OMG! Newly divorced Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan reunite for family
The now single parents took everybody by surprise when they were spotted together with family. Read on to know their future plans.
After 18 years of marriage, actors Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan were finally granted a divorce last month.
But even with their newly acquired single status, the two continue to remain good friends and are often spotted along with each other.
Take for instance the day before they got divorced, Malaika and Arbaaz accompanied their son Arhaan to a pop concert. And, even before their divorce, they were seen together on multiple occasions including their son's birthday as well as Malaika's mother's birthday.
So it wasn't the first time this much separated couple appeared together. And it seems the streak will continue for a long time.
This couple is on a mission to dispel the myth that divorce means 'the end.' In fact, they are proving time-and-again that it could also mean the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
So while Arbaaz shares a close bond with his sister-in-law Amrita Arora Ladakh as well as his mother and father-in-law; Malaika is also quite close to her in-laws.
And to set this record straight they recently got together for a casual Sunday brunch with the family. The Khans were accompanied by Malaika's parents as well as sister Amrita who shared the family photograph.
However, while they do come together for the sake of their 14-year-old and even their family, there is certainly no getting back with each other.
Arbaaz in fact, made an explosive revelation about their separation and said that they still share a great rapport.
"You have to just let go, what do you do? It is not easy. We are on good terms. For a while, I wanted her to stay away from me. When you live together and are not together and yet you are together in so many ways, it gets complicated. I said, ‘Just live your life...’ he said.
But, there is no chance of them getting back together.
"I feel, if we had to get more time, we would have got back by now. The fact that we haven’t, means it is not meant to be," said the Dabangg star.
Either way, Malaika and Arbaaz have managed to create a respectful and loving environment so that their son can have a normal childhood and that perhaps has also been the primary reason for them to still be willing to come together.
The doting father says that while the couple were undergoing their separation, their son focussed himself on to his studies.
"We have realised that he knew that there was a situation in the family and he put his focus into his activities and full credit to him. There is a parenting that still happens and we are more careful with him," shared the proud father.
So while Arhaan was in good hands, sometimes separated parents are unable to see the big picture and that ruins a child's life.
"The revolution in sexual relationships is wrecking children's lives as well as those of adults. It can greatly affect child development and emotional health. Children don't just sail through parental conflict, separation, divorce, and remarriage. There are lasting consequences. Children are affected by single parenting and step-parenting turn out to be no substitute for a missing father or mother. Children feel that living in an unhappy marriage may be far better for them than separation or divorce," shares Anuja Kapur, Delhi-based clinical psychologist.
She explains that while there may be no tougher task in the world than to help one's children cope with your divorce and a subsequent remarriage, there are ways one can still do it.
- Always be truthful: Telling your kids the truth about what’s going on is paramount. Tell them why the marriage failed, but do it without badmouthing your former spouse .Admit to your own mistakes and faults that contributed to the failure of the marriage – kids see these things clearly anyway! Reassure them that it was in no way their fault. Tell them you love them unconditionally and you’re committed to help them through the difficult road that lies ahead.
- Protect your kids from negativity: Being honest with your kids does not require that you expose them to all the violence of emotion involved. Keep the negativity as private as possible.
- Do not treat your kids as spies: Adults have to learn to talk. If you have something to tell your former spouse, don’t ask your kids to tell them for you; tell them yourself.
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