Ileana D’Cruz breaks up with husband Andrew Kneebone


All is not well between Ileana D’Cruz and her Australian photographer husband Andrew Kneebone’s married life. The couple is reported to have called off their relationship. The ‘Barfi’ actress has deleted all picture of Andrew from her social media handle and it gives a big hint that the couple is going through rough patch. Ileana and Andrew are on talking terms.

Ileana keeps her private life to herself, commenting on this, she said, "I've been working in the industry for 11 years. It's taken me a lot to understand the working culture. We actors get a lot of love, but at times, we get double the amount of negativity for no reason whatsoever. There are times when the comments become nasty. It's not fair for him to go through it. He is a normal person and is entitled to his privacy. I have had people coming and telling me that he is not an Indian and I find it stupid. He is someone who has been special to me and I don't want to be in a situation where my family is targetted for no fault of theirs."

She had also opened up about her live-in relationship and her decision to get married, "I think marriage and live-in relationship aren't really different. It is just a piece of paper that separates the two. Marriage is great for a lot of people. It changes a lot of things between two people, but I don't look at it in that way. My commitment towards him is not going to change."

In a 2018 interview with the IANS, Ileana had revealed that her alleged, husband, Andrew helped her fight her mental condition, and had stated, "Things had got so bad that I was pushing people away. I didn't realise how much I was alienating people. I would constantly refuse to go out when friends would call. At one point, I didn't realise I was at home for a week... After that, I got an ultimatum from him."

She had further added, "Now I don't look at life where I'd say: 'Oh gosh, my life's over if I don't have films any more'. My approach is that there's so much more for me to do... It (depression) really was in a way god sent... That depression and that phase in my life, as horrible as it was, was needed in a way to switch things back and change who I was as a person."

In another interview with the Deccan Chronicle, she had shared, "I am in a very happy space nowadays. I do not wish to talk specifically about my relationship with Andrew everywhere, that’s why I quickly put it up on Instagram. These photographs speak for themselves."

Ileana had also opened up about the qualities that attracted her towards Andrew, "It’s not possible for me to choose any one quality. It may sound very filmy but let me tell you the very first day when he spoke to me on the phone, I felt something for him. Something was there which attracted me to him. I also love his ‘commitment’. Andrew is very committed to me and I admire this quality the most. I am sure he will never do anything to hurt me. He says, ‘you do things which delight me in 1,000 ways.’ He is nice with words. He has often penned me a few love letters which I find romantic."