Before they finally parted ways in 2017, Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan were married for around two deacdes and during a recent conversation with Farah Khan, Malaika revealed that it was actually her who proposed Arbaaz for marriage instead of other way around. She said, “Nobody knows that. I proposed. It was not Arbaaz who proposed to me. It was the other way around. I actually said, ‘You know what, I want to get married, are you ready?’ And very sweetly actually he just turned around and told me, ‘You pick the day and the place. He said that.”
She added, “He is a wonderful person. He let me be the person I am today. I feel a lot of me that I am today is also because of him because he let me be the person I am.”
Talking about what went wrong in the relationship which eventually led to divorce, Malaika said, “We drifted. We were too young. I was very young. I think I also changed. I also wanted different things in life. Somewhere I felt that was missing in my space and I needed to move on. I felt the only way I could do that is if I could actually probably let go of certain ties. I think today we are better people. We love and respect each other for the people that we are. We have a child together. So that is something that will never ever change. But I feel we are far better people. Then, I think we were very irritable. Very irritable people. We became angry, negative people.” Farah added, “Towards the end. Till Dabang you all were fine. Then I also saw the difference.”
Malaika also has a son with Arbaaz named Arhaan and she is currently dating Arjun Kapoor. Arbaaz on the other hand, is in a relationship with model Giorgia Andriani.