Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are officially a couple


Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are officially a couple

Lurve is in the air

By ELLE team  May 11th, 2018

Update: In a recent magazine interview, we have confirmation that Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are dating. When asked about the relationship, Ranbir reveals, “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is — what’s the right word — flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself.”

Expanding on his new relationship in an interview with GQ, Ranbir adds, “It always comes with a lot of excitement. It’s a new person, it comes with new beats. Old tricks become new tricks again — you know, being charming and romantic, all of that. I think I’m more balanced today. I value relationships more. I can appreciate hurt and what it does to a person much more than I could a couple years back.”  

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor first made a public appearance together at Sonam Kapoor’s wedding.  

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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are also co-stars in the upcoming film, Brahmastra. Interestingly, Alia, herself, got the wheels of this relationship turning way back when she went on Koffee with Karan to say “I remember the first time I spoke to Ranbir. You (Karan Johar) called him up when Rockstar just released and you said, ‘Here, talk to Ranbir. Tell him how much you love him’. And I spoke so much rubbish. I was just talking non-stop, and he was like, ‘Yeah, that’s very nice, Alia.’ Obviously, I have hung out with him after that, and I still think he is really adorable. And I still want to marry him.”

And if you’re wondering how Alia’s bestie and Ranbir’s ex, Katrina Kaif, must be feeling about all this, rest assured there’s no drama in the near future. Katrina used the power of the ‘gram to congratulate Alia on hitting the Rs 100 crore mark with Raazi, encouraging all 13 million of her followers to go watch the movie. 

All this love, it just warms the cockles of our cold, cynical hearts. 

7 celebrity couples who remained friends after breaking up

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor should have nothing but good wishes from his ex, Deepika Padukone, who is great friends with both of the actors. Take a look at the other celebrities who are setting great examples for the rest of us.     

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz

Pop sensation Justin Timberlake dated the Charlie's Angels star for three years after they met at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2003 before splitting in 2006. When the former couple decided to work together in the 2011 romantic comedy Bad Teacher, it drew a lot attention but in an interview with US Weekly, Cameron cleared the air by saying, "No, it's great. Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect.'' The ex-N'sync member is now happily married to actress Jessica Biel while Cameron Diaz married music producer Benji Madden.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif became instantly popular as a couple after their first film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya back in 2005. With their continuous streak of successful films, the duo had a crazy fandom always rooting for them. Eventually, the couple decided to end things in their personal lives and Katrina Kaif moved on with Ranbir Kapoor but they continued to work together professionally and delivered their last superhit film Ek Tha Tiger in 2012 long after their break-up. The much-awaited sequel of this movie, Tiger Zinda Hai, will be released in December this year with its original pair in the lead. Both Salman and Katrina have always displayed mutual respect and love for each other on various occasion and the actress even said it an interview"I enjoy working with him. It has always been entertaining.''

Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar found love in celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani and married her in the early 2000s, The couple decided to end their marriage of 16 years after announcing their divorce in October 2016. Adhuna made her debut as a celebrity stylist with Farhan's directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai in 2001 and has continued to work on all his films ever since. The two continue to remain on good terms for their daughters after releasing a joint statement about their divorce"This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculations and public glare," read the joint statement.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were undoubtedly one of the most loved Hollywood couples, the Batman star met his former wife in 2004 after his separation from Jennifer Lopez and married her a year later. The couple hit the headlines when they announced their separation after 10 years of marriage, with rumours swirling about Ben's involvement with the caretaker of their kids. Jennifer cleared the air in her interview with Vanity Fair  “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce.'' The former couple are often seen together with their 3 kids and continue to maintain a cordial front, when Jennifer appeared on the Today show she revealed, "We're doing really well," she says. "The kids are great. They'll be getting up in the morning and going to school soon, and Ben is there and he'll be taking them. We will make it work."

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

Chris and Anna met on the sets of their show Take Me Home Tonight and the Jurassic world actor immediately knew she was the 'one'. He later revealed, “I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon [after I met her,]” he told PEOPLE. “It took a while for me to admit it, because it would be crazy to be like, ‘I want to marry you’ the first day I met her. But I could have!”. The couple started dating after Anna split from her former husband Ben Indra and the two got married in 2009. They welcomed a baby boy three years later. In August this year, the couple announced their separation on Instagram but have extended their continuous support towards each other. "We’ll always have each other and be incredible friends.'' Chris even wrote the foreword for Anna's book, Unqualified.

Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan

When Hrithik Roshan entered the movies, he had women of all ages swooning over him but he only had eyes for his then-girlfriend Sussanne Khan, whom he later married in November 2000. The couple hit a rough patch in their marriage and separated two years ago, but both Suzanne and Hrithik who share custody of their two sons only have the best things to say about each other. Recently, when a number of allegations were made about the Krrish star being involved with a leading actress, Suzanne came to her ex-husband's defence and shared her support on Instagram, “There is no allegation or sad plot that can have the weight to triumph over a good soul. #powerofthetruth #mafamilia #goodoverevil.”

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone

Ranbir and Deepika are, by far, the friendliest of exes. The duo even had a commercially successful film, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, after they broke up. After making their debuts in 2007, they began dating while they shooting for their next film Bachna Ae Haseeno. Allegations of cheating haunted their break-up a few years later, but Ranbir has put the rumours to rest saying, ''I have worked with almost every actress in the film industry, but when I work with Deepika, there is a certain sense of respect I have where her work is concerned or her as a person or her journey. There is a sense of admiration and respect but no awkwardness."