Rumours about Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are dating have been rife ever since the two appeared ‘together’ at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding. They are said to be the newest couple in B-Town. Recently, Ranbir too confirmed being in a relationship with Alia in an interview with GQ magazine. But did you know before Ranbir opened up about his ‘new’ relationship with Bhatt to media, the 35-year-old actor confided in former girlfriend Deepika Padukone about his relationship with Alia Bhatt?

In a statement to Pinkvilla, a source close to Kapoor, revealed, Deepika knew about Ranbir and Alia’s relationship before they made it official. Meanwhile, a common friend told the portal, “RK and Deepika continue to be close friends and keep each other’s secrets. He told her about it and she was very happy for him and Alia. It’s rare to find such friendship between exes.”

In a recent interview with GQ, Ranbir was asked about his relationship with Alia Bhatt. The actor, confirming the news, told the magazine, “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to over speak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is – what’s the right word? – flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself. It’s new for us, so let it cook a bit.” ALSO READ: 5 Revelations Made By Ranbir Kapoor On Alia, Nicotine Addiction And His Bucket List

Talking about being newly in love, the actor added, “It always comes with a lot of excitement. It’s a new person, it comes with new beats. Old tricks become new tricks again – you know, being charming and romantic, all of that. I think I’m more balanced today. I value relationships more. I can appreciate hurt and what it does to a person much more than I could a couple years back.” Watch this space for further updates.