Indian model, actor, film producer & fitness promoter, Milind Soman married to Ankita Konwar who is 26 years younger than him. Ankita was in her early 20s and had just began her professional career as a cabin crew in Air Asia when she met him for the first time. Taking about how she met and fell in love with husband, actor Milind Soman, she said, "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."
She opened up for Human of Bombay, a page that catalogs real-life stories. Ankita said, she spotted a tall and rugged man in a hotel lobby in Chennai, “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.”
She added, “I kept looking at him and he was staring at me too! My friends urged me to go talk to him. So I asked if he’d like to dance & he obliged! There was a vibe–I could feel it!”
She did not want to get too involved, so she excused herself and thought he would forget her. “But soon he came looking for me–he had to go so he asked for my number,” she further said. “It was a new number, so I didn’t remember it and didn’t have my phone on me either. So he made my friend take his number and asked me to message him. A few days passed by and I couldn’t get him out of my mind. So I texted him and we met again after a week, for dinner. After that, we’d constantly text and meet.”
She then told him that a part of her was still not ready to let go off her late boyfriend. To this, Milind had 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.” And then she realized Milind was the one.
Talking about the age gap, she said, it was something her family members were concerned about as well. She revealed, “We dated for 5 years after that–until we decided to get married!” She added that, “My family and a few others were worried because of the age gap between us. But it wasn’t an issue for us! So when they saw us together and they saw how happy I was around him, they agreed too! Believe it or not, we got married thrice! We had a traditional wedding in Alibaug, a white wedding in Spain under a waterfall and the third, at a place called ‘the end of the world’ there. He’s the best thing that’s happened to me; he taught me to let go, to fall in love, to be happy.”