We saw them in many filmy and non-filmy parties, dinner outings, picturesque vacations together. The couple, Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor tried to keep their relationship under the rug for a long time but were unsuccessful to keep it hush-hush.
Now, the couple is all out to declare their love for each other to the world. Recently, on the eve of Arjun's birthday, Malaika announced her love for him, publicly, on her Instagram story.
Malaika once shared a post tagging Arjun. The post is titled, 'Right Lovers'. The quote reads, "The right lover will never cause anxiety. You will feel at peace. They will cease the war in your chest and fill the bones with nectar."
Both love holidays and many a time they are seen in exotic places spending quality time with each other. They have been seen together in pictures and videos with fans. Despite the negativity they sometimes face from netizens due to their age difference, the lovey-dovey romantic photos on Instagram show how happy they are with each other.
On Arjun's birthday Malaika shared an adorable picture wishing him. She wrote, "Happy birthday, my crazy, insanely funny and amazing Arjun Kapoor. Love and happiness always!"
In a recent interview with Times of India, Malaika revealed why she fell in love with Arjun. "It's very difficult to find someone who understands you. Arjun understands me. He makes me smile and laugh, and he knows me inside out. I guess that just makes everything work."
Not very long ago, during an interview with Filmfare, Arjun spoke about his relationship with Malaika, "We've come out because we feel the media has given us dignity."
However, Arjun rubbished rumours, which has been all over the internet since last year, of the couple marrying each other. "I am not getting married. If I am getting married, I will speak about it openly. There is no reason for me to hide it. It is not something I can hide from people. If I am not hiding anything now, why will I hide my marriage?" Arjun was quoted saying in a PTI report.
In an interview with Mid-Day, Malaika addressed netizens who criticised the couple for their age difference. "The age difference doesn't really pop up when you are in a relationship. It is about two minds and hearts connecting." "Unfortunately, we live in a society that refuses to progress with time. An older man romancing a younger girl is hailed everywhere, but when the woman is older, she's called ‘desperate' and a ‘buddhi'. For people who think like this, I have just one line: Take a flying f***," added Malaika.
Malaika was earlier married to Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz. The couple ended their 18-year-old marriage in 2016. They have a 16-year-old son, Arhaan.