A woman in love glows with inner beauty, her smile looks radiant, she looks cherished! Inversely, when you are so wrung out that you don’t have the strength to carry on; wearing a smile is the biggest ordeal. But there are some who have had to look flawless through the most heart-breaking relationship fails. Not only have these girls taken falls in public, but they have also got back on their feet – what makes them so inspirational is the fact that they are willing to put their hearts on the line once again to give love another chance!
Even as we speak, most of you are refreshing your Instagram feeds, trying to get a glimpse of what’s latest on the #DeepVeer wedding front. Yet, it was only a few years ago, that Deepika Padukone opened up about her depression. Yes, that gorgeous girl who had everything going for her was weeping into her pillow at nights and sometimes between shots. She didn’t understand why something was eating her from within. Bad relations can do that to you… “The first time he cheated on me, I thought there was something wrong with the relationship, or me. But when someone makes a habit of it, you know the problem lies with him. I give a lot in relationships and don’t really expect much in return. But, infidelity is the deal breaker. Once it comes in, respect goes away, trust goes away and these are the pillars of a relationship, you can’t f*ck around with it.
“It made me realise I should not be so attached to one thing or a person – after the break-up the fact that I had to pick myself up. I cried a lot after my break-up. But I have become a better person and I thank him for that.” She sounded bitter and determined, never to love again with the same fervour… but then Ranveer Singh happened. A guy she didn’t even like at first, showed her it was possible to love again.
Celebrity relationships are personal, you watch your 70mm love going on dates, you start investing emotionally in their love-life. It becomes personal! So when there is a break-up, it affects us too. Suddenly we don’t see the couple together, suddenly the good guy is not looking that good. The pretty girl is looking like a gold-digger, the belief system feels like it has shattered into pieces. At times like these, ever thought how the said celebrity might be dealing with it?
Sussanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan remain the epitome of sweethearts that broke the nation’s hearts with their divorce, with Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora a close second. However, while they sure are giving society some co-parenting goals, they have moved on as individuals. If the ‘Koffee’ couch is to be believed, Malaika is all set to tie the knot with her rumoured boyfriend Arjun Kapoor. No matter how you see these couples, there is only one fact that reflects each time you see them: there can be a calm after soul-searing heartache.
Coming out stronger than the man after a sour relationship seems like second nature to these ladies. Look at the ever beautiful Sushmita Sen; after Ritik Bhasin and their four years together, the lady already has Rohman Shawl (a rather pleasing to the eye, model, singer and aspiring actor) keeping her warm and pampered. Her Insta-feeds are flooded with the couple working out together, going to puja pandals, celebrating Diwali, having music lessons and more! Sen’s detractors have no say in her obvious happiness.
Talking about detractors, the world was concerned about Priyanka Chopra’s and Nick Jonas’ age difference. There was laughter about how the 36-year-old international star seems to have lost her sense of reason as she is preparing to marry a man 11 years younger. While strangers joked, Priyanka Chopra seems to have turned a serious note and bid goodbye to her tears for good.
PeeCee has had the worst luck with love. Who else has had ex-boyfriends wanting to make movies defaming them? Actors (alleged boyfriends) refusing to work with them, giving them a direct cut enough to have the lady bawl at a press conference.
For someone who has been a synonym for grace and poise, her emotional breakdowns were rare but brutal. Yet, Priyanka has always worn her love on her face. Seeing her photographs with Nick Jonas tells us this is her shot at the happily ever after she has dreamt of and she is giving it her all. Set for a winter wedding, Priyanka is basking in love. Summing it up nicely, she once shared, “I want to experience every aspect of love. I’m a major believer in love. Call me a romantic; maybe because I’m a Cancerian, I’m stupid and emotional. But every relationship is different. You can’t take the baggage of one relationship to another.”
On that note ladies, give love another chance. If these girls can do it after brutal, public breakups, you can too!