Arbaaz Khan Speaks About 25-Year Age Gap With Wife Sshura; Here's A Look At Some Other Bollywood Couples With Huge Age Gap
"Is age the only factor that keeps relationships going?" - Arbaaz Khan.
Arbaaz Khan tied the knot with make-up artist Sshura Khan in December 2023, and ever since then, the couple has been the topic of discussion for their huge age gap. Arbaaz, 56, is 25 years older than Sshura, which has ignited a flurry of trolls and criticisms on social media. Now, in a recent interview with a leading news portal, the actor-producer addressed such trolls, saying age is not the only factor that keeps relationships going.
As Arbaaz said, "Though my wife is much younger than me, it is not like she is 16 years old. She knew what she wanted in her life, and I knew what I wanted in my life. We spent a lot of time together in that one year to really see what we expect out of each other, what do we want, and how are we looking at our future. Such decisions are not made in a hurry.”
"It’s not like we were not aware of it or we hid it from each other. As a girl, she knew what she was getting into, and as a man, I knew what I was getting into. Two people of the same age can be together and probably separate in a year. So, is age the only factor that keeps relationships going? Ask yourself. In fact, whenever you see there is a very big age gap between marriages, they have far higher success rate."
Well, Arbaaz is certainly not wrong as many other B-town couples, despite their significant age differences, have been going strong, giving us some major relationship goals. In this article, let's have a look at some of them.
Dharmendra and Hema Malini's love story seems straight out of a Bollywood film and is an inspiration for us. The duo was once Bollywood's leading on-screen pair and went on to become a real-life couple as well. The couple's romance has stood the test of time, however, what many do not know is that they have a 13-year age difference.
Sanjay Dutt was married twice before he met Manyata. And despite the 19-year age gap, the couple has been going strong and can give the young couples a run for their money. While there have been various challenges over the years, they have supported each other through thick and thin.
Saif Ali Khan was married to Amrita Singh, who was 12 years older than him, before meeting Kareena Kapoor. Saif and Kareena started dating in 2008 and tied the knot in 2012 despite their 10-year age difference. They have been together for over a decade now and is an example that age is never a problem if the love is pure.
Notably, Saif once addressed trolls about the age gap between him and Kareena, saying, "I’d advise all men to marry much younger and beautiful women. How is it a great thing? It’s fairly obvious."
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have an age difference of 13 years. And it's not just the age gap, as they broke all stereotypes regarding arranged marriages in B-town as well, and proved love is beyond all such things. They make one of B-town's most adorable couples and often make us all go 'aww' with their pictures on social media.
Speaking about the age gap between them, Mira once shared in an interview, "His fluidity towards life is another quality I love. It’s helped me ease up a lot. He’s lived longer, so if anything, I can benefit from his experience, and he can benefit from my fresh perspective."
Besides the above-mentioned Bollywood couples, the list also includes Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza.