By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
Bollywood's one of the most sought-after power couple, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'souza, stepped into their 10th year of marital bliss. For the unversed, the lovebirds had two weddings, following their respective traditions. On February 3, 2012, the celeb couple had tied the knot according to Maharashtrian rituals to pay respect to Riteish's culture, and on February 4, 2012, they had exchanged their vows at a church in suburban Bandra.
Riteish and Genelia had met for the test shoot of their debut film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, 19 years back. Initially, they had started their journey as friends which had gradually turned into love, and later their love for each other had made them take the saat pheras. The couple is blessed with two boys, Riaan Deshmukh, born in 2014 and Rahyl Deshmukh was born in 2016.
On February 3, 2022, Riteish Deshmukh took to his Instagram handle and shared a series of monochrome pictures with his wife, Genelia Deshmukh and penned a heartwarming note for her, wishing her on their 10th wedding anniversary. The actor wrote:
"Being with you is the greatest blessing of my life. Sharing laughter, tears, joy, struggles, fears, happiness, we have walked these miles holding each other's hands, a step at a time. With you by my side I feel I could do anything. Thank you for being you. Happy 10th Anniversary Baiko. I love you @geneliad."
A few moments back, Genelia took to her IG handle and shared an adorable video with her husband. In the video, we can get glimpses of some unseen and rare clips of Genelia and Riteish. Sharing the video, the actress wife penned a beautiful note on their 10th wedding anniversary that can be read as:
"Dearest @riteishd, 10years is definitely a milestone and knowing me, today would be just the 2 of us leaving town, celebrating, dancing, dining and endless hugs.But with tight schedules and work taking the better of us, I realise, what is the true meaning of celebrating-You directing for the first time and I get to be part of it, me acting after 10 years and you are part of it and together we put our sweat and blood and life into something we chose together and if this isn’t a celebration then what else is? We’ve been partners in love, parenting parents, business partners and Thank God for #Vedd where we get to be partners who help each other, build dreams and try and fulfill it together. I will celebrate you everyday and ya the endless hugs will still stay on - you definitely can’t escape that part
In an old interview with DNA, Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh had spoken about their life after becoming husband and wife and had also revealed their take on marriage. According to them, taking the romance out of a relationship, makes it dull. While Genelia had said:
"It can, if you choose to let it be. Like Riteish says 'Every relationship has to be worked on'. Marriage is no different."
On the other hand, Riteish had shared his point of view in the same conversation. He had said:
"Relationships need to be re-invented in every phase and you need to adapt to that phase and re-invent yourself because both of you are different people from the time you started dating each other to the time you get married and post marriage. Tomorrow, I will be different, so everything needs to be worked upon as the dynamics keep changing."
While going in the conversation further, Riteish had mentioned that when he had first started dating Genelia, she was in her teens, and he was in his early 20s. After being 14 years together, things might have changed in a certain way but there is a beauty in it. The actor had shared:
I started dating her when she was in her teens and I was in my early 20s, so now eventually after 14 years of being together there's a certain beauty in whatever we do. It's like finding romance with a child in your hand. Earlier, it was romancing each other when no one knew, then a few close friends knew so it was a different kind of romance, you could walk out there holding hands, then later a stage came when we got married and could be officially together. Now, marriage is holding hands with a child in the middle. That's the charm of it."
Well, we absolutely adore Riteish and Genelia, and we wish them, a very happy 10th anniversary!