Here's how Malaika Arora, Arbaaz Khan's 12-year-old son Arhaan Khan reacted to their divorce
First Published 3, Jun 2020, 11:36 AM
In an interview, Arbaaz Khan told how he broke the news of his divorce with Malaika Arora to son Arhaan Khan
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan were one of the hottest couples in Bollywood but they parted ways. They had called it quits in 2016, and their divorce came through after a year. The two remain on cordial terms and co-parent their son, Arhaan.
Now, Malaika Arora and Arbaaz have moved on with their personal lives. Malaika is dating Arjun Kapoor, and Arbaaz is with Italian model Giorgia Adriani.
In an interview, Arbaaz talked about his separation with Malaika and how he broke the news to his son Arhaan Khan. He also said how his 12-year-old son had sensed something is going wrong in the house. Arbaaz told Pinkvilla, "I guess we underestimate the intelligence of children. My boy was almost 12 years old and he had a fair understanding. We like to think otherwise. He was aware of what was happening. They can sense it, you know. They can smell things in the house. So there was not much needed to sit him down and explain things to him. But, he was pretty much aware and it was all ok."
Arbaaz also talked about his son and how he took the news of his parents' divorce: "It's got to do about both of us as people. No matter the differences we had which led us to take this step, which is a drastic step but a necessary step because it had come to a point where this was the only way to go about making this equation as okay as possible. And there was a child involved for him too. I am there for him, obviously she had the custody of my child and I felt it was fair-enough and I never wanted to even fight for the custody. I felt at that point in time, as a mother, when the child was much younger, I guess a mother's scenario at that point in time is of much use. But, now he is going to be 18, he will make up his mind where he wants to be, how he wants to be. I spend a lot of time with him in any case. He is a lovely boy and is growing up to be a really good boy."
Malaika Arora also once talked about her son and his response to the divorce, "My son has become far more accepting and flourishing. Arhaan can see the difference between the two of them and how happy we both look now."
Malaika also remembered that her son had said to her a few months after the divorce, "Mom, you look happy."