Deepika Padukone has finally opened up about her relationship with Ranveer Singh... now that the two are married.
The couple who recently tied the knot at Lake Como, Italy, looked very much in love during their multiple wedding events and Deepika's latest interview — which happens to be her first interview post marriage — shows just how much the duo care for each other.
"With Ranveer and me, our relationship rests on the fact that we’re extremely liberal with each other, extremely supportive of each other’s professional careers and know each other’s personal needs," said Deepika.
"I think when we started dating six years ago, professionally, we were both in very different places. My career took off slightly before his, but throughout our relationship, right from 2013 – even when I was shooting for [Goliyon Ki Rasleela] Ram-Leela and Chennai Express – nothing has changed."
She added. "He is vulnerable, extremely emotional, very intelligent; childlike at times. That’s not to say that his irrepressible energy isn’t him, it’s very him. He’s a real people’s person, but there’s a quiet side to him too. Emotionally, I think I’m the more intuitive one. I’d say IQ is more him. But at the same time, he’s not all like, 'I’m a man, I can’t show my emotions.' He’s sensitive, and so am I, and it makes it easier to share a life with someone who understands that."
And Deepika knew from the get-go that Ranveer was 'the one'.
"I think you just know when you want to spend the rest of your life with that one person – and he’s everything rolled into one man. He’s my best friend, playmate, companion and confidant. I can be silly in front of him, I can be stupid in front of him, I can be sick in front of him, I can be whatever I want to be."
Even photos from DeepVeer's events saw the two having the time of their lives, and she said, "I think the pictures we shared [on social media] summed up the wedding – it was magical to have just family and friends there who mean something to you, who don’t really care about who you are professionally, but are there because they love you for who you are as a person. People who’ve seen you grow, been part of your journey and are genuinely happy for you."
"Well, I’ve been running a home since I was 18, so I don’t think much is going to change in that sense," said the 32-year-old actor.
"But of course, we’ll go through all the changes that happen when two people start living together. I was clear right from the start that I didn’t want to have a live-in relationship to figure out if I wanted to marry someone or not. Now [I’m expecting] everything that comes with being a newly-wed: sharing space, you know, or the bills, whatever it takes for two people to live a life together."
And now that she's married she's got some useful advice for others out there who choose to tie the knot. "I’m aware of culture, tradition, all that… I also understand what it means to be my own person. Of course, it’s exciting to take your relationship to the next level, but at no point as a woman should you forget your sense of individuality. It’s important to remain authentic and stay true to who you are. The idea is not to lose yourself in the process [of marriage]."
For Deepika 2018 has "been one of the most incredible years of my life – professionally and personally. It’s been a complete high."