Actor Purab Kohli has no qualms that his daughter Inaya is his love child

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"I never wanted my baby to feel that we got into a relationship because she was coming."

Many people, particularly women, were in for a shock when actor, veejay, and anchor Purab Kohli broke the news of the birth of his daughter Inaya. What was even more surprising was that Inaya, his daughter, is Purab's love child with Lucy Payton, a UK-based Yoga teacher.

However, Purab and Lucy did not get married immediately after they conceived as it didn't really matter to them.

“When Inaya was conceived, we were not married and it didn’t matter to me. When Lucy called me and said, ‘Hey we are having a baby and I said wow. Let’s do it.’ There was pressure to get married. My mother was the most concerned and my family did say you guys have to get married quickly when she was pregnant. But I was adamant about not doing it because I never wanted my baby to feel that we got into a relationship because she was coming," he told the

And after Inaya was born the two have come closer and she has transformed their lives like never before, adds Purab who would soon be seen on the silver screen in the sequel Rock On 2.

"Her coming into this world has transformed both our lives for the better. She is our love child and has bloomed even more love between both of us and made me love life more. I don’t want her to ever feel that it was not meant to be. It was meant in every possible way and she was the force of nature and nothing could stop her from coming into this world," he says in the interview.


Afternoon walk... #BabyOnBoard

A video posted by Purab H Kohli (@purab_kohli) on

While the couple has legally signed the papers, they plan to have a grand wedding in London next year.

“We have legally signed the papers and will have a big celebration next year in London. We just want Inaya to be standing on her two feet and hold the flowers while we take our vows.”

Continue reading on the next page to know what Purab feels about being a new father!


Purab has also been posting quite a few interesting pictures with his daughter Inaya on his Instagram page. Talking about fatherhood, the new dad says that when you have a baby you stop living for yourself. Perhaps this was the reason why he posted this cute picture:


Similar hair patterns:) #whirl #spiral #roundandround

A photo posted by Purab H Kohli (@purab_kohli) on

“Fatherhood changes everything. Fatherhood is a gift I wish upon everybody, especially of a baby girl. When you have a child, you stop living for yourself. Lucy points out that she hasn’t seen any of her friends whose husbands have had such a strong relationship with their baby in the first year. Inaya and I have a strong connection and we have fun together,” he says.


It's true ❤️

A photo posted by Purab H Kohli (@purab_kohli) on

3 ways in which a baby strengthens your relationship

Purab is right when he says that his relationship with Lucy has reached new heights after the birth of Inaya. Having a baby could bring you closer to your partner in many ways. Here's why:

1.You become a family: While you might be living separate lives of your own as a couple, once a baby comes into the picture you, for the first time, feel like a family and that in itself brings the two of you closer.

2. Your love for each other grows manifold: The entire pregnancy cycle and child birth, later on, exposes you to feelings that you must have never expressed before and your love for your partner only increases every day. You know that you are one team and lean on each other during moments of happiness, difficulty, and despair, especially when you're dealing with a newborn in the first few days.

3. You make time for each other: While earlier you had excuses to skip a dinner or a Sunday brunch, after you have a baby you make sure that you spend some time together as a family, just like Purab.

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[Images courtesy: Purab Kohli on Instagram; Main Image courtesy: Instagram]