IPL betting ends Malaika, Arbaaz’s marriage?

After Arbaaz Khan’s accepted his involvement in the IPL betting, rumours started doing the round on net that betting is the prime reason of Malaika and Arbaaz’s divorce. It is reported that when Malaika came to known about Arbaaz’s betting habits, she tried her level best to convince him not to do this but the actor-director did not pay any heed to her. Unable to persuade her then husband, Malaika decided to end their relationship.

In 2016, Malaika and Arbaaz issued a joint statement announcing their separation. The statement clearly mentioned that there is no any involvement of the third person as circulated on media. And now that Arrbaz’s involvement in the IPL betting came into forefront, it is touted betting as the prime reason of their divorce.

"We are not separated because of a third random person, like there were stories of a friendship between a businessman and Malaika. Nor was it about his family disapproving of her lifestyle, nor does she feel that her husband is not financially stable," the statement read.

Even after their divorce, Arbaaz and Malaika continued to remain good friends.

However, father Salim Khan totally rubbishes the report that IPL drifted Malaika and Arbaaz apart. He said that betting has nothing to do with their divorce.