Bigg Boss 9 fame Priya Malik, was one strong opinionated and gutsy girl from that season of the controversial show. Although she did not take the trophy back home, Malik managed to stir up quite the drama in the show with her strong opinions and views. Malik recently announced her engagement to Delhi-based entrepreneur, Karan Bakshi, but had exchanged rings in 2019. As Priya was married to NRI Bhushan Malik earlier, she opened up why she kept her divorce and engagement to Bakshi, a secret.
Speaking with Bollywoodlife.com, Priya Malik spoke about her divorce to her ex-husband Bhushan and engagement to fiancé Karan. During the interview, sharing why she kept it all a secret, she said, “This is going to be my second marriage. And I had not announced my divorce publicly. So I was being really private about our relationship. And since our relationship has finally been accepted, we decided to make it public.” Priya revealed that Karan and she had been dating a year prior t their engagement and were living in together in Mumbai. She disclosed that both the families were aware of their relationship from the very beginning.
The Bigg Boss 9 fame mentioned that the year she started dating Karan, she also got divorced from her former husband Bhushan Malik. In the interview, talking about what went wrong with Bhushan and her first marriage, Malik said, “Nothing went wrong to be honest. It was just a mutual decision. And that's something I always talk about how we should normalize divorce. It doesn't have to be ke kuch hua.” She mentioned that there was no domestic violence, no adultery, and revealed that it was just two people falling out of love because they both took different paths in life. She also called her ex-husband an amazing guy and said that she is happy that their divorce happened on friendly, agreeable and respectable terms. Priya also mentioned that Bhushan was the first person she informed about her relationship and her engagement.
Priya Malik spoke about her divorce to Bhushan Malik and said, “Initially, I took time for me to accept it and I didn't even tell my family and friends for a very long time. I told them after a year.” She shared that the main reason for their separation was that Priya wanted to shift back to India, and not live in Australia, while Bhushan did not want to move back to the country. Also Read: Bigg Boss 9's Priya Malik Reveals Finding Her Mr Right In 2019; Drops Pictures Of Her Engagement With Karan Bakshi
Meanwhile, Priya Malik and Karan Bakshi exchanged rings on October 28, 2019. Priya also revealed that Karan and she are planning to tie the knot in Diwali next year. They are planning to get married in the Gurudwara, and have a traditional wedding. Priya and her ex-husband were married for almost a decade and separated legally in mid-2018 in Australia. She had married Bhushan at the age of 21, in 2008.
Image source: Instagram/ Priya Malik
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