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A lot has been said and written about Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan’s divorce.
Media and fans are still speculating whether the news of their separation is true or just another rumour!
According to a report on Bollywoodhungama.com, it was Malaika who wanted to be out of this marriage. The report quoted a source saying that Malaika has reportedly always had a problem with Arbaaz's unsuccessful career and was very much bothered by her husband 'living in the shadows of his superstar brother.' The source further revealed in the same report that Malaika always felt like an outsider in the Khan family and that the reason she paid no heed to Salman's encouragement to continue the marriage was because she never shared a bond with him at all. Reportedly, Salman never approved of Malaika's dressing style, her work, her friends or just about anything. Incidentally, Malaika has done an item number with Salman in 'Dabangg.'
Well, after many statements from unknown sources, who claimed to be couple’s close friends, the couple has issued a joint statement to put the entire matter to rest.
Let's take a look at how they fell in love 13 years ago: The Cute Love Story Of Arbaaz Khan And Malaika Arora Khan- The Power Couple Of Bollywood
Here is what the couple has to say about their alleged divorce:
“We have maintained a dignified silence till now but it is causing us too much confusion and is disturbing for our families. To put all of the speculation to rest, we are giving out this statement. People claiming to be our friends and sources have been speaking on our behalf giving out wrong, malicious information. They have maligned us for long and we have kept quiet and not said a word as it’s a personal matter between us. We have got a child and our families are involved, but just because we have not said anything till now, it doesn’t give anybody the license to speculate on any rubbish about us.
We know that there will be speculation, but it is disturbing to read that Malaika has approached a random divorce lawyer she doesn’t know at all. Nor has this lawyer got in touch with us ever. Whoever this person is, can lose their licence as it’s irresponsible to talk about people who are not your clients.
The truth is, we have taken a break, but that doesn’t mean people can presume, assume and speculate things of such malicious nature. We are taking out time to figure out our lives... Yes, it’s true that we are separated, but where our lives go and what transpires between us, it is for us to decide. Wherever it goes from here, we will talk about it when we are ready to.
We are not separated because of a third random person, like there were stories of a friendship between a businessman and Malaika. Nor was it about his family disapproving of her lifestyle, nor does she feel that her husband is not financially stable. She is not crying on her brother-in-law Salman’s shoulders, asking him to help. They are our family, so please don’t talk about them like that. We deeply respect each other’s families. We want to put to rest all these articles which are complete rubbish. Till then, please respect our privacy and do not drag our respective families and our child into it.
Everything that has been carried till now is completely baseless.. Everyone is taking our silence as a sign of weakness. When we are ready to talk, we will. It’s a tough and difficult time for us and we will appreciate it if you can please give us our space. We have and hold immense respect for each other and hold each other in the highest regard. Ultimately we will do what’s best for our child, us and our family. Please understand what we are going through. We urge the media not to speculate and kindly do not believe whoever your said sources are, unless you hear from the people concerned.”
While the two are now separated, one of the latest reports from a leading tabloid suggests that they will not get divorced. The report mentioned that while Malaika will remain separated from Arbaaz, she is "yet to take a final decision" (This is not something that is happening for the first time in Bollywood. Check: 9 Famous Bollywood Celebrity Couples Who Are Separated But Not Divorced).
Well, it is really sad for their fans and well-wishers, who adored the once ‘much-in-love’ couple.
We hope they sort their differences and reconcile soon! Strength to the couple and their family in this tough time.
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