The former One Direction member Liam Payne and singer/judge Cheryl took to Twitter to announce their breakup after having a relationship of two years and a baby named ‘Bear’ together.
Liam wrote to his fans, “Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”
Meanwhile, Cheryl too tweeted about the same and quite roughly wrote the exact same statement. The two began dating all the way back in 2015, and their son Bear, 1, was born just last year on March 22, 2017. In announcing his birth, Liam wrote on Instagram, “I’m incredibly lucky to welcome our new baby boy into the world. It’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favorite memory I have so far.”
Check out their tweets here:
Cheryl’s relationship with Payne began after her divorce from French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. She was previously married to the former England footballer Ashley Cole. Payne, originally from Wolverhampton, has gone on to forge a successful solo career after One Direction decided to take a break in 2015, with his song ‘Strip That Down’ being streamed globally more than a billion times. In March, Payne admitted he and Cheryl had relationship “struggles“, amid tabloid press reports about their life together.
Here are some adorable pictures of the former couple that’ll make you even more so sad about their breakup!
The wedding day is the one of the most important – if not the paramount – day in a bride’s life. They want to look the best on this day and indulge in expensive wedding ensembles by fashion designers. Bollywood actress are always under the spotlight and has cameras capturing their every muscle flex on their big special day. And guess who is Bollywood’s favourite wedding designer is? Yes, it’s Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
The recently weds of Bollywood – Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, both wearing Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s creation for their D-Day held in Italy. With this fresh in mind, we at TBD bring you some Bollywood celebs who wore the designer’s outfit and looked stunning as ever:
1. Aamna Sharif
Aamna Sharif wore a beautiful red Sabyasachi lehenga with heavy golden work for her big day. The highlight of her attire was the blush peach dupatta.
2. Vidya Balan
The amazingly talented Vidya Balan is a Sabyasachi fan. Along with her wedding attires, Sabyasachi himself designed her entire wedding trousseau. Vidya chose a simple red Benarasi saree and looked stunning in it.
3. Sagarika Ghatge
Sagarika Ghatage who got court married to Zaheer Khan opted a beautiful red saree from Sabyasachi’s collection. She paired it with an exquisite maroon blouse with zardosi border. For the reception too she donned a Sabyasachi creation.
4. Soha Ali Khan
The Tum Mile actress opted for a beautiful orange-golden lehenga from Sabyasachi’s opium collection for her D-Day. Her lehenga looked pretty as ever even with it being simple. The passa and the heavy jewellery complemented her attire really well.
5. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu wore a quintessential Sabyasachi red lehenga for her wedding with Karan Singh Grover and looked absolutely ravishing.
6. Amrita Puri
For Amrita Puri, Sabyasachi translated the whole Persian document into artistic panels. Her wedding lehenga is one of a kind as it has been made with one hundred and eleven colours of silk thread. Her heavy silk and sequins lehenga is truly a vision.
7. Asin Thotumkal
Asin Thotumkal chose a golden and beige lehenga for her special day. The designer very creatively added hints of maroon in the attire with the help of a heavy border.
8. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma who is all set to celebrate one year of married life looked beautiful in her Sabyasachi wedding ensemble. She opted for a powder pink lehenga with floral embroidery on it and heavy jewellery from Sabyasachi’s heritage collection for her wedding. The diva also wore Sabyasachi creations for all the pre-wedding and post-wedding rituals.
9. Deepika Padukone
The most recent bride of Bollywood – Deepika Padukone – too was a Sabyasachi doll at her wedding. She was decked in Sabyasachi ensembles from head-to-toe for both wedding ceremonies at Lake Como, Italy. For her Konkani rituals, Deepika was a perfect South Indian bride draped in a gold and orange silk saree. She completed the look with a maatha patti, a tiny bindi, heavy traditional jewelry and a coordinated dupatta covering her head.
For the Anand Karaj ceremony, Deepika picked a traditional red, heavily embroidered lehenga. Her dupatta has the words ‘Sada Saubhagyawati Bhava’ intricate embroidered on its border. The look was completed with a maang teeka and she also sported a traditional nath. We are in love with her kaleere <3
Which Bollywood actress’ Sabyasachi wedding ensemble are you in love with? Tell us in the comments below.
