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Many adored their camaraderie, many slammed them for their humongous age gap, but nothing could deter this ‘best of both worlds’ couple from being one anothers. He is the crush of every 90s kid and the mere mention of his name makes people drool over him, while she was an ordinary Assamese girl, away from glamour and galore. But as they say, you cannot escape the clutches of destiny and see how a night club hop turned into an intimate Alibaug wedding for this couple! Any guesses as to whom we are talking about? Very well then, Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar it is, peeps! (Do Read: Taimur Ali Khan Looks Sleepy After Pyjama Party At His Playschool, Turns Artist At The Party)
53-year-old, Milind Soman and 27-year-old, Ankita Konwar became each other’s forever on April 22, 2018, at Alibaug. The couple had recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and on account of the same, Milind and Ankita had posted their wedding story with their fans on their Instagram handle. While Ankita had captioned her video as “A year has passed in utter joy. A companionship I always dreamt of. Your existence beautifies my world. Every day you make me better. There’s so much happiness to be your’s forever @milindrunning. #anniversaryvibes #youandi #togetherforever #theultrahusband”, her star hubby, Milind captioned his video story as, “This last year has been beautiful, but not as beautiful as you. Stay happy always @ankita_earthy !! #happyanniversary #mylove #youandme #forever.” Check them out here:
And in a recent interview with The Telegraph, Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar revealed many astonishing facts about their relationship and their courtship days. Milind has revealed in the interview that it was the 26-year generation gap that attracted her towards him. But were Ankita’s parents okay about it? She said, “My mom was a little surprised.” To which, Milind added, “Her mother is younger than me.” Ankita balanced the same by saying, “By two years. She always liked him as a personality, but she was a little worried. ‘Are you sure?’ she asked me.” Milind’s family said the same too!
And this is what Ankita had told to her parents, “I told them it’s not that I have to get married to him or something… I am just informing you that there is somebody in my life and I really like that person and I will spend my life with him, whether it’s going to be a wedding or no wedding. My mum said: ‘Okay, may be someday you will change your mind (laughs)’.” The Made In India star then recalled a funny incident, “And, after sometime, they wanted us to get married. In 2017 winter, we went to this fashion week and somebody took a picture and put it in the paper and we were holding hands wearing the same T-shirt. They wrote in the caption: ‘Milind Soman with his girlfriend at ’SS18’. Some people said she was 18. That became a big thing. Then her parents started getting a little anxious. By then she had already thought that she wanted to get married.” (Also Read: Unseen Picture Of Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Dancing Crazily Together At Their Delhi Reception)
Another very interesting reply by Ankita was when she was asked the reason for calling Milind Soman back when she had first met him. While Milind himself gave a self-explanatory answer and shared that “he is cute”, his wife revealed, “But of course he is. It’s just that he was so different. He still is. For some reason, I thought I wasn’t at my best behaviour that night. I left without telling him and then he had to find me and all of that. I thought it’s better that I thank him for a beautiful dance. So, I texted.”
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar had felt an ‘instant’ connection when they met for the first time. But what was Ankita’s first reaction about Milind? She stated, “I was with AirAsia at that time. I had just come in from Malaysia because AirAsia was setting up in India at that time. So, I was one of the 16 people to come here and help set up the company. I saw him and thought would go and say ‘hi’ to him, but he was so busy on the phone. At the nightclub, my friend pushed me to go say hi. I don’t like nightclubs and I haven’t been to one after that. I don’t like crowded places. I had that urge. I had to go the club that day.” Milind too added, “She had seen me at the hotel before we met at the nightclub. We were staying in the same hotel. We went back to that nightclub last year. It was afternoon and it was shut. We just went to see... Oh this is where we met!”
Was meeting Milind Soman a fan moment for Ankita Konwar? The star wife shared, “The thing is, I don’t watch anything Bollywood-y. You know how it is in the Northeast. While I was growing up, the Internet was slowly catching up. I had watched him in bits and pieces, here and there. I really loved Captain Vyom (TV show) and Made in India for sure. And then I never really thought about that. My life was totally different. I was busy with books like a total nerd.” To which Milind said, “I wasn’t her favourite celebrity.” (Must Read: Rishi Kapoor Says Neetu Kapoor Stood By Me Like A Rock, Ranbir And Riddhima Shouldered My Problems)
Having said that, Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar are sheer couple goals! What are your views? Share your thoughts!