It is official, Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan are divorced, they have ended their marriage. A statement from the actor confirmed the news, “ Suzanne has decided to stay separate from me and end our 17 year relationship.”
The Krrish 3 star added, “This is a very trying time for the entire family and I request the media and the people to grant us our privacy at this time.”
Hrithik Roshan had never clarified any reports insinuated by the media about the split. Suzanne was conspicuous by her absence in various parties and events including the ones related to Krrish 3. She had made a blink and miss appearance in Hrithiks’ father Rakesh Roshan’s birthday parents, along with her brother Zayed Khan and parents.
There were reports in the media that Suzanne had problems with Hrithik’s parents, which is why she was staying separate. The news about Suzanne staying separate had made news, earlier too, in 2010 during the release of Kites, following the rumors of Hrithik Roshan’s affair with Barbara Mori. But the story died down and it was evident that Barbara and Suzanne had become friends and were even following each on Twitter.
Hrithik Roshan, who is father to two sons by Suzanne, Hrehaan 7, and Hridhaan 5, said that he owed a lot to his wife for making him strong enough to face the world. Though a superstar now, he says that he grappled with a lot of insecurities during his growing years and that Suzanne was his best support all his life.
Hrithik had fallen in love with Suzanne the same way, as it was shown in his first film, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai(2000), when he had met Amisha Patel at a traffic signal. He later married Suzanne after the amazing success of his first film. Recently, he told the media about how attached he was to his wife. He said, “I am most attached to Suzanne. She is my closest friend, I had a huge crush on her since I was 12. She would live in my area and we would impress the girls in her compound with our bicycles. I had even told my friend that I would marry her one day. During our growing years, Suzanne was making more money than me. She had paid on our first date. She is still quite ambitious and career-oriented. Suzanne is quite loving and generous by nature, she can light up the entire room with her smile. My growing up days were quite gloomy and I had my handicaps. Suzanne came in like sunshine in my life and made me have confidence in my abilities. I call her sunshine. “
Now, after releasing the statement of his divorce with Suzanne Khan, Hrithik said that he still believed in the institution of marriage. He said, “ I don’t want this news to disempower my fans and the people who believe in the institution of marriage, in any manner. I firmly believe in marriage and respect it at its highest level.”
Hrithik thanked his fans for showing support at his low-phase. He added, “I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health. My treatment is going fine. I should be able to get on with my life in every way very soon.”