Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announce divorce; Release a joint statement
Bollywood superstar Aamit Khan and his filmmaker wife Kiran Rao have announced their separation. They have released a joint statement in which it is mentioned that they have taken the decision mutually and will be co-parenting their son Azad Rao Khan. They will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that they both feel passionate about.
The statement reads,
“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. 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.
Thanks and love,
Kiran and Aamir
Kiran Rao is Aamir Khan’s second wife. He was earlier married to Reena Dutta but got divorced after 16 years of marriage in 2002. The couple has a daughter Ira and son named Junaid. Aamir met Kiran on the sets of ‘Lagaan’ where she was an Assistant Director. After spending time together, they tied the knot in 2005. The two welcomed their first son Azad in 2011.