Arbaaz, Malaika on spilt: We have taken a break

New Delhi: The tinsel town was at a buzz every since the news of their separation came out. But, now Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan have officially announced their separation with their statement.

The estranged duo confirmed that they have parted ways and are on a break as of now in a statement given to a leading daily. A divorce, however, seems far-fetched.

The statement also alleged that every report surrounding the duo’s separation that has come out is completely baseless and that their silence has been mistaken to be a weakness on their part. It also revealed that no third person is involved as the reason of their separation.

The statement read, “We have maintained a dignified silence till now but it is causing us too much confusion and is disturbing for our families. To put all of the speculation to rest, we are giving out this statement. People claiming to be our friends and sources have been speaking on our behalf giving out wrong, malicious information. They have maligned us for long and we have kept quiet and not said a word as it’s a personal matter between us. We have got a child and our families are involved, but just because we have not said anything till now, it doesn’t give anybody the license to speculate on any rubbish about us.”

“The truth is, we have taken a break, but that doesn’t mean people can presume, assume and speculate things of such malicious nature. We are taking out time to figure out our lives… Yes, it’s true that we are separated, but where our lives go and what transpires between us, it is for us to decide. Wherever it goes from here, we will talk about it when we are ready to,” the statement further read.

The duo walked the aisle in 1998 and has a 13-year-old son Arhaan. (ANI)