Are Richa Sadana and Vishal Parvani still together? A look into 'Family Karma' stars' relationship
Before the first season of filming, Richa and Vishal had been together for roughly three years
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Richa Sadana and Vishal Parvani, stars of 'Family Karma,' had been dating for nearly three years when the series debuted. With Season 3 ready to premiere, let's look back at the pair and see how their romance has overcome all the hurdles over the years.
'Family Karma' on Bravo is an intriguing show that dives into the lives of Indian-Americans in Miami, Florida. These families have moved from India and have been on American soil for several generations now. The series is most recognized for portraying the families' raw, uncensored lives and is rich with drama and romance. The way these families go about their daily lives is an intriguing spectacle, with a complex combination of culture and modernity driving their lives.
Richa Sadana and Vishal Parvani have been a fan-favorite duo since the first season started. Their undeniable chemistry is incredible. With season 3 approaching, viewers are keen to know how they got together and whether the pair is still together. Let’s find out, shall we?
First meeting at a crashed party
Amrit Kapai, Vishal's best buddy, invited him to a party he knew Richa would be attending, according to Insider. "There was a pole on the dance floor, which I proceeded to dance on, and Richa immediately knew from that moment I would be the one," he explained. Richa and Vishal started dating when he returned from Los Angeles, California, to Miami, Florida, in 2011. Vishal says that immediately after moving back, he messaged Richa on Facebook, and the two went on their first date around Valentine's Day in 2011.
At the Grand Canyon, Vishal first popped the question
"Both of us are avid hikers, so I planned a trip for us, which Richa is usually in charge of," Vishal said. During their trip, the pair participated in a variety of activities, including a helicopter tour and trekking down the canyon. Vishal stated that he knew Richa expected him to propose during the helicopter tour, but he waited until their final trekking point to do so. Shortly after the proposal, the pair transitioned from daily contact to a long-distance relationship. Vishal stated their relationship has had many ups and downs over the years, and being on a reality TV program further exacerbated their troubles.
The pair joined Bravo Universe, which exacerbated their relationship issues
The 2020 show 'Family Karma' chronicles the lives of Richa and Vishal's acquaintances as they negotiate their lives as members of multi-generational Indian families that have made Miami, Florida their permanent home. "Having our relationship on television added some level of stress as well. We had to deal with our issues and learn to tune out the noise," Vishal said. "It took us a few years to get to the point where we are today."
Richa and Vishal had been dating for almost three years when the first season began filming. They were unable to marry because Richa's mother, Lopa, objected to the engagement, which was not done in accordance with Indian customs and rites. Richa's mother has been opposing their marriage and repeatedly objected to Vishal being Richa's partner. Vishal, equally headstrong, refused to proceed with the wedding without the approval of his prospective mother-in-law.
When season two of the program debuted in 2021, the couple had split up. The second season focused on Vishal and Richa's journey back to each other. Vishal proposed to Richa again after a few months apart, this time at his apartment with a mariachi band. "I hid them in the bathroom and had them pop out and surprise her," he explained.
Vishal believes that waiting over ten years to marry Richa was ultimately the greatest decision for their relationship since it provided them time to work things out and grow stronger together. "Our relationship has been through the wringer. And we are still standing strong next to each other after it all, so nothing can break us," Vishal said. "I think we are both happy we waited. Our journey may not be the traditional journey, but it was our journey."
The pandemic derailed their wedding preparations
Richa and Vishal had planned to marry in Jaipur, India, but the Covid-19 outbreak forced them to rethink their plans. Their wedding planners advised the pair to marry in Mexico instead, according to Vishal. The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa in Mexico was chosen by the two. "We had a big, fat Indian wedding," Vishal explained.
The couple marked their union with a traditional three-day Indian wedding, which began on January 12. They claimed that all of their visitors were tested for Covid-19 before attending. Vishal told Insider that despite having a budget of $150,000, they ended up spending at least three times that much. "I choose not to look at our final number," he joked. "It was worth what we have spent," Richa remarked. The several outfits they needed for their multi-day celebration were a significant portion of that expenditure.
The pair partied all weekend with the cast of 'Family Karma,' and with Season 3 coming up, numerous superfans did see cameras in the background of images.
'Family Karma' returns to Bravo with a special episode on Sunday, November 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT