as 'BOY', and a beautiful cot, decorated with white net. Sharing the pictures, Hardik had written, "My boys welcome. Thank you @paankhuriisharma. @shaniamistry28 thank you for the lovely decor and the cake @takoliciousplatter" atop it. It was the picture of the cake that had revealed the name of the baby as "Welcome Nats & Agastya" was written on it.
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic make us believe that one must live their life the way they want rather than stressing about the society. Little surprises always add more fun to the life. We hope Hardik and Natasa keep on surprising us and loving each other endlessly!