Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 15
The 26-year age gap between actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and his wife Ankita Konwar continues to intrigue people.
Milind has often answered questions regarding the age gap, but questions keep cropping up.
In a recent one, Milind was questioned about being married to a younger partner and if it reduces the chances of cheating on them.
In response, Milind said that there are far more important things in a relationship than sex.
He added that people cheat on their partners or stray away from relationships when they do not get enough emotional support that they need.
“I think it has to do with the person, and what is important to you. The relationship is not about sex really, it’s about the relationship itself. It is something that is satisfying. I don’t think sex is all that important, it’s the relationship that is important. The closeness is important. The warmth is important. The sharing is important. If you don’t have that in a relationship, it’s not one. You might have great sex, but it’s not a relationship. I think people stray when they don’t get the emotional support they need to lead their life,” Milind told Rediff.com.
The couple often express their love for each other on social media.
Talking about the attention that they get, Milind said: “There’s a lot of attention, and it’s something you have to deal with. A lot of people would say nasty things in the beginning. It affected my wife more because she wasn’t used to it. So I kept telling her it doesn’t matter. These are bots, not real people. It’s nice, yes, when things are great. But I can imagine it being a pressure for a couple at some point, when there is so much attention on. It’s difficult to deal with it sometimes.”