Myself and Hrithik will continue to take care of our children, Suzanne

It was Suzanne who took the call and decided to part ways from Hrithik Roshan and break-up their 13 years of long happily married life. They are parents to two children, Hrehaan 7 and Hridhaan 5 and Suzanne in a statement said that she and Hrithik are protective parents and continue to take care of their children.

"We are parents to two wonderful kids and our responsibility remains to protect and take care of them. Nothing can change that," said Sussanne, who is the daughter of veteran actor Sanjay Khan.

Suzanne said their separation is based on their "individual choices". "We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own individual choices," Sussanne said in a statement Saturday.

Like Hrithik, Sussanne too asked media to respect their privacy. She appealed, "appreciate if we are given our privacy in such a time".

"Thank you for your warmth and concern for both of us and the family," she said.

Suzanne and Hrithik Roshan were always considered an ideal couple and both complimented each other over these years. They together taste Hrithik Roshan’s stardom and the couple stand by each other in happy and sad moments of life.

Their break-up came as a big surprise for Hrithik Roshan’s fans as well. A statement issued by the actor confirms, “Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. It 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,” says Hrithik.

Though break-up, Hrithik still believes in 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,” says the actor.

However, Hrithik is optimistic about starting life in a new way, “I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health. My treatment is going fine. I should be able to resume my life in every way very soon,” he says.