Last week, Bollywood actress Dia Mirza announced her pregnancy with husband Vaibhav Rekhi. The couple got married on February 15 in an intimate ceremony held in Mumbai. After the announcement, Dia took to the comment section to respond to a person who questioned the timing of her announcement of the pregnancy.
Dia faced some trolling on social media after she announced her pregnancy with a picture of her baby bump justa month after her wedding. An Instagram user asked the actress why she did not announce her pregnancy before the wedding and break the stereotype of having kids only after marriage like she did break stereotypes by getting her marriage officiated by a female priest.
Responding to the question, Dia wrote, “Interesting question. Firstly, we didn’t marry because we were having a baby together. We were already marrying as we wanted to spend our lives together. We discovered we were going to have a baby while we were planning our wedding. So this marriage is not the result of pregnancy. We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew its safe (medical reasons). This is the happiest news of my life. I’ve waited for many many years for this to happen. No way I would hide it for any reason other than medical.”
She further revealed the reason for answering the question in detail. “Only answering this because: 1) Having a child is a beautiful gift of life 2) There must never be any shame attached to this beautiful journey 3) As women we must always exercise our choice 4) Whether we choose to be single and parent a child or be in a marriage it is after all our choice 5) As a society we must un stereotype our idea of what is right or wrong, instead of training ourselves to ask what is fair or unfair.”
Meanwhile, announcing her pregnancy, Dia had shared a gorgeous picture of herself cradling her baby bump. “Blessed to be… One with Mother Earth… One with the Life Force that is the beginning of everything… Of all stories. Lullabies. Songs. Of new saplings. And the blossoming of hope. Blessed to cradle this purest of all dreams in my womb,” she captioned the post.
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