Long-time Bollywood couple Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan have officially filed for legal separation, putting an end to rumours and their 17 years of marriage. According to reports, the iconic couple moved the family court in Bandra for dissolution of their marriage based on mutual consent.
Both also attended counselling session, after which they now have a six month period to consider reconciliation before they can be granted a divorce. The couple have a 14 year old son Arhaan.
Malaika and Arbaaz met for the first time during a commercial shoot for a coffee brand in 1993 and began dating. Their courtship lasted for 5 years before they got married in a church wedding and in a Nikaah.
They announced their separation earlier this year and Malaika moved out into a separate apartment with her son.
Rumours have surrounded their separation, especially on what was the reason for their decision. While some claim that Malaika had a supposed affair with Arjun Kapoor, other reports say that Malaika wanted Arbaaz to come out of the shadow of his superstar brother Salman. Then Khan family attempted several reconciliations between the couple but to no avail.