High-profile love stories that went kaput

Updated: 02 March, 2020 12:37 IST
  • Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sensharma: Soon after the rumour mill became abuzz with reports of Konkona Sen Sharma being pregnant, she secretly married Ranvir Shorey on September 3, 2010, at her Mumbai residence. However, in 2015, their fans were surprised when the Wake Up Sid actress announced the couple had decided to get separated. It was September 14, 2015, when the actress wrote that Ranvir and she had decided to separate, but will continue to be friends and continue to co-parent their son, Haroon. And now, reports of the couple heading for divorce are doing rounds.

  • Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta: Aamir Khan filed for divorce from Reena Dutta after 15 years of marriage in 2002. Reena took custody of both the children - Junaid and Ira. In 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao who was one of the assistant directors of Lagaan.

  • Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan: Their fairy-tale marriage came to an end in 2013 after Hrithik announced his wife's decision to separate after 16 years of being together. The couple has two sons - Hrehaan and Hridhaan. It takes a big heart and an open mind to remain friends with someone you used to love but aren't together with anymore. Hrithik Roshan and ex-wife Sussanne Khan are shining examples of such people. They are often spotted together on various public outings and even take vacations together.

  • Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora: Hours after attending the Justin Bieber concert with their teenage son Arhaan, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora were granted a divorce by the Bandra Family Court in Mumbai on May 11, 2017, ending their 18-year marriage. Malaika got physical custody of Arhaan, while Arbaaz has access whenever he wants.

  • Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Babhani The couple decided to part ways after 16 years of marriage. Though there were many theories behind the split, the Akhtars have maintained that it is just 'a matter of growing apart' over the years. Farhan and Adhuna were granted a divorce in April 2017.

  • Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia: After being married for 20 years, the couple mutually decided to part ways. The duo announced their separation through a joint statement in 2018. Arjun and Mehr had met during their modelling stint and married in 1998. They have two daughters - Mahikaa and Myra. Reportedly the couple had been living separately for months and had taken a six-month break to 're-evaluate' their relationship.

  • Imran Khan and Avantika Malik: Imran and Avantika got married in 2011 after dating for a long time. The couple had never felt the need to keep their relationship hush-hush, and they welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in 2014. Back in May 2019, reports started circulating that Avantika and Imran were taking a break from their marriage. Currently, there have been reports of things going haywire in Imran Khan and Avantika Malik's paradise and the couple has separated from each other, and considering divorce.

  • Sahil Sangha and Dia Mirza: After being together for 11 years, Dia Mirza announced her separation from husband Sahil Sangha. Dia Mirza shared a statement on Twitter confirming the news and said that she and Sahil will continue being friends and will be there for each other.

  • Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh: In 1991, Saif Ali Khan made headlines when he married Amrita Singh, who is twelve years his senior, against his parents' wishes. The relationship ended after 13 years as Saif started making news more for his link-ups than his movies. In the end, Saif finalised the divorce with reported hefty alimony and went on to date Rosa Catalona till he finally found love in Kareena Kapoor.

  • Saif Ali Khan and Rosa Catalano: After walking out of his 13-year marriage with Amrita Singh, the suave Saif found love in the arms of the Italian model. The relationship did not last beyond three years.

  • Himesh Reshammiya and Komal: After 23 years of marriage, Himesh Reshammiya and his wife Komal got divorced. Himesh Reshammiya and Komal together confirmed that the divorce was filed mutually and they have immense respect for each other. The singer-actor is now married to actress Sonia Kapoor.

  • Rashami Desai and Nandish Sandhu: Telly actor Nandish Sandhu and Rashami Desai also decided to separate after an on-off relationship. Sandhu's PDA with Ankita Shorey, a former beauty pageant winner and actress, raised many eyebrows. Nandish and Rashami got married in 2012, but their marriage was soon beset by troubles. Even though they tried reconciling several times, and were also seen in shows like 'Nach Baliye' and 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' things didn't work out.

  • Mahima Chaudhry and Leander Paes: After being in a steady relationship, Mahima walked out, openly accusing the tennis star of cheating on her with Rhea Pillai. Paes went on to marry Pillai, and the couple even has a daughter.

  • Shweta Tiwari and Raja Chaudhary: The couple was once happily married before separating after irreconcilable differences cropped up. Tiwari lodged complaints against her ex-husband a number of times after being assaulted by him. Fed up with Chaudhary's tactics, a team of senior police officers decided to extern him from the city a couple of years back. Shweta and Raja ended their marriage after nine years.

  • Shweta Tiwari and Abhinav Kohli:  Shweta Tiwari has had a tough personal life involving her marriages. After Raja, Shweta tied the knot for the second time with Abhinav Kohli, and due to unfortunate circumstances, that marriage couldn't last long either. Shweta separated from her second husband in a bitter way, after accusing him of physically harming her daughter and domestic violence.

  • Ashwin Ramkumar and Soundarya Rajinikanth: Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya married Ashwin Ramkumar at a grand wedding ceremony in 2010. However, in 2016, claiming difference of opinion between them, a mutual consent divorce petition was filed by the couple. The couple has a son named Ved.

  • Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff: The Kumkum actress called off her eight-year-old marriage with actor-husband Sachin Shroff in 2018. Both Juhi and Sachin lived separately for a year, before filing for divorce. They had tied the knot in 2009. Juhi has received sole custody of their daughter Samairra. She cited their opposing views and incompatibility to be the reason behind their split.

  • Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone: For a while, Ranbir and Deepika were seen as the perfect couple. But it was too good to last. While Deepika did not directly accuse Ranbir of being disloyal to her, she has often mentioned in interviews that an 'ex-boyfriend' cheated on her. However, unlike other couples, these two are good friends now.

  • Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai: They fell in love while shooting for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Their love affair was fit for celluloid, but it had its fair share of controversies.

  • Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif: They were said to be in a relationship for a long time, although neither admitted it in public. Then, like most of Sallu's earlier flames, Kaif also moved away. They are still very good friends.

  • Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani: The Mohabbatein actress married Ali Punjani, a businessman based in Kenya, in August 2010. However, in 2017, Kim divorced Ali Punjani.

  • Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput: Sushant Singh Rajput and his live-in partner Ankita Lokhande apparently had an ugly spat at Yash Raj Studios. Onlookers thought it was just one of those lovers' tiffs between Sushant and his live-in TV actress girlfriend. Things took an ugly turn when Ankita lost her cool and slapped him in full view. However, both denied any such incident. Soon, Sushant and Ankita made it official that they have parted ways.

  • Mandana Karimi-Gaurav Gupta: 'Bigg Boss 9' contestant Mandana Karimi married businessman Gaurav Gupta in 2017. However, soon the actress filed a domestic violence case mentioning that Gupta insisted on her conversion to Hinduism ahead of their wedding. The Iranian model-actress was also asked to quit her acting career as the profession was deemed "incompatible