New Delhi: Love was in the air when M.C. Mary Kom and her supportive husband Onler Kom exchanged Platinum Love Bands to celebrate their togetherness in the capital. India's five-time boxing world champion says her love for her husband is growing stronger like the metal.
They exchanged the rings as part of an event by PC Jeweller here on Tuesday, with Mary Kom saying that "platinum is one metal which just brightens the celebration of true love".
Talking about her 'Platinum Day of Love', Mary Kom, a mother of three, said: "I cherish the days my beautiful sons were born as my Platinum Day of Love. The day will always be special for me and will be treasured all my life."
Sharing her pride to have a husband who has stood by her through ups and downs, she said: "I believe Onler's strength of character is constantly reflected through his love and affection for his kids and me."
"My relationship with Onler is the platinum kind that is growing stronger with each passing year."
The couple's love story has also been brought alive on the big screen in "Mary Kom", a Bollywood biopic on the boxer's life story. Priyanka Chopra played the titular role, while Onler's role was embodied by Darshan Kumar.
Onler, who was dating Mary Kom before marrying her in 2005, said that their feelings have grown over the years, and that platinum "perfectly symbolises everlasting love that will remind us of the feelings we share for each other that is steadfast across all odds".
Platinum is fast gaining momentum amongst young consumers as it exemplifies everlasting love, Balram Garg, managing director, PC Jeweller said; while Vaishali Banerjee, country manager India, Platinum Guild International, added: "Platinum is a metal that stands for deep love and emotions closest to your heart".