Marital bliss may be over for Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan but the two are continuing to spend quality time together. The two have been spotted bringing in new year’s eve together in Goa accompanied by a bunch of close family and friends. We know, that Malaika and Arbaaz were married for over 18 years and so, it is little wonder then that they share the same circle of close friends.
Malaika’s sister Amrita Arora shared pictures of the family holiday on her social media account and everyone was shocked to see both Malaika and Arbaaz in the same frame.
The couple married in 1998 and have a son named Arhaan who was born in 2002.
When the couple announced their separation in early 2016, it came across as a rude shock to many. Arbaaz and Malaika were touted as the perfect couple going strong for many years. They officially filed for divorce in November 2016 and were spotted at Bandra family court for proceedings regarding the same.
There was much speculation in the media regarding their divorce and the two issued a joint statement earlier last year stating, “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.”
It is refreshing to see Bollywood couples handling their separation in a positive way. Recently we have seen Sussanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan too coming together to celebrate their son’s birthdays and also holidaying together for the sake of their children. More power to these couples.