Dhanush and Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth announced their separation earlier this year. In January, both the actors released a joint statement saying that they have decided to part ways after 18 years of marriage. The now-estranged couple also mentioned that today 'they stand at a place where their paths are separated'. Dhanush and Aishwaryaa also urged everyone to respect their decision and give them privacy. The news of their separation left many shocked, but not the South industry. Yes, the South industry reportedly knew about their rift.
According to a report in ETimes TV, while the Hindi film industry was quite shocked after hearing the news of their separation, the South industry was not at all surprised. A source from the South industry was quoted as saying, “Five, or maybe even six years, Aishwaryaa and Dhanush were staying together whenever Dhanush was not shooting, but they were barely a couple. The separation was not entirely shocking but in fact sort of expected and inevitable. It was only a matter of time, it can be said that they took pretty long to announce it but possibly they were trying to repair the relationship.”
Dhanush and Aishwaryaa, who met in 2000, tied the knot in 2004. They are parents to two sons, Yatra and Linga.
While announcing their separation, Dhanush had penned a note on his Instagram handle that read, “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well wishers to each other. The journey has been growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting… Today, we stand at a place where our paths separate… Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this. Om Namashivaaya!.”
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