File photo of Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia. Photograph:( WION Web Team )
Actor Arjun Rampal and his wife, model Mehr Jessia have announced their separation. The couple were married for 20 years and have two daughters together- Mahikaa and Myra.
The couple announced their separation in a joint statement to Bombay Times.
While speculations about their separation have been rife for some time, this is the first time that the couple has spoken about it in public.
"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 statement said.
"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 further added.
Both Mehr and Arjun have been supermodels in 1990s and ruled the ramp when they got married in 1998. Arjun made his debut in 2000 in Bollywood.