Since ages, Bollywood stars have played a major role in broadening people’s narrow mentality. A couple in love staying together before marriage was not accepted in the society till a few years ago. But now, its no more a taboo, thanks to our movie celebrities. Many popular Bollywood stars have been in live-in relationships and are pretty open talking about it. While some parted ways after a period of time, a few ended up tying the knot.
Here is a list of celebrities who were rumored to be in a live-in relationship:
Abhay Deol & Preeti Desai:
The former Miss Great Britain Preeti Desai moved in with the Dev D star in his Juhu flat and the duo have started staying together ever since then. The couple are very happy together. Abhay had even revealed on a popular TV chat show that he wasn’t ready for marriage yet and that he would rather settle down in a live-in relationship with the actress. “I think marriage is a cultural thing, it’s my opinion that nature doesn’t tell someone to get married. I may or may not get married but I will settle down in a live-in.” Abhay and Preeti met first time during the success bash of Dev D in February 2009.
Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor:
They are one of the most adorable couples in Bollywood. Marriage didn’t really make much of a difference to Saif and Bebo’s relationship as they were in a live-in relationship before they got married.. Saif and Kareena made it known to the world that they were staying together. In fact Bebo confessed in an interview too. She said, “I have been with Saif for five-and-a-half years, and we are perhaps one of the first stars of the industry to have a live-in relationship and be open about it. So, it was no big deal for us,”
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu:
They are no longer together but when they were, John and Bips made a HOT couple. They moved in together and while Bips considered John’s family as hers, John was treated like a son in Bipasha’s family. The couple were pretty open about them sharing one home. Bipasha had once said that she doesn’t care about what the society thinks. She said, “As for society, it really doesn’t matter. I feel we are a married couple without being married. I feel like I’m his wife but yet he’s not my husband”
The couple began dating in late 2002 and parted ways in 2011.
Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen:
They are married now and also heading for a divorce. But during their dating phase, Ranvir and Konkona were living together. Back then, buzz was that the couple were heading for a break up and so to put rumors to rest, Ranvir made the announcement, proving not only is the relationship going strong but he and Koko have taken their relationship to the next level. Ranvir said, “My girlfriend stays with me at my apartment. We have been living in for quite some time now and my love life is just as fine.”
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao:
Aamir left his first wife Reena and kids and moved in with his current wife Kiran Rao. It was only when the rumour mill churned stories on Aamir and Kiran holidaying abroad, that the actor declared that he will marry Kiran Rao. Kiran on the other hand wasn’t sure of settling down with Aamir. She said, “I wasn’t sure until we started living together. But I was in love with him since late 2003. But the more time I began to spend with him, I realized that we connected on a more intrinsic level. His ideas matched mine even though I did not always agree with him. We have the same ethical, value system. That made me really comfortable.”
Aamir Khan confessed, “I started getting serious about her when I asked her to move in. We lived together for a year and a half before getting married.”