Following 18 years of togetherness as friends, a couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other, actor Dhanush and wife Aishwaryaa have decided to separate.
Announcing their separation on social media, the couple asked their fans to respect their decision and to “give us the privacy we need to get through this.” An announcement about the separation was made by Dhanush via Twitter, while Aishwarya posted the same news on her Instagram page.
“Today we stand at a place where our paths separate,” they said. “(We) have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better.” They admitted that the journey “has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting.” Added Aishwaryaa on her post: No caption needed…only your understanding n your love necessary!”
Aishwaryaa is Rajinikanth’s elder daughter and film director. Yatra and Linga are the couple’s two sons. Dhanush starred with Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in the recently released Atrangi Re. He won the National award for Best Actor in 2011 for his film Aadukalam. He is currently working on films such as Maaran and Sir, and also on the Hollywood film The Gray Man.
Dhanush became well known after the song Why This Kolaveri Di from the Tamil film 3 (2012) went viral. This was Aishwaryaa’s directorial debut.