For the past few weeks, a lot had said about the alleged separation of Bollywood producer and actor Arbaaz Khan and his wife Malaika Arora Khan. It was said that both had ended their 18 years of relationship and heading towards the divorce, but both of them shut their mouth about the happenings, but now everything has been cleared and it is confirmed that both have separated. A joint statement has been released by Arbaaz and Malaika amid the breakup rumours that reveals about their decision.
In a joint statement that has given to DNA, the duo has confirmed that they have parted their ways but the scraps that are running in the media are all baseless and rubbished. They have actually taken a break and deciding about our future and our children.
According to the joint statement, as this was their personal matter, so they decided not to talk about this in public but our silence had used as the medium of some cheap publicity for some people and they have been publishing baseless and unaccepted stories. First of all, there is not any involvement of third person as said by the media.
The another baseless thing aired by the media was that Arbaaz is financially week that was the reason of our split but this is also totally wrong and Malaika had never said this to anyone. They are also requested to the media that don’t blindly believe in their sources and don’t accept any rumours until we haven’t given the information.
Here is the exact word to word explanation given by Arbaaz and Malaika in a joint statement:
We have maintained a dignified silence till now but it is causing us too much confusion and is disturbing for our families. To put all of the speculation to rest, we are giving out this statement. People claiming to be our friends and sources have been speaking on our behalf giving out wrong, malicious information. They have maligned us for long and we have kept quiet and not said a word as it’s a personal matter between us. We have got a child and our families are involved, but just because we have not said anything till now, it doesn’t give anybody the license to speculate on any rubbish about us.
We know that there will be speculation, but it is disturbing to read that Malaika has approached a random divorce lawyer she doesn’t know at all. Nor has this lawyer got in touch with us ever. Whoever this person is, can lose their license as it’s irresponsible to talk about people who are not your clients.
The truth is, we have taken a break, but that doesn’t mean people can presume, assume and speculate things of such malicious nature. We are taking out time to figure out our lives… Yes, it’s true that we are separated, but where our lives go and what transpires between us, it is for us to decide. Wherever it goes from here, we will talk about it when we are ready to.
We are not separated because of a third random person, like there were stories of a friendship between a businessman and Malaika. Nor was it about his family disapproving of her lifestyle, nor does she feel that her husband is not financially stable. She is not crying on her brother-in-law Salman’s shoulders, asking him to help. They are our family, so please don’t talk about them like that. We deeply respect each other’s families. We want to put to rest all these articles which are complete rubbish. Till then, please respect our privacy and do not drag our respective families and our child into it.
Everything that has been carried till now is completely baseless.. Everyone is taking our silence as a sign of weakness. When we are ready to talk, we will. It’s a tough and difficult time for us and we will appreciate it if you can please give us our space. We have and hold immense respect for each other and hold each other in the highest regard. Ultimately, we will do what’s best for our child, us and our family. Please understand what we are going through. We urge the media not to speculate and kindly do not believe whoever your said sources are, unless you hear from the people concerned.