It was not a romantic setting nor love-at-first-sight for ace cricketer Virender Sehwag. Unlike most stories, his first love became the love of his life and even today the two are each other’s pillars of strength.
Sehwag met Aarti when he was only 7 years old. It was at a family wedding when they got introduced and the two soon became good friends. As they grew older, Sehwag developed a liking towards her.
14 years of friendship blossomed into love when Sehwag, 21, proposed to his lady love Aarti. The two dated each other for three years.
Sehwag had gained a foothold in the sport and they both decided that it was time for them to take the next big step. They informed their family about the affair who despite the initial reluctance gave their blessings.
The wedding in 2004 was a grand affair which followed traditional Haryanvi rituals. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s bungalow was used for the ceremony and the entire area was under police surveillance.
The couple is proud parents to two sons Aryavir and Vedant. Today, after 14 years since their wedding, the two are more in love than ever!