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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Suzanne have separated after 13 years of their marriage.
Hrithik, who is undergoing medical treatment in the US, has confirmed that the couple are ending their marriage after months of speculation over their troubled relationship.
In a statement, Hrithik said, “Suzanne 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 couple, who have two son – Hrehaan (7) and Hridhaan (5) – have been living separately for months and not seen together at functions.
In fact, Suzanne didn’t even attend the premiere of Hrithik’s recent film Krrish 3.
That something is very wrong with their relationship was confirmed by the fact when Suzanne came briefly with her parents – Sanjay Khan and Zarine Khan – and brother Zayed for the birthday party of Hrithik’s father Rakehs Roshan.
In the statement, Hrithik thanks his fans for their well wishes. “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.”
For her part, Suzanne said, “We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own individual choices.’’
In a statement, she said, “We are parents to two wonderful kids and our responsibility remains to protect and take care of them. Nothing can change that.
“Thank you for your warmth and concern for both of us and the family.’’