Bollywood heartthrob Milind Soman broke many hearts of his female fans when he made his relationship official with then girlfriend and now wife, Ankita Konwar. The madly and deeply in love couple set the temperature soaring whenever they post a picture on social media. Many can’t take their eyes off from this gorgeous couple’s droolworthy pictures. But not many know that it wasn’t that easy for Ankita to fall in love with Milind. In a conversation with Humans of Bombay, Konwar revealed that after the unfortunate and untimely death of her ex-boyfriend, she couldn’t fall in love easily, even when she wanted to.
Spilling the beans over their love story for the first time, Ankita spoke at length right from the time they fell in love to how their families reacted to their age gap. Read out her endearing story below:
“I decided to move out of the country & started working with Air Asia, as a cabin crew in Malaysia. It was at that time that my then boyfriend, suddenly passed away. It was heartbreaking–it felt like there was no coming back. A couple of months later, I got posted in Chennai.
I was staying in a hotel with my colleagues. Once, in the lobby, I saw a tall, rugged man. It was Milind Soman! I was a big fan! So I went to say hello, but he was busy. A few days later, I saw him again at the hotel’s nightclub.
I kept looking at him & he was staring at me too! My friends urged me to go talk to him. So I asked if he’d like to dance & he obliged! There was a vibe–I could feel it!
But I didn’t want to get too involved. So I excused myself & I thought he’d forget about me. But soon he came looking for me–he had to go so he asked for my number. It was a new number, so I didn’t remember it & didn’t have my phone on me either.
So he made my friend take his number & asked me to message him. A few days passed by & I couldn’t get him out of my mind. So I texted him & we met again after a week, for dinner. After that, we’d constantly text & meet.
But I still couldn’t bring myself to get fully involved. Until one day, I told him that because of my past, with my boyfriend, there was a part of me that couldn’t let go. To which he said, ‘When I fell in love with you, I fell in love with all of you. Even the part that carries the burden of your past. So don’t be afraid, we’re in this together.’ That’s when I knew–this was the man for me!
We dated for 5 years after that–until we decided to get married! My family & a few others were worried because of the age gap between us. But it wasn’t an issue for us! So when they saw us together & they saw how happy I was around him, they agreed too!
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