Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D' Souza have reportedly been a couple since they starred in Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) but they've never admitted to being in a relationship.
They have never been spotted at the same parties or in each other's company at public functions either. Until now.
On Friday night at Tusshar Kapoor's party at his Juhu bungalow, the couple came in separately but left the party together in Riteish's car at around 1.30 am.
A source present at Tusshar's party says, "Riteish and Sajid Khan came together in Sajid's car at around 11.30 pm. Genelia came solo, half an hour later. At the party, they mingled separately with different people. At around 1.30 am, Riteish left the party and sat in his car. Genelia followed 10 minutes later. She got into Riteish's car and her driver followed them behind in her car. Both Riteish and Genelia appeared to be very comfortable with each other."
Finally coming out?
Does this mean that the duo are finally coming out in the open? Or is this simply the case of a friend escorting his friend home? Both Riteish and Genelia remained unavailable for comment.
1 Riteish and Sajid enter the party
2 Genelia enters solo
3 & 4 Genelia leaves the party to go to Riteish's car where he's sitting inside
5 Genelia sits besides Riteish and drives away
6 Genelia's car and driver follows behind Riteish's car. PICS/Yogen Shah
Last year in Hitlist
On June 4, 2008, ('Riteish, Genelia's relationship in rough waters') we told you that although Riteish and Genelia were seriously committed to each other they could not come out in the open about their relationship because his high-profile political family didn't approve of their relationship. The Deshmukhs want Riteish to marry a girl from their community. The biggest problem Riteish faces is that Genelia D'Souza is an Anglo-Indian Christian