Men aren’t always good at expressing emotions, but if you are alert enough you can pick up these cues from him that suggest he is falling in love with you.
He sends you text messages for no reason
The more he sends you messages, the more he cares about you. It just goes on to show how love-drunk he is. He may vie for your attention when he sends you mundane messages. Do not ignore them. Take them as a cue that he is falling for you.
He calls you just to hear your voice
He just loves to call you. He cannot resist calling you even if he doesn’t have a reason. He wants to hear your voice. He may call you and maybe not even speak much, but listen to what you have to say!
He texts fewer people
You may figure that he is giving you his sole attention and you may wonder why and how come. Understand that he has sobered down his social interaction because he is beginning to become love struck.
You hear his buddies giving him a hard time of late
You may hear a hint when he talks about how his friends feel he’s been behaving differently. They’re actually making astute observations about subtle behavioural changes that you may not have picked up on.
He sometimes talks rubbish just so that you can ask him what’s wrong
This can be at the later stages of being love struck. He tends to talk rubbish with the expectation that you ask him if everything is alright. He may be seeking attention. No guy says that straight up. Guys are masters of emotion masking.
If you see such quirky behaviour in a guy, do not be repulsed and wonder what’s wrong. You are wrong! ‘You’ happened to him. He cannot resist the thought of you and is falling in love.
With the two big crazes in India being cricket and Bollywood, there’s no reason why they wouldn’t mix. Cricketers and Bollywood actresses have been hooking up since days of old and the trend still continues. Let us look at a few affairs between B-town dames and big money cricketers.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh has long been known for his on-field and off-field antics. While he was familiar with tricks to bamboozle batsmen, he has done the same with a babe from B-town as well. Geeta Basra has reportedly been dating Harbhajan from quite a long time.
Mohammed Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani
The former captain of the Indian cricket team Mohammad Azharuddin created a furore when he divorced his former wife of eight years, Naureen, and married actor Sangeeta Bijlani.
Tiger Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
Another couple from the two biggies of Indian entertainment is Tiger Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Tiger, who was the former Indian captain dated and then married Bengali diva from Bollywood, Sharmila Tagore.
Virat Kohli and Sarah Jane Dias
The cricket world’s latest superstar with amazing looks was touted to be dating former Miss India World Sarah Jane Dias. Sarah Jane was known for her role in the movie ‘Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’ after making her debut with ‘Game’. Currently, there are strong rumours of Virat dating long legged lass Anushka Sharma though the two have been denying it.
Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma
The King of sixes Yuvraj has been known to be quite the playboy. He was dating actress and model Kim Sharma. News was that Yuvraj couldn’t handle the on and off relationship and finally called it quits.
Zaheer Khan and Isha Sharvani
Rumours floating around are that Zaheer Khan is expected to tie the knot with Bollywood dancer and actress Isha Sharvani. However, both of them have rubbished claims and have maintained that they are just friends. Hmm, well, let’s just wait and watch.
Undoubtedly, Bollywood and cricket masala make an interesting story!
You have waited for Mr. Right for too long and now your parents are pressurising you to look at some eligible bachelors they have in store for you. An arranged marriage is on the horizon and you can’t decide whether that indeed is the right option for you. So here’s an article that may help you decide whether an arranged marriage is the right way to go.
Full family support
An arranged marriage has family support. Mostly, families have prior meetings and then decide compatibility before bringing the two together. Thus, the family gives all the support since they have permitted everything beforehand.
Understand that it is a risk
Everything can be hunky dory at first; but remember, once personalities surface you may risk the possibility of lack of compatibility. It is a risk you should be willing to take. Hypocrisy is common when it comes to arranged marriage since nobody wants to face rejection.
Financial security is greater
Since families are involved there isn’t a risk of not being able to pay for your marriage and stand on your own feet after it. First of all, your family will make sure he is earning enough to take care of you even before they decide he is right for you to meet.
You have to live with your decision
You cannot blame someone else for the decision you have made. For instance, if the proposal has been brought by your parents, it is not imperative that you answer with a yes. It is your choice. Do not live to blame someone else for the choices which you make. Therefore, take your time and do what your heart tells you.
