In a bombshell announcement, Tollywood actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth announced separation after 18 years of “togetherness” as couple and parents. The actor and his wife took to their respective social media accounts to make the announcement earlier on Monday night. The couple had tied the knot back in 2004. In 2004, Dhanush was yet to make himself the actor he is today, and sent waves of surprise around the country by marrying the daughter of megastar Rajinikanth. The couple have since gone on to have two sons – Yatra and Linga. It should be noted that this is one of the biggest separation announcements to come in the last six months. Earlier in October, noted film stars Samantha Prabhu – Naga Chaitanya announced their separation after four years of marriage.

The Facts of the Matter

After two years of courtship, eighteen years of marriage and having two children, Tollywood actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth announced separation earlier on Monday. Both Dhanush and Aishwarya took to their respective social media handles to share the news. The duo also asked people to respect their privacy and give them the privacy to deal with the unfolding situation.

Taking to Twitter, Dhanush and Aishwarya issued a similar worded statement which 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…Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better.”

The duo further asked people to respect their privacy and asked them to continue spreading love. “Please do respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this. Om Namashivaaya! Spread love, D”.

Dhanush married Aishwarya Rajinikanth on 18th November 2004. While the actor was yet to establish himself as a successful acting professional, he surprised people by marrying the eldest daughter of megastar Rajinikanth.

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Dhanush’s Praise for Aishwarya Rajinikanth

Back in 2019, the actor gave an interview to an entertainment daily where he noted how Aishwarya has been a supportive partner. “She has always been a great support and she is a fantastic woman. she has always handled me and my work stress really well, without her none of the things would have been possible,” the actor had reportedly said.

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Jab Dhanush Met Aishwarya

In another interview with Times of India, the actor also shared how he met Aishwarya for the first time. It was the first-day premier of Dhanush’s film ‘KadhalKondein’ and the actor watched it with his future spouse. After the screening’s end, the cinema owner introduced Dhanush to Aishwarya. The very next day, Dhanush received a bouquet sent by Dhanush which said, ‘Good work. Keep in touch’. The couple started dating after that and got married two years later.

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What Attracted Dhanush to Aishwarya

In another interview with the same news daily, the actor also revealed what attracted him to Aishwarya. In his TOI interview, Dhanush revealed, “I like her simplicity. If you think her father is simple, meet Aishwarya. She is 100 times simpler than her father.” He further said that Aishwaryaa treats everybody as an equal and can be friends with anybody. Dhanush likes the fact that she is extremely complicated and is bringing up his sons extremely well.”


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