When Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan announced their separation in 2016, several speculations grew over what led to the end of their 18-year long marriage. However, both Malaika and Arbaaz chose to remain tight-lipped about the reasons behind their divorce.
As the ex-couple moved on in their respective lives, Malaika decided to lay bare how she dealt with the tumultuous times before and after her divorce on bestie Kareena Kapoor Khan's radio show.
The 45-year-old diva shared that his son Arhaan was completely supportive of her decision. "I would want to see my child in a happy environment than be subjected to an environment that is completely disruptive. With time, my child is far more accepting and far more happy. He can see that we both as individuals are far more happy than what we were in our marriage," revealed Malaika.
Talking about how Arhaan dealt with the changes in his family she added, "He did actually turn around one day and he did say that to me, 'Mom, it's good to see you happy and smiling'."
Malaika won the custody of Arhaan post the divorce, and her son is staying with her.
Talking about why she decided to take the final step Malaika said that her own happiness and the happiness of those around her was of utmost importance to her. "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," said the model-turned-actress and dancer.
Arbaaz and Malaika got married in 1998 and were granted divorce by the Bandra family court in May 2017.