Arbaaz Khan Opens Up On His Divorce With Malaika Arora And How Their Son Arhaan Reacted To Their Separation
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan were married for 19 long years and people used to consider them a power couple. The amount of warmth and admiration they used to share was enviable. But it came as a shock when the couple decided to part ways after o many years of marriage. While Arbaaz tried to mend things, Malaika was adamant to choose her happiness over false societal notions. It was not an easy decision but the ex-couple has taken it for the happiness of all. But divorce doesn’t mean an end of one’s life. And Malaika and Arbaaz are the perfect examples for this as they both had found love again.
But getting divorced when you have a child from that marriage comes with its own set of challenges. In a recent interview with Pinkvilla, Arbaaz had opened about the challenges one faces while having a child in the marriage. He had stated, “When you have a child, it is a very difficult but a necessary step. It had come to a point where this was the only way to go about it to make this equation as okay as possible.”
He further went on to reveal his son’s reaction to it and had stated, “My boy was almost 12 at that time, he had a fair understanding. He was aware of what was happening. There wasn’t much to explain to him”.
The actor said that he is okay with Malaika getting the custody of their child. He was quoted as saying, “I am there for him. She has the custody of my child and didn’t want to even fight for custody because I felt when the child is younger, he needs his mother. Now he is 17, he will soon to be 18, he will make up his mind where he wants to be… he is a lovely boy.”
Earlier in an interview with Deccan Chronicle Arbaaz had spoken about his equation with Malaika post their divorce. He said, “We have been together for so many years, and shared so many memories. Most importantly we have kids together, so there’s a respect for each other. There was something that did not work between us so we got separated. However, this doesn’t mean that we will hate each other. We are mature individuals; we are dealing with it with respect and dignity.”
He had further added, “I have a good equation with her side of the family too. So if we could not live amicably under one roof, we decided to lead our lives separately. Our son has kept us bonded, and when he grows up everything will be better.”
Arbaaz Malaika had taught us that it’s okay to walk out of marriages if it’s not working for you and choosing happiness over fake societal notions is the right thing to do.