It is an inescapable fact that an arranged marriage has a higher element of risk than a love marriage. If you trust your instinct then an arranged marriage is alright, but do not live to regret a decision you have made.
There have been hurried marriages in Bollywood, followed by baby announcements soon after. Well, we’re talking about actresses who evidently got pregnant before tying the knot! Here we take a look at some of them.
One of the only Bollywood actresses who admitted she was pregnant before marriage was Sridevi. The actress was reportedly around seven months pregnant when she tied the knot with freshly divorced Boney Kapoor. They got married in 1996 and Jhanvi was born a couple of months following the wedding.
Sarika married Kamal Haasan who was an already married man. The two started living together after Kamal divorced his wife, and Sarika was soon pregnant with Shruti Haasan. Later on, the couple tied the knot, only to separate later.
Amrita was in a relationship with businessman Shakeel Ladak and after her pregnancy news broke out, the couple decided to tie the knot.
Celina married her Australian boyfriend Peter Haag after denying reports of pregnancy. The marriage was in July 2011, while she delivered twin babies in March 2012. Do the math.
In Indian society, especially among the traditionalists, living-in may be considered as taboo, but many individuals from free spirited societies find it a convenient way of getting acquainted with their partners in a profound sense. But what do youngsters feel about this? Has the shift of western culture into the Indian subcontinent changed the way people perceive marriage? We met five youngsters and asked them if they would live-in with their partners before marriage. We requested them to keep the Indian culture aside while answering this and talk only based upon their personal morals. Let us take a look at a few snippets of what these youngsters had to say about this.
Safana Abdul is a storyboard artist who is currently single and feels that the only factor that could influence whether or not she should live-in with her partner will be the potency of their commitment. “If I know that the commitment with my partner is strong enough for marriage, I wouldn’t mind living-in with him. But only if he gives me an assurance that he will marry me in the future. My family wouldn’t be alright with it, as generalised, but I would do what is fair and what I feel is right in the end.”
22-year-old student counsellor Divya Sajnani is currently single, but is open to the idea of living-in as well. “I think it’s a great idea. First of all, you get the sense of independence, away from family. Only if you stay with a person for a longer time will you get to know whether or not you are compatible with him, whether you will get bored of each other, whether common sense and logic will prevail in your decisions as a couple. There will be like a ‘preview’ to all these problems before you actually take the plunge into marriage, which is a big decision!”
30-year-old Jayavardhan Verma has been dating for about a year now and says that he is happy to have a girl who is open minded like him. “I think it is a great idea to live-in with my girl. She is quite open-minded and she would consider it if I would make such a decision. We aren’t too keen on getting married in the near future, so it is an option.”
Daisy Leivon too, was of the opinion that living-in is a great opportunity to explore interests and motives of your partner. “I totally believe that living-in with your partner is completely different from dating. You don’t know someone until you live with him. All the tolerance levels, interests, motives and everything else that comes with living together are put to the test, rather than just the promises that a couple make at the marriage altar.”
So we’ve had four liberalist points of view which say a lot about how things have changed here in India. The fifth interviewee, however, was one who was quite firm about his beliefs and morals and says that he will not compromise in this area. Aakash Parekh was strongly opposing the idea of a live-in relationship. “The institution of marriage is sacred. Its purpose cannot be defeated by impatience. Marriage is something you have to wait for and treasure, not something you practise for with a partner and then give it a try! Marriage is special. I would never want to lose the essence of marriage by living-in with someone. My wife is going to be the only one with whom I will live… not my girlfriend. I’m sorry; my girlfriend doesn’t have my consent to live with me. If she loves me, she will have to wait to marry me! If she doesn’t have the patience to wait, then she probably never was the right girl for me.”
With most people living a life of compromise, based on what they feel is right and not what ethics have taught them, it is hard to draw a line of morality. But in the end, who am I to draw a line? Or who is anyone who spoke here? Everyone has freewill, but I would only put in a proposal for everyone to weigh out the pros and cons of anything before they jump into it.