This is turning out to be a bad year for relationships in Bollywood. On the heels of several break-ups this year, a rumour that has been public knowledge for the past few weeks seems to have been confirmed: Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan have decided to call it quits.
If reports are to be believed, the Chaiyya Chaiyya fame dancer has decided to opt out of her 18-year marriage to actor-turned-director Arbaaz Khan and has allegedly filed for divorce.
Amidst continuous rumours about the trouble in this couple's marriage, Mumbai Mirror reported that, three months ago, Malaika walked out of their Bandra home with 14-year-old son, Arhaan, and rented an apartment in Khar, about three and a half kilometres away.
She reportedly informed Salman and family that she has been single-handedly providing for Arhaan financially; for instance, she's paying his exorbitant school tuition fees.
The Khan-daan bahu's absence from sister-in-law Arpita Khan Sharma's baby shower and younger sister Amrita's b'day bash in Dubai has worked as fuel to the rumours.
While Arbaaz has time and again taken to social media and denied the rumours of his troubled marriage, daddy Salim Khan has decided not to intervene in the love life of his kids.
"I am a writer... don't ask me about anyone's love affair or break-up reports. I never interfere in the life of my kids. I don't want to talk about it," Salim told PTI.
During the TV show Yaar Mera Superstar, Arbaaz said, "I love Malaika but I'm possessive about her. It wasn't like this when she was younger or I was new into the relationship. She is precious to me. I'm afraid of losing her now."
The couple were currently hosting a TV show, Power Couple and the murmurs grew louder after the duo stopped coming to the sets together.
Unfortunately, Salman Khan's regular efforts to reconcile his brother and sis-in-law's relationship have been in vain.
Malaika first met Arbaaz, while shooting for a coffee advertisement in 1992. The couple fell in love and dated for five years before tying the knot.
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