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Aishwarya posted the same on her Instagram that read, “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting… Today we stand at a place where our paths separate… Dhanush and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do Respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this. Much love always to you all 🙂 God speed. Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth.” The picture was posted along with the caption, “No caption needed….only your understanding n your love necessary!”
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 17, 2022
Actor Dhanush took to his Twitter with the same announcement. He wrote, “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting… Today we stand at a place where our paths separate… Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do Respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this. Om Namashivaaya! Spread love, D.”
The couple got married on 18 November 2004. They have two sons named Yatra and Linga. The couple even worked together in Aishwaryaa’s directorial debut ‘3’ which featured a world-hit song ‘Kolaveri Di’. She has even directed movies like Vai Raja Vai and a documentry movie named Cinema Veeran. She is also one of the singers of the hit song Un Mela Aasadhan from the movie Aayirathil Oruvan and dubbed for Reema Sen in the same movie.
While there is no official confirmation regarding the reason for their separation, many speculate that rumours of Dhanush’s previous link ups may be the reason. For example, when Aishwaryaa directed the movie ‘3’ and cast Shruti alongside Dhanush, there were rumours that the two were involved romantically. In fact, when the movie released back in 2012, some reports even said that their marriage was in a loop because of Dhanush’s alleged extramarital relationship with Shruti Haasan. However, these rumours rested after both Shruti Haasan and Aishwaryaa dismissed them.
When Amala Paul divorced her ex-Husband AL Vijay in 2016, many rumours said that Dhanush had a major role to play in it. While an affair or a link up was not directly spelled out, AL Alagappan, father of AL Vijay, said that the two divorced because of her taking up ‘Amma Kannakku’, a film produced by Dhanush, although she promised to quit acting after marriage. Amala Paul acted with Dhanush in Velayilla Pattadhari in 2014, the same year she tied the knot with AL Vijay. Amma Kanakku came out in 2016, the year they announced their separation. So, many rumours came up linking the coincidences.