After 18 years of marriage, Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan divorced in 2017 but remain cordial for their son, Arhaan Khan.
In an interview on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s radio show, Arora opened up about her divorce for the first time. She said, “I think sab ki pehli yehi raai hai ki mat karna. Koi aapko nahi kahega ki, ‘Haan, haan, please jayiye, kariye.’ That’s the first thing, ki aap soch samajh ke yeh decision lena. I went through the same thing.”
She added, “Even the night before I got divorced, I had my family sit with me and ask me yet again, ‘Are you sure? Are you 100 per cent about your decision?’ So I think that was something I heard all along and rightly so. These are the people who worry and care so they will definitely say that.”
Arora also said that the ex-couple weighed out the pros and cons of the relationship and in the end they decided it would be for the best to cancel their marriage. She said, “It’s never ever easy like no other major decision in your life and at the end of the day, someone has to be blamed. You always have to point fingers at someone. I think that’s the general human nature to go about things. It’s never easy, but the person that I am, for me happiness is the most important. And it’s not just me is the happiness for everybody around. So even if it means that I have to make or take such a major decision in my life, of course, I didn’t do it alone. There are two people involved. And I think we eventually did think about a lot of things, we weighed every single pros and cons and then we decided that I think it’s better off that we go our separate ways because I think we’ll just be better people.”