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Last year, supermodel Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar, who is 26 years younger than him, tied the knot. Yesterday, Ankita shared their love story on Instagram for Humans of Bombay.
Love is said to be eternal and immortal, where nothing matters but only the unision of two hearts.
We often define love with romantic quotes, but when it comes to marriage in India there are a set of so called rules. Age and religion rank first in these. Several celebrities, however, have wowed us by ditching this set of rules for finding their partner.
A new addition to the list is Ankita Konwar and super model Milind Soman, who married last year. The lovely couple has ditched all the stereotypes, especially the enormous age gap of 26 years!
Ankita recently shared a heartwarming post on their love story, about how they met and fell in love despite their age gap, in a recent post for social media blog Humans Of Bombay.
Ankita Konwar openly says what got her attracted to Milind in her post. She writes: “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 and he was staring at me too! My friends urged me to go talk to him. So I asked if he’d like to dance and he obliged! There was a vibe – I could feel it!”
However she had not wanted to get too involved with Milind at that moment of time. “But I didn’t want to get too involved. So I excused myself and I thought he’d forget about me,” she says. “But soon he came looking for me – he had to go so he asked for my number.”
She goes on to write that Milind Soman and she dated for 5 years after that after which they decided to get hitched.
“My family and a few others were worried because of the age gap between us,” she shares. “But it wasn’t an issue for us! So when they saw us together and they saw how happy I was around him, they agreed too!”
This lovely couple got married as per Maharashtrian traditions in April last year and later had an exciting fairytale barefoot wedding in Spain.
“Believe it or not, we got married thrice!” Ankita writes. “We had a traditional wedding in Alibaug, a white wedding in Spain under a waterfall and the third, at a place called ‘the end of the world’ there. He’s the best thing that’s happened to me; he taught me to let go, to fall in love, to be happy. And our adventures have only just begun – I can’t wait to live the rest of my life.”
This post by Ankita Konwar radiates the warmth of love. Love can happen at any any age. With the gap of 26 years, it might not be as easy it seems, but they’re in love right now, and that is all that matters!
Bravo to Ankita for following her heart against all odds!
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