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The year 2018 has been a year of love and new beginnings in Bollywood.
While Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor and Ali Fazal - Richa Chadha set forth with their relationship, all and sundry is still waiting for rumored lovebirds Arjun Kapoor - Malaika Arora to transpire regarding their link-up.
On the other hand, Arjun Rampal also appears to have found love anew as he is said to be to be dating international model Gabriella Demetriades. And so is Arbaaz Khan who has thus far revealed his relationship with model Giorgia Andriani.
Here are The Couples who Made Headlines This Year:
Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been the most gossiped about a couple this year.
After dropping inklings of a brewing relationship, Ranbir had confirmed in a GQ interview saying: "It's really new right now, and I don't want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is - what's the right word? – flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I'm aspiring to for myself. It's new for us, so let it cook a bit."
Not only this, the two likewise have the approval of their respective parents. On being asked about the same, Rishi Kapoor had said, "Neetu likes her, I like her, Ranbir likes her. Get it?" while Mahesh Bhatt also stood in accord and told The Telegraph "of course they're in love. You don't need to be a genius to get that!"
Alia had attended Ranbir's grandmother Krishna Raj's funeral in Mumbai, and FaceTimed with Ranbir as he had left for his father Rishi Kapoor's treatment a day before. Alia even visited the family in New York.
Malaika Arora - Arjun Kapoor
The alleged relationship of Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor's has been most talked about although the two refrain from clearing the air.
(Source: DNA India)
On being asked about it by host Karan Johar, Arjun confessed on chat show Koffee with Karan that he is not single. Rumored ladylove Malaika said about the episode, "It was hot, honest and I loved every bit of it."
According to a Pinkvilla report, the two have also taken a joint property in a posh locality in Lokhandwala, Mumbai. Apart from being spotted together on frequent lunch and dinner dates, the two were seen hanging out at Amrita Arora's house and partying at Karan Johar's residence.
Arbaaz Khan - Giorgia Andriani
Arbaaz and Malaika called it quits in March 2016 and appear to move on. While Malaika is rumored to be dating Arjun, Arbaaz has made his relationship public with his girlfriend Giorgia Andriani.
(Source: Times of India)
Confessing the same, he told Zoom, "At this point of time yes, I am dating and I don't know where it's gonna go but people think they know."
The Italian model often shares romantic captions along with their pictures and expresses her love for India in her Instagram posts. She continues to accompany him for public events regularly. Giorgia also seems to have been accepted by his family as she is now a regular at all their functions.
The two are reportedly planning to get married next year.
Arjun Rampal - Gabriella Demetriades
Arjun Rampal proclaimed his separation from wife of 20 years, Mehr Jessia, in May 2018 and was before long linked up with South African model and actor Gabriella Demetriades.
The rumors of their relationship gained strength as the two continued to be spotted together by the paparazzi. They were seen together post a lunch date at Hakim Aalim and a dinner date at Pali Bhuvan.
The two apparently confirmed their relationship on social media by sharing the same picture from a snowcapped tourist destination. While Gabriella shared a picture with her back to the camera with a love emoji, Arjun shared the same picture with the caption, "Endless love."
Farhan Akhtar - Shibani Dandekar
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar appear to be the latest couple to have indirectly confirmed their relationship.
Farhan had shocked his fans by announcing his separation from wife Adhuna Bhabani in January 2016. While he was linked up with his earlier co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari, Shibani and Farhan seemed to have confirmed their relationship with a picture on Instagram.
After Shibani shared a picture from one of their holidays, she left many wondering about the mystery man in the picture. Farhan later shared the same picture a month later, confirming his identity with only a love emoji as the caption.
Kim Sharma - Harshvardhan Rane
Mohabbatein actor Kim Sharma and Paltan actor Harshvardhan Rane were rumored to be dating for quite some time as they continued to be spotted together.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
Their vacation pictures on social media also spoke volumes about their love for each other.
On being asked about the same, Harshvardhan recently confirmed to Hindustan Times, "Of course I am in a relationship." He added, "There's nothing to deny obviously, we are seen everywhere. We haven't kept anything hidden till now. Since this is not work-related, I don’t know how to talk about it much, or what to discuss about it."
Ali Fazal - Richa Chadha
Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha keep sharing their love on social media along with fun-loving pictures that set them apart from other celebrity couples.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
Recently, Ali Fazal gave a surprise to his ladylove and took her to the Maldives on her birthday. Richa couldn't be happier and praised Ali on Instagram. The two went on to share their romantic pictures from the beach destination with love written all over them.
Ali had earlier told Times Now, "I like to keep these moments to myself. I keep it close. I don't like discussing it, Richa is too close to my heart. I don’t know what more to say but I keep my friends and her close."