Ankita Konwar Revealed How She And Milind Soman Made A 26-Year Age Gap Work, And It Turned Us Into Mush Balls!
They always say when you find the one, you just know it in your jellies (as Pikachu would put it!). Now we don’t know what jellies are exactly, and honestly, we feel this way about almost every guy we date. So we can’t really say we’ve arrived there yet, but Ankita Konwar did when she stumbled upon Milind Soman years ago.
The duo have been married for over a year now and have been giving us major couple goals. Though initially, when the news of Milind Soman dating a much younger girl got out, a lot of people had a lot to say. The naysayers dismissed it as just a casual fling and a mere infatuation. But cut to today, the adorbs couple is happily married, and they are happily proving all the cynics wrong. Because you know, love knows no age (especially if your bae looks that hot!), and happens when you’re least expecting it.
In a post by Humans of Bombay, Ankita Konwar opened up about how she met Milind Soman by sheer chance. She saw him in a hotel lobby in Chennai, and after a few days she saw him at the hotel’s night club. Ankita revealed, “I kept looking at him and 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!”
However, Ankita Konwar got cold feet and excused herself. But we believe she would thank Milind Soman in retrospect for not giving up. “But soon he came looking for me–he had to go so he asked for my number,” she said. “It was a new number, so I didn’t remember it and didn’t have my phone on me either. So he made my friend take his number and asked me to message him. A few days passed by and I couldn’t get him out of my mind. So I texted him and we met again after a week, for dinner. After that, we’d constantly text and meet,” Ankita further added.
While all of this was way too exciting (it would be for any girl!), Ankita had still not healed from the tragic demise of her previous boyfriend. But Milind Soman was very kind and understanding towards her. Ankita said that Milind Soman told her, “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.” Wow, we could definitely use a Milind Soman in our lives. Apparently, that was the moment when she he was the one.
But of course, with an age gap that wide, convincing her family couldn’t have been easy. Eventually, they agreed, seeing how happy she was. She further explained how everything turned out to be great, “We dated for 5 years after that–until we decided to get married!” she revealed, adding, “My family and 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 and 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 and 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.”
We’re so glad they found love in each other. But most importantly, that they found a companion to do the things they love together. Both Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar are fitness enthusiasts and share a love for running. They are giving us both, couple goals and fitness goals! So let’s just have the burgers and be couch potatoes till we find that gazelle to run with. There’s still hope or delusion, whatever.