After years of unstable marriage, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia have announced their separation. The couple had been married for 20 years.
In a statement released early this morning, Rampal and Jesia said that they were heading on to ‘different directions.’ They said, “After a 20-year-long beautiful journey filled with love and beautiful memories, we would like to share, that all journeys have different paths. We feel that it is time for us to move on to different destinations henceforth. We have always been solid when it has come to us, we will continue to be solid for each other and our loved ones, as we embark upon a new journey.”
The couple also asked the media to respect their privacy.
“Both of us being extremely private people feel strange to be making this statement, but such are the circumstances of our lives. Where the truth can get distorted and lost. We are a family, our love for each other is forever intact and we shall always be there for one another and most importantly, for our children Mahikaa and Myra. We would, therefore, appreciate our privacy through this time. Thank all for their support. Relationships can end, but love lives on. We won’t be commenting on this any further“, the statement added.
Arjun and Mehr married in 1998 and have two daughters, Mahikaa (born 2002) and Myra (born 2005). Both were among India’s first wave of supermodels in the 90’s era.
A 2017 Filmfare report claimed that the couple had been living separately for months, and had taken a six-month break to ‘re-evaluate’ their relationship.