The reasons we love Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are multiple and varied. Their relationship skills, though? Not one of them. The madly-in-love couple won’t oblige the masses and just admit it goddammit. What they will do, instead, is leave a trail of breadcrumbs on Instagram and leave you to channel your best Jessica Jones.
While Ranveer Singh has no qualms chasing her around with a rose in front of the paps, the reserved Deepika chooses to keep her displays of affection behind closed doors. But as her Bajirao Mastani bae neared his 32nd birthday, Deepika was clearly feeling the love and made one of those very rare admissions of love on Instagram – which is as good as a bona fide, attested declaration in blood; everyone knows that.
Our ELLE Man cover star shared his favourite picks from our anniversary issue (not that we blame him, we do routinely get lost in the archive vault too) and Deepika slid into his DMs with a good ol’ heart emoji.