After 21 years of marriage, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia are now officially divorced

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 21, 2019, 02.25 PM(IST)

File photo of Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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The divorce was granted under the Special Marriage Act. The two had approached the court to dissolve their marriage by consent in April earlier this year.

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia are now officially divorced. A family court in Bandra granted the former couple divorce by mutual consent on Tuesday. They had been married for 21 years.

The divorce was granted under the Special Marriage Act. The two had approached the court to dissolve their marriage by consent in April earlier this year.

According to reports, the couple's two daughters, Mahikaa and Myra, will live with their mother Mehr at their duplex in Bandra. The rest of the terms and conditions are not known. 

Reports of a split between the couple first emerged in 2011 but the two had vehemently denied them. It was only in May 2018 that they officially announced their separation, four months after Arjun moved out of their shared home into a rented 2 BHK. 

Interfaith marriages are registered under the Special Marriage Act, and any plea for divorce by mutual consent requires the couple to reside separately for a year before they approach the court.

Arjun Rampal has been dating South African model Gabriella Demetriades for some time now and the couple even welcomed their son Arik on July 18 earlier this year.