Aamir Khan And Kiran Rao Announce Divorce After 15 Years Of Marriage
Aamir Khan and producer-director Kiran Rao on Saturday announced their decision to get divorced after 15 years of marriage, saying they were ready to start a new chapter as co-parents and family for each other. They will continue to work as a collaborator on movies, their NGO panni foundation, and other professional projects, the couple said in a joint statement.
Khan,56, and Rao,47, first met on the sets of the actors’ 2001 blockbuster movie ‘Lagaan’ and got married in December 2005. They welcomed their son Azad Rao Khan in December 2011.
“In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experience, 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 we feel comfortable to formalize this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does,” the statement read. Khan and Rao said they will remain devoted parents to Son Azad, who they will nurture and raise together.
“A big thank you to our families and friends for their constant support and understanding about this evolution in our relationship, and without whom 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.”
Khan, the Star of acclaimed films such as “Qayamat se Qayamat Tak”, “Sarfarosh”, “3 Idiots”, “Talash”, and “Dangal” was previously married to Reena Dutta. They have two children, son Junaid Khan, and daughter Ira Khan. In professional life, Khan will be next seen in” “Laal Singh Chadha”, an official Hindi remake Of Tom Hanks’ acclaimed movie “Forest Gump”. The film is produced by Rao.