Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his south African girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades were blessed with a baby boy on Thursday. Before admitting Gabriella, she and Arjun were snapped outside Hinduja hospital in Mumbai. Gabriella’s parents flew down to the city to be with her during the birth.
A source close to the couple said, “Gabriella’s parents were at the hospital on Thursday morning, they left a little after noon, escorted by Arjun. His daughters, Mahikaa and Myra, were by their daddy’s side all day. Arjun’s friends will start visiting soon. Gabriella is expected to be discharged by Friday or Saturday.”
Arjun Rampal was earlier married to Mehr Jesia. The couple has two beautiful daughters- Mahikaa (16) and Myra (13). After two decades of marriage, Arjun announced his separation in May last year. Both Mahikaa and Myra were spotted at the hospital yesterday to support their daddy. Arjun looked happy and excited to welcome his child.
On being asked how his daughters reacted on thair daddy having a third child outside marriage, he once said to the media, “It’s personal and not something that I’d like to talk about. My children have been complete champions and extremely supportive of our decision.”
Some time back, Arjun had posted a picture of himself with girlfriend Gabriella and announced the pregnancy. Sharing the picture, he wrote in the caption, “Blessed to have you and start all over again…thank you baby for this baby.”
Sharing the same picture on her Instagram handle, Gabriella wrote, Grateful for you two.. can’t wait to meet you ..”
Two days before getting admitted to the hospital, Gabriella shared a throwback monochrome picture of herself on Instagram and captioned it, “I swear it’s not real.” She wrote with another throwback picture, “Wish it was crop season for me.”
On being asked about what they have named their baby child, Arjun told the media, “Not yet, Still thinking.”
In May, the couple hosted an intimate baby shower. Later, they posted pictures of cake, good food, and friends on Instagram.
Talking about fatherhood, Arjun had earlier said, “I used to think I’d be that father who’ll sit with a shotgun at the doorstep. But both of them are extremely responsible and very dignified in the way they conduct themselves. I’m very proud of them.” He had added, “As a father, all I can do is hope that nobody breaks their heart.”
Gabriella Demetriades is a 32-year-old South-African origin model who shifted to India after participating in Miss Indian Premier League Bollywood. She started her own fashion label ‘Deme’ in 2012 after years of modeling.