Ranbir Kapoor and his then-girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s Ibiza vacation photos were leaked online in July 2013. Katrina was wearing a red and white swimsuit in a few of the photos, which were’shot without permission’ and widely circulated in the media at the time, and Ranbir was wearing blue shorts. They were spotted on a beach together. Katrina was irritated when her unauthorised vacation photos were published in a film magazine and then picked up by other media outlets. The actor wrote an open letter to the media days after their Ibiza photos were leaked.
Bolly Blinds N Gossip published a Reddit post titled ‘looking back at the controversies from the last decade: Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor’s Ibiza gate’ on Thursday. The account shared leaked photos from the actors’ 2013 vacation in Spain, as well as a letter Katrina wrote to the media, requesting that they’refrain’ from ‘running these pictures’.
Katrina had written in her 2013 letter, “I’m writing to express how upset, distressed, and invaded I am by the publication of my photographs in a film magazine (and which were carried by other media). The photos were taken while I was on vacation by someone who shot without permission and then used the photos for commercial gain. There is a subset of journalism that preys on celebrities in the most heinous ways possible, transgressing all boundaries of privacy and decency. Running these images demonstrates support for this school of journalism.”
Katrina went on to say, “I request that all media outlets refrain from running these images. I have a fantastic relationship with the media and have always been available to them. There is no reason for such covert and invasive behaviour.”
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina’s ex, also defended her after their Ibiza photos surfaced. He had told the media in a statement at the time, “If such a picture of yours, your mother’s or sister’s is out like this, how would you feel? It is wrong to show such private images to the world. It’s a horrible thing to do. Even if such a photograph of your boyfriend was made public, you would not like it. So I believe that if you don’t like it, others will not like it either.”
Ranbir and Katrina have appeared in films such as Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) and Jagga Jasoos (2017). They dated for several years. Katrina Kaif is now married to Vicky Kaushal, an actor. In December 2021, the couple will marry in Rajasthan. A few months later, in April 2022, Ranbir Kapoor married actress Alia Bhatt in an intimate wedding at their Mumbai home, Vaastu. Alia revealed her pregnancy in June, and the couple welcomed their first child, Raha Kapoor, in November 2022.