"I saw her for the first time on YouTube-she had performed a cover of a Hindi song and I loved it! I even shared it on Facebook saying, 'I think this girl is cute, and sings beautifully!' I never thought I'd get to meet her. But a few months later, my friends told me that she had come to India and that I should try and meet her.
I remember I was busy editing at a studio-when a friend got her there for us to catch up. She seemed really sweet, and curious about Mumbai and the entertainment industry here! But there were no sparks flying in our first meeting-it was very formal.
After that, we met a few times socially-she was always graceful and easy to talk to.
Then in 2015, my world crashed around me-mentally, I felt burned out. I needed a break from work, and my personal life was in tatters. My marriage of almost 10 years ended abruptly. It was a dark phase, and I needed a miracle to survive this. After a year of struggling to cope, in 2016 I decided to move on-and inexplicably, she was the first one I thought of reaching out to!
We met at her place soon after-and there was chemistry from the get-go. We chatted for hours, had drinks and chilled-with her, I felt happy again. I wanted to meet her all the time-but by then I realized that she was 14 years younger to me. It was hard for me to get over that fact.
We dated for a year and a half-and realized that none of our differences actually mattered. Our cultures, age, even food preferences, none of it! Soon, while on our trip to South Africa, I proposed to her on top of Table Mountain-and when she said 'Yes!' just like that, everything fell into place. I still have to pinch myself from time to time. All of this-meeting her, falling in love, the wedding, the pregnancy…all of it feels like a miracle, just the one I needed!"
Humans of Bombay, Fb
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