"You need a piece of paper to validate it?"
Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades revealed why they are not getting married.
The couple have been in a relationship for several years and in July 2019, Gabriella gave birth to their first child, a son named Arik.
Arjun has two daughters with his ex-wife Mehr Jesia.
Now, Arjun and Gabriella have revealed why they are not getting married.
They stated that they do not need any validation to tie the knot.
On whether he ever felt the need to get married due to societal pressure, Arjun told Pinkvilla:
“We are already married. Our hearts have connected. What more do you need?
“You need a piece of paper to validate it? I don’t think so and even she doesn’t.
“She (Gabriella) is the one who is not at all into marriage.”
Meanwhile, Gabriella said that while marriage is a beautiful thing, not everyone needs to tie the knot, adding that it is a matter of personal choice.
Gabriella elaborated: “I think it’s a very beautiful thing.
“I think it’s great for everybody that wants to do it but I don’t think everybody has to do it like anything in life.
“We can be together and live together for longer than a married couple and does that make us any less of a couple?”
“No. And there are many people, who can’t get married for whatever reasons and does that make their love any more or less significant?
“I don’t think so. I think for us it’s like, we are very solid and we are very protected in our love and we don’t need any more validation than that.
“But you know otherwise, I think it’s a choice. It’s not even a big deal.
“We still live together, we are a family and I think the most important part is the family.”
Arjun and Gabriella met in 2018 through mutual friends and quickly bonded.
On his decision to go public with his relationship, Arjun Rampal said:
“It was a big step both of us had taken at that time.
“Obviously, it was going to be scrutinised by many people on many levels. Though it doesn’t matter since you are a public person, it does affect you sometimes.”