After over two decades of togetherness, Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan went their own separate ways. The couple was granted legal separation at the Mumbai family court as their marriage had an amicable end. The divorce was granted by the court on Thursday, May 11. We hear that the custody of the son remains with the mother as Arbaaz has all access rights. Though neither of the two have released a statement on the same, sources have said that Malaika has been given their teenage son Arhaan's full custody. Right after they filed for a divorce last year, the diva moved out of the Khan residence along with her son. As per law, once a couple files for separation, they are given six months' period to live separately and cool off. With a view to get a clearer understanding of whether the relationship is worth pursuing, the court asks for this norm to be followed.
Just as asked, Malaika moved out of the Khan residence and stays in an apartment in Khar. While there were hopes that this six months period might bring the couple together, turns out they have drifted apart, just as claimed by Arbaaz. Amidst the proceedings, the actor had stated, “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. I wouldn’t want to speak for her. I kept my option open despite us parting ways, and I gave it a little time, whether it was a year or two years before I moved on in certain ways. Even as far as dating somebody is concerned. So I guess if that was to happen it would have happened in the first six months, or one year. It didn’t and it’s been almost three years now.”
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While it is disheartening to see the couple end their relationship, we're happy with how cordial they have been since. It was expected that they might have difficulty staying in the same company. However, they've been very amicable throughout. In fact, the duo even attended the Justin Bieber concert on may 10, along with their son Arhaan. That says a lot about how involved they both would be when it comes to taking care of him.
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