BOLLYWOOD: Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora sent shockwaves through the nation when they announced their decision to end their 16-year-long marriage. Even after going their separate ways, they continue to be cordial with each other.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Arbaaz said that he and Malaika dealt with their divorce with a lot of maturity. “We have been together for so many years, and shared so many memories. Most importantly we have kids together, so there’s a respect for each other. There was something that did not work between us so we got separated. However, this doesn’t mean that we will hate each other. We are mature individuals; we are dealing with it with respect and dignity,” he said.
Not only does Arbaaz share a friendly equation with Malaika, but her family as well. “I have a good equation with her side of the family too. So if we could not live amicably under one roof, we decided to lead our lives separately. Our son has kept us bonded, and when he grows up everything will be better,” he said.
Earlier, on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s radio show What Women Want, Malaika said that it was not an easy decision to make but their own happiness and the happiness of those around them was extremely important.