5 things about Malaika-Arbaaz divorce that will surprise you

It's done. Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan have officially been granted divorce. One of the IT couples of Bollywood, Malaika and Arbaaz had already filed for divorce last year in November, but were officially declared divorced on Thursday. Here are five things you didn't know about their separation.

  • Despite being separated, Malaika and Arbaaz have maintained a cordial relationship and were, in fact, seen with their 14-year-old son Arhaan at the Justin Bieber concert on Wednesday in Mumbai.
  • Malaika Arora, 43, and Arbaaz Khan, 49, have been married for about 18 years, but said in an alleged joint statement that their marriage was on the rocks. Later, Malaika's family were reportedly upset because apparently, Malaika had given no such statement to the media.
  • According to the legalities, Malaika will get custody of their son Arhaan whereas Arbaaz will have access to his son whenever he wants.
  • Although the couple has been living apart, both Malaika and Arbaaz arrived at the Bandra Family Court in the same car, proving that their relationship is still amicable and that there are no hard feelings or bitterness.
  • There were rumours that the couple's marriage was in trouble because of Malaika's alleged relationship with a businessman, but the actors formally announced, "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."