Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have announced divorce after 15 years of their marriage. The couple has a ten-year-old son named Azad. The announcement came in a joint press statement released on July 2. Aamir and Kiran described their 15 years of togetherness as 'beautiful' during which they shared a “lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter.”
"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," the statement said.Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. Pic: Reuters
"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," they said.
"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. Thanks and love, Kiran and Aamir," the statement concluded.
Aamir is set to shoot his upcoming film 'Lal Singh Chadha' in Kargil from next week.
Aamir Khan and Kiran got married back in 2015. They met while Kiran was an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker on the set of the film ‘Lagaan,’ which starred Aamir in the lead role. Their only child Azad Rao Khan was born through surrogacy in 2011.