Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao announce their divorce after 15 years of marriage

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao met on the sets of Lagaan, where Rao was an Assistant Director. They married on December 28, 2005.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has announced his divorce from wife Kiran Rao in an explicit statement. Azad Rao Khan is the couple’s kid, and they’ve been married for 15 years.

Aamir and Kiran’s joint statement read, “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,” the statement signed by both Aamir and Kiran read.

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On the sets of Lagaan, where Rao was an Assistant Director, Aamir and Kiran met. They married on December 28, 2005, after spending some time together. In 2011, the couple had their first child, Azad Rao Khan, through surrogacy.

Aamir Khan was previously married to Reena Dutta, but the couple split in 2002 after 16 years of marriage. From his first marriage to Reena Dutta, he has a daughter Ira and a son Junaid.

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