Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi announced his engagement with Bollywood actress Lara Dutta on social networking site twitter.
Bhupathi had walked out of his six-year old marriage with model Shweta Jaishankar in July this year.
“So Lara Dutta and me got engaged in NY (New York) last week. Its official now,” Bhupathi, who is in Chennai for a Davis Cup play-off tie against Brazil, wrote on his twitter page.
Bhupathi and Shweta had said they were separated for over two years and had “irreconcilable differences” and were only serving each other a loveless existence.
Confirming her engagement, Lara Dutta first spoke to a publication and came clean on her relationship with Mahesh Bhupathi. The actress says Mahesh proposed to her during the recent US open and it took her completely by surprise.
The relationship has witnessed many ups and downs. Mahesh Bhupathi’s ex-wife Shwetha Jaishankar had blamed Lara for the divorce between her and Mahesh, but Lara Dutta had strongly denied such allegations.