It is an Universal fact that marriage is one of the most important , life-changing and strenuous decision in person’s life. Marriage is more than just following rituals, customs and traditions. It’s an union of two souls, and two families into one. It’s a life long relationship which integrate two people.
Marriage comprises of love, commitment, respect and partnership. It’s a beautiful bond between two souls which you’ll understand only if you are married or after getting married.
Once you get married, you’ll get a life partner, new family member as well as a best friend whom you can trust blindly for rest of your life. Marriage transforms commitment into equal efforts. Spouses help each other to grow and accomplish whatever they intend throughout their lives.
Every person has right to choose his or her life partner. Some prefer marrying in their own caste while some goes for love marriage or inter-caste marriage. It is said that love is blind and when a person fall in love he does not care about religion, caste, creed and moreover nationality and that’s why there are few Indian celebrities who found love of their lives abroad and got married with person of different nationality.
Let’s have a look at Bollywood Celebrities who married Foreigners
1. Preity zinta
Priety Zinta married Gene Goodenough in 2016. They both dated each other for 5 years. She revealed in a Facebook live chat that she met Gene in Los Angeles. Priety said:
“I met him in Santa Monica in Los Angeles. Then we dated for five years and we finally got married.”
After going through several heartbreaks and love affairs, priety finally found prince charming of her life.
Radhika Apte married British musician Benedict Taylor in 2012. In a conversation with actor Vikrant Massey, she joked that she never believed in concept of marriage and just wanted to live with Taylor. They married to make things less complicated for them because it was easier to obtain a visa after that. She said,
“I am not a big marriage person; I don’t believe in the institution. I got married because my visa was really a problem and we wanted to live together. I think that’s not fair.”
3. Shriya Saran
Actress Shriya Saran married Andrei Koscheev, a Russian tennis player and businessman in 2018. The couple met in Maldives while diving and quickly fell in love. While talking to Bombay Times, she said,
“We first met while I had gone diving in the Maldives. He didn’t even know who I was when we first met. It was only later that he found out I’m an actress. A few months after we met, he asked me, ‘Do you have a movie online?’ and I said, ‘Yes I do’. So then, he went ahead and watched it. That was sweet.”
4. Celina Jaitly
In 2011, Celina Jaitly married Peter Haag, an Austrian entrepreneur and hotelier, Former Miss India reportedly knew that she would marry him since the minute they met. In conversation with iDiva,
“I met Peter for the first time in Dubai… There was an intense recognition in a part of me when I first saw Peter. Actually, we did not speak anything to each other but I just knew from the moment he walked in that he was my husband even though we had never met before.”
5. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas got married in 2018 after a long romance. In 2017, they were each other’s Met Gala dates, and soon after that , they married each other It may sound like a dream but it’s a reality.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Priyanka Chopra said,
“Yeah, we were on the same table and we already know each other. So he was like ‘Hey, you wanna go together (to the Met Gala)?’”
6. Sunny Leone
In year 2011, Sunny Leone (who is of Indian descent) married Daniel Webber after a long relationship. Since then, they’ve been together since then. In conversation with Humans Of Bombay, Sunny Leone talked about her love life:
“We met through Daniel’s band mate at a club in Vegas. He says it was love at first sight, not for me though, because all we did was make small talk–there weren’t any floating hearts or violins. But somehow he got my number & email ID. What I liked is that he didn’t call me, but emailed me instead–that’s how we began talking.”
7. Purab Kohli
Actor Purab Kohli married Lucy Payton, his live-in girlfriend in the United Kingdom in year 2018. They are blessed with 2 beautiful kids named Inaya and Osian. In a talk with Hindustan Times, Purab Kohli said,
“We always wanted to get married, but didn’t want to rush into it. When Inaya was going to come into this world, it was a glorious moment by itself, and we didn’t want to dilute that by suddenly rushing into marriage. We had always planned that we will wait for the right time and the frame of mind, to get settled.”
8. Aashka Goradia
Brent Goble and television star Aashka Goradia tied knot in 2017. They met in Las Vegas for the first time and fell in love almost instantly. Talking with Humans Of Bombay, Aashka said,
“2 years ago, she decided to fly down to Vegas… When she walked in, I saw her & I just had to approach her. But when I did, she was cautious & cold. So, I kept on talking to her friend until she realised how approachable I was. I guess she couldn’t resist! At the end of the night, we exchanged numbers. Then she had to leave- it was one of those long goodbyes that just keeps you wanting more.”