Malaika and Arbaaz have mutually decided for the dissolution of their marriage. The two were reportedly allotted Court No. 1 for the case proceedings. After a divorce petition is filed, both parties must attend counselling sessions for a period of six months to consider reconciliation. If the court finds that there are no signs of the two ever getting back together, the marriage is then dissolved.
Despite parting ways, Malaika and Arbaaz have put up a united front for their son. The two have been seen together at numerous family gatherings, parties, and festive occasions, which fuelled reports of the two giving their marriage another shot. Many link-ups were also thrown in during the course of their split. While Malaika was linked to Arjun Kapoor, Arbaaz was romantically linked to a Goa-based restaurateur Yellow Mehra.