Mumbai: Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan have been in news for the past few weeks for their alleged split which has now been formally confirmed by the couple to be true.

This is the first time when Arbaaz and Malaika have broken their silence on their separation. “We are taking out time to figure out our lives. Yes it’s true that we are separated, but where our lives go and what transpires between us, is for us to decide,” said the couple.

Earlier, it was rumoured that Malaika had moved out of her house with her son and shifted into an apartment. What added fuel to the fire was the fact that the couple was missing from Salman’s sister Arpita’s baby shower. A few hints were even dropped by Arbaaz in his instagram posts on Valentine’s Day, which said things like “Spent my Valentines with these Dumbbells.. It was quiet, peaceful and no arguments.. Cannot complain.”

Arbaaz and Malaika have ruled out all the rumours that were floating all this while, be it the “friendship” stories of Malaika with a businessman or the rumoured disapproval of the Khan family of Malaika’s lifestyle.

The much-talked about B-town couple has always been in the news for a host of things they do but this time it seems that their reel life antics have been topped by their real life.