Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan’s announcement to part ways in 2017 after being married for 18 years came as surprising news for all of us. Though they have separated, the two are exemplary parents for their kid, Arhaan Khan.
Talking about his divorce with Malaika, Arbaaz told Pinkvilla, "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." Arbaaz also said, "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."
When asked about Arhaan’s custody with Malaika, Arbaaz said, "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 a chat with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Malaika had said that the divorce made both of them better people. “We did think about a lot of things and weighed every single pro and con. And then we decided, it’s better off that we move our separate ways because we’d just be better people. Because we were two people in a situation making each other extremely unhappy which was impacting everybody else’s life around us,” she had said.
Arbaaz is currently dating Italian model Giorgia Andriani, while Malaika Arora is in a relationship with Arjun Kapoor.