Milind Soman and Ankita Kunwar are the perfect May December couple who are madly in love inspire of their 25 years of age gap. When the two tied the knot, they proved that love knows no bounds and age is just a number. Beating all odds, the two are happily married.
Recently, Ankita spilled the beans on how she met Milind in an interaction with Humans Of Bombay. She revealed that the two dated for 5 years before tying the knot.
Sharing her story, Ankita admitted that she was heartbroken when her boyfriend passed away.
“I decided to move out of the country & started working with Air Asia, as a cabin crew in Malaysia. It was at that time that my then boyfriend, suddenly passed away. It was heartbreaking felt like there was no coming back. A couple of months later, I got posted in Chennai.”
Ankit went on to share when she first saw Mailing in a hotel lobby and wanted to say hello but couldn’t.
“I was staying in a hotel with my colleagues. Once, in the lobby, I saw a tall, rugged man. It was Milind Soman! I was a big fan! So I went to say hello, but he was busy.”
As destiny had it, the two met again at the hotel’s nightclub. They stole glances at each other and Ankit said she could feel a vibe!
“A few days later, I saw him again at the hotel’s nightclub. I kept looking at him & he was staring at me too! My friends urged me to go talk to him. So I asked if he’d like to dance & he obliged! There was a vibe, I could feel it!”
Ankita, however, refrained from making the first move as she didn’t want to get involved. Milind, on the other hand, was prompt to approach her and ask for her number.
“But I didn’t want to get too involved. So I excused myself & I thought he’d forget about me. But soon he came looking for me, he had to go so he asked for my number. It was a new number, so I didn’t remember it & didn’t have my phone on me either. So he made my friend take his number & asked me to message him.”
She did text him after a few days as she couldn’t get him out of his mind.
“A few days passed by & I couldn’t get him out of my mind. So I texted him & we met again after a week, for dinner. After that, we’d constantly text & meet.”
Ankita further shares,
“But I still couldn’t bring myself to get fully involved. Until one day, I told him that because of my past, with my boyfriend, there was a part of me that couldn’t let go. To which he said, ‘When I fell in love with you, I fell in love with all of you. Even the part that carries the burden of your past. So don’t be afraid, we’re in this together.’ That’s when I knew this was the man for me!”
They dated for 5 years before getting married. They married thrice!
“We dated for 5 years after that until we decided to get married! My family & a few others were worried because of the age gap between us. But it wasn’t an issue for us! So when they saw us together & they saw how happy I was around him, they agreed too!”
“Believe it or not, we got married thrice! We had a traditional wedding in Alibaug, a white wedding in Spain under a waterfall & the third, at a place called the end of the world’ there. He’s the best thing that’s happened to me; he taught me to let go, to fall in love, to be happy. And our adventures have only just begun, I can’t wait to live the rest of my life.”