Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have announced divorce after 15 years of their marriage. The duo has son Azad together. In a joint statement , 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.
“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.
According to reports, Aamir and Kiran are together in Leh at the moment. Aamir is slated to shoot for his upcoming film ‘Laal Singh Chadha’ in Kargil next week.
Aamir Khan and Kiran tied the knot in 2015. Kiran was an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker on the set of Lagaan. They welcomed their son Azad Rao Khan in 2011 via surrogacy.