New Delhi :
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan’s announcement to part ways in 2017 after being married for 18 years came as a shocker for all of us. Following their split, speculations about their decision to part ways became a pool of gossips though neither of the two has come forward with a robust reason behind their divorce. Appearing on Kareena Kapoor Khan's radio show What Women Want, which airs on Ishq 104.8 FM, Malaika split the beans to what really happened the night before divorce from Arbaaz Khan. She revealed that when she initially told her friends and family members about her decision, they asked her to reconsider it.
"I think sab ki pehli yehi raai hai ki mat karna. Koi aapko nahi kahega ki, 'Haan, haan, please jayiye, kariye.' That's the first thing, ki aap soch samajh ke yeh decision lena. I went through the same thing," she said.
Malaika also went on to add about how she was asked to think things through before officially parting ways, "Even the night before I got divorced, I had my family sit with me and ask me yet again, 'Are you sure? Are you 100 per cent about your decision?' So I think that was something I heard all along and rightly so. These are the people who worry and care so they will definitely say that," she adds.
None the less, Malaika also added that everyone supported her decision. “Everybody said, 'If this is the decision that you're making, then we're really proud of you and in our eyes, you are a strong woman.' So for me, that kind of gave me that extra strength that I needed’’.
Arbaaz and Malaika got married in 1998, and have a 16-year-old son together, Arhaan.