Star couple, Maliak Arora and Arbaaz Khan from the tinsel town finally announced their break-up on late Sunday.
Malaika and Arbaaz said in the statement that, “The truth is, we have taken a break, but that doesn’t mean people can presume, assume and speculate things of such malicious nature. We are taking out time to figure out our lives… Yes, it’s true that we are separated, but where our lives go and what transpires between us, it is for us to decide. Wherever it goes from here, we will talk about it when we are ready to”.
“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”, the couple said.
“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 us like that. We deeply respect each other’s families. We want to put to rest all these articles which are complete rubbish. Till then, please respect our privacy and do not drag our respective families and our child into it”, said Arbaaz.
The couple further alleges that every report surrounding their separation that has come out is completely baseless and that their silence has been mistaken to be a weakness on their part.
The two then urged in the statement that they would appreciate if people give them space and have requested media to not believe whatever their “said source” says. The duo finished off saying that they hold immense regard for each other and will do whatever is best for them, their child and their families.
The estranged couple has a 13-year-old son whose custody is still not clear, though reports suggested Malaika is batting for her son’s guardianship post the split.