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From Malaika Arora to Farhan Akhtar, Bollywood Celebrities Who Found Love After Their Divorce

These stars had no qualms about putting themselves out there post their split—and we're all for it.

Celebrity or not, a romantic separation is always painful, often sparking the thought: "Will I ever find love again?" While you may not think so at the time, who knows what life has in store for you. Bollywood—and Hollywood—stars have proven, time and again, that you have more than one chance at finding your soulmate. Irrespective of the long years you spent trying to make it work with the one you thought was 'the one for you', don't lose hope, as your 'forever person' might be right around the corner! Unfortunately, to date, divorce continues to be a societal taboo, inviting criticism and judgement from the over-intrusive Indian relative. But, several film stars have emerged as a beacon of hope, breaking the shackles of stigma by seeking their soulmate and finding love once again. A reminder: you always have a second—third, fourth, and so on—shot at love, so keep your hopes up.

Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan tied the knot in 1998, and share a son, Arhaan. In 2017, 19 years into their marriage, the pair went their separate ways, disheartening fans who were vouching for their long-term relationship. A year later, dating rumours sparked between the 40-year-old and Arjun Kapoor, who happens to be 12 years younger than her (but who cares?) While Malaika and Arjun initially denied their courtship, they're now publicly dating and often take to Instagram to post pictures together.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Saif Ali Khan split with his former wife, Amrita Singh, after 13 years of marriage, in 2004. The duo also has two children together, Ibrahim and Sara. But, it wasn't until 2008 when Saif met the love of his life, Kareena Kapoor, on the sets of their movie, Tashan. Fast forward 14 years later, #Saifeena are happily married and madly in love, and have two sons, Taimur and Jeh.

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar

Actor Farhan Akhtar and hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani announced their separation in 2017 and are co-parenting two children together. Years later, Farhan has found love in anchor, model, and singer, Shibani Dandekar, who he is reportedly all set to tie the knot with later this year!

Kalki Koechlin and Guy Hershberg

Not many know that the Dev D actor was once married to Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. After tying the knot in 2011, the two filed for divorce two years later. In 2020, Kalki welcomed her first baby, Sappho, with her boyfriend Guy Hershberg.

Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades

In May 2018, after 20 years of marriage, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia released a joint statement announcing their separation. The pair are currently co-parenting their two daughters, Myra and Mahikaa. Arjun has also been blessed with a son, Arik, with his South African model girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades.

Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi

In 2019, 5 years into their marriage, Dia Mirza announced that her husband, Sahil, and she, have decided to call it quits. On 15th February last year, the UN Goodwill Ambassador married her once-in-a-lifetime love, Vaibhav Rekhi, with whom she welcomed a baby boy named Avyaan Azaad.

Arbaaz Khan and Giorgia Andriani

Not only Malaika, Arbaaz, too, found love post his divorce! The actor has been in a relationship with Giorgia Andriani, an Italian dancer and actor, for a few years now. The two are often spotted holidaying in exotic locations and are spotted at fraternity gatherings together.

Sanjay Dutt and Manyata

In 1998, actor Sanjay Dutt got hitched to Rhea Pillai, but, only after a few years, in 2005, the two decided to part ways. On 7th February 2008, the actor tied the knot with Manyata in a private wedding in Goa. Two years later, the couple welcomed twins, Iqra and Shahraan, into their lives.

Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda

Pulkit Samrat and Shweta Rohira were married for just a year, till 2015. Years later, the actor has found his 'happily ever after' with Kriti Kharbanda. The two have been open about their relationship and often take to social media to share adorable pictures.

Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu

Actor Karan Singh Grover has been married twice before, first to Shraddha Nigam (2008-2009) and later to Jennifer Winget (2012-2014). Well, as they say, third time's a charm! He found his forever love in Bipasha Basu, and the couple tied the knot in 2016 in a Bengali ceremony.