"this marriage is not the result of a pregnancy"
Dia Mirza has been making headlines as a result of her recent pregnancy announcement.
Dia announced her pregnancy on Instagram just over a month after marrying Vaibhav Rekhi in February 2021.
Her announcement came as a surprise, and congratulatory messages poured in as a result.
However, Dia Mirza has been the victim of online trolling since the news of her pregnancy broke.
Her Instagram post attracted some judgemental comments about her pregnancy, particularly in regards to the timing of it.
Amongst various other remarks, one Instagram user commented to ask Dia why she did not announce her pregnancy before her wedding.
The user said: “That’s so good, congrats.
“But the problem is, she tried to break the stereotypes with woman priest, why couldn’t she announce her pregnancy before the marriage?
“Isn’t becoming pregnant after marriage a stereotype we follow? Why can’t women get pregnant before marriage?”
Dia Mirza rarely engages with negative posts, however, she gave this troll a patient and rational response.
Replying to the user, she said: “Interesting question.
“Firstly, we didn’t marry because we were having a baby together we were already marrying as we wanted to spend our lives together.
“We discovered we were going to have a baby while we were planning our wedding.
“So this marriage is not the result of a pregnancy.
“We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew it’s safe (medical reasons) to.
“This is the happiest news of my life, I’ve waited for many many years for this to happen.”
“No way I would hide it for any reason other than medical.”
Dia Mirza also went on to state her reasons for replying to the troll in the first place. She added:
“Only answering this because:
“1) Having a child is a beautiful gift of life.
“2) There must never be any shame attached to this beautiful journey.
“3) As women we must always exercise our choice.
“4) Whether we choose to be single and parent a child or be in a marriage it is our after all our choice.
“5) As a society we must un stereotype our idea of what is right or wrong, instead train ourselves to ask what is fair or unfair.”
Dia Mirza and her husband, businessman Vaibhav Rekhi, tied the knot on February 15, 2021.
It was an intimate ceremony at her home in Mumbai.
Mirza’s pregnancy announcement closely followed on Thursday, April 1, 2021.