Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao ends 15 yrs of marriage, announce divorce

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has announced divorce from his wife of 15 years Kiran Rao. The couple has issued a joint statement announcing their divorce. In the long post, they said that they would co-parent their son, Azad Rao.

Aamir and Kiran’s joint statement read, “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.”

It further read, “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,” the statement signed by both Aamir and Kiran read.

Before tying the knot with Kiran Rao on 28th December, 2005, Aamir Khan was married to Reena Dutta. The couple got divorced after 16 years of marriage in 2002. He has two children from his first marriage, son Junaid and daughter Ira.

Aamir Khan met Kiran Rao on the sets of ‘Lagaan’ and fell in love. They welcomed their first son Azad Rao Khan through surrogacy in 2011.