Assam’s Ankita Konwar, Milind Soman’s wife, took to instagram on September 18 and shared a post talking about the traumas and struggles she has battled in life. She posted a Tiktok-like video of herself, where she is told that she is ‘wise beyond her years’, to which she responds, “It’s trauma baby,” and laughs.
Ankita shared the post with the caption, “Abused as a child, Grew up in hostels, Lived in foreign cities alone, Cheated by people I trusted most. Lost a brother, Lost ex lover, Lost my father. Being called names for the way I look and judged for being with the person I love. So if you see me being optimistic, just know that I am! Love yourself…”
Milind and her bff Anushka’s response over the post
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Her husband Milind Soman responded, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” She wrote back, “Thanks for being the best companion!” Anushka Dandekar sent her love on the post as well, “My Anki!” Her fans sent her wishes, calling her a superstar.
Initial surprise surrounding the marriage of Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar were married in 2018, taking many by surprise. They weren’t spared from hate due to the huge 26 years of age gap between them. At the time, Ankita Konwar was 26 and Milind was 52 as they both got hitched.
In an interview with Humans Of Bombay, Ankita Konwar had spoken on how she discovered love once again with Milind, while she was still recovering from the loss of her ex-boyfriend.
Ankita recalls her first meeting with Milind Soman
“I decided to move out of the country & started working with Air Asia, as a cabin crew in Malaysia. It was at that time that my then boyfriend suddenly passed away. It was heartbreaking–it felt like there was no coming back. A couple of months later, I got posted in Chennai. I was staying in a hotel with my colleagues. Once, in the lobby, I saw a tall, rugged man. It was Milind Soman! I was a big fan! So I went to say hello, but he was busy. A few days later, I saw him again at the hotel’s nightclub.”
They had been drawn to each very quickly at first sight, and both of them kept ‘looking at each other’. Finally, her pals pushed her to go and dance with him and so she did. She took her time in falling in love, despite the fact that Milind satisfied her that he turned into the person for her.
“But I still couldn’t bring myself to get fully involved. Until one day, I told him that because of my past, with my boyfriend, there was a part of me that couldn’t let go. To which he said, ‘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.’ That’s when I knew–this was the man for me!”