By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
It has been a year since Malaika Arora had made her relationship Insta-official with then-rumoured beau, Arjun Kapoor. Back then, pop-ups from Malaika and Arjun's IG handles respectively, which could be read as "Happy bday my crazy, insanely funny n amazing @arjunkapoor love n happiness always" and "She has my heart… (literally)" had put an end to our wait as the lovebirds finally accepted their relationship on social media. Since then, Arjun and Malaika have been giving #CoupleGoals as they never miss a chance to send love to each other via social media. (Also Read: Sonam Kapoor Wishes Bro, Arjun On His Birthday, Talking About Laughter He Brings Despite All Odds)
Be it attending family functions together, walking hand-in-hand on lunch/dinner dates, partying with friends, acing their PDA game or their hilarious banter and healthy trolling on social media, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are sheer goals. When the girl gang of Malaika, Amrita Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor had posted the same collage with their sleeping pictures on their social media handles, Arjun's ladylove's subtle smile on her face didn't go unnoticed by him. Malaika had captioned her post as "Friends that nap together, stay forever". Arjun had commented, “But ur smiling in ur nap also waah!!!” Malaika flirted back by saying, “@arjunkapoor but u know I smile in my sleep.”
As Arjun Kapoor turned 35 on June 26, 2020, his social media flooded with wishes from his family, friends from the industry and his millions of followers. Since Malaika Arora and Arjun leave no chance to paint the town red with their mushy romance, all eyes were on former's social media handle as to when and how will she wish her beau on his birthday. Finally, Malaika posted a picture of her 'sunshine', Arjun flashing his contagious smile. Showering some love on the birthday boy, Malaika wrote, “Happy bday my sunshine @arjunkapoor” followed by hugging face emoticons.
To celebrate his 34th birthday in 2019, Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor had jetted off to New York to spend some ‘us’ time amidst their hectic schedules. From the vacation, Malaika had posted a picture of herself wearing a neon spaghetti top and an NYC cap. She had captioned the post as "Mad hatter in NYC (p.s THE mad hatter clicked it)." Soon after her post, Arjun had taken to his IG handle and had shared a picture of himself wearing a neon sweatshirt and the same cap. Arjun had captioned it, "Yankee Doodle Do with my Fan & I!!! Ps - who wore the neon better?" (Also Read: Arjun Kapoor's Sister, Anshula Wishes Him Birthday, Penning How He Held Her After Their Mom's Death)
Malaika Arora, 46-year-old, and Arjun Kapoor, 35-year-old, are often trolled for the huge age gap between them. Both Arjun and Malaika have reacted with their thoughts on being trolled for the age gap between them. In a throwback interview with the Hindustan Times, giving a message to all haters, Malaika had stated, “The age difference doesn’t really pop up when you are in a relationship. It is about two minds and hearts connecting. Unfortunately, we live in a society that refuses to progress with time. An older man romancing a younger girl is hailed everywhere, but when the woman is older, she’s called ‘desperate’ and a ‘buddhi’. For people who think like this, I have just one line: Take a flying f***."
In an interview with the Filmfare, Arjun Kapoor had candidly spoken about accepting his relationship with Malaika Arora in media and how his family has been supportive of his choices. Speaking about how happy his family is with his relationship with Malaika, Arjun had stated, “They are happy. That's the reason I have been able to come out. There is genuine happiness for me. I have been through hell. I have been through a roller-coaster... from the age of 10-11 till 33 today. My parents separated when I was around 11 years old. Today I have some stability in my life and if someone gives me happiness, my family won't be against it. I am genuinely happy. That is why a Friday at the box-office doesn't decide my life. Three years back, I had have been like, I am dying! What's gonna happen? Today, I am relaxed.”
Revealing what made him come out in the open about his relationship with Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor had said, “We've come out because we feel the media has given us dignity. There's a certain understanding the media has... they've been respectful, kind, honest and decent about it. That is why I felt comfortable. You recoil when there's a certain "gandhagi" that comes with the territory. When purposely people irk you by saying, writing or asking things... there hasn't been any of that. Where the paps are concerned, we give them photos when walking in and out of a place. It is normal. We talk to them. There's a certain ease. I told them don't sit under the house just because it looks like we're hiding, when we're not. Let it be natural. Let it be normal. I don't want my neighbours being disturbed, I don't want her neighbours being disturbed. We're not doing anything wrong. I don't want that story being conveyed that we're still hiding, when we're not. They understood that.” (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan And Karisma Kapoor Are Foodies Like Kapoor Clan, Their Childhood Picture Proves)
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Arjun!