It was a love story like no other. Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan fell in love when they were teenagers and then chose the road to happily ever after when they got married, a 17-year-long relationship cemented by two sons, Hridaan and Hrehaan. Unfortunately, it is now over.
After months of speculation in a statement to the media Hrithik confirmed the news of his separation from wife Sussanne Roshan. The actor said: “Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. This is a very trying time for the entire family and I request the media and the people to grant us our privacy at this time.”
The media circuit had been abuzz with rumours about serious problems in the couple’s relationship for a while now. With Sussanne making a blink and miss appearance at Rakesh Roshan’s birthday on September 6 this year citing her father Sanjay Khan’s illness, and her maintaining a distance from her husband even on that occasion, stories of their separation started doing the rounds with renewed vigour. Immediately after this came reports that the duo had filed for divorce and that the necessary paperwork was ready. Practically confirming this, Sussanne was missing from the family’s Ganeshotsav celebrations. While some suggested that Hrithik’s closeness to his Kites co-star Barbara Mori had triggered the rift, there was also a rumour about Sussanne moving on with another man, an actor, we heard. But nothing was confirmed by the family… not until this evening.
Apparently the two had started living separately a few months ago and avoided public appearances together. While Sussanne was missing from the Krrish 3 promotional events, Hrithik stayed away from the launch of his wife’s new store – Sussanne had announced his presence at the opening on December 11, but Duggu was vacationing with friends in the US and good buddy Salman Khan stepped in.
Though the bond between the couple is now broken, Roshan Jr still believes in the institution of marriage. ““I do not wish this news to disempower my fans and the people about the institution of marriage in any way. I am a firm believer in this institution and respect and honour it at the highest level,” said Hrithik in his statement.
“And Once again I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health, my treatment is going well and I should be able to resume my life in every way very soon. Thank you”, Hrithik’s statement further read.
The real reasons for this separation is known best to only the people involved. But with two small children to consider, we hope everything stays amiable and peaceful.