Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao have decided to part ways after fifteen years of marriage.
The couple announced their divorce in an official statement that read as follows:
“In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other.
We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together. We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about.
A big thank you to our families and friends for their constant support and understanding about this evolution in our relationship, and without whom we would not have been so secure in taking this leap. We request our well wishers for good wishes and blessings, and hope that – like us – you will see this divorce not as an end, but as the start of a new journey."
Aamir was previously married to Reena Dutta. They have two children - son Junaid and daughter Ira.
In 2002, Khan filed for divorce and Dutta took custody of both the kids.
In 2005, Aamir tied the knot with Kiran Rao and had a son Azad in 2011 via surrogacy.
Aamir has lately been busy with his upcoming film "Laal Singh Chaddha". It is directed by "Secret Superstar" maker Advait Chandan, and co-stars Kareena Kapoor.
The film is an official adaptation of the 1994 Hollywood hit "Forrest Gump" starring Tom Hanks, and is set to release later this year.
Aamir recently went off social media to focus on the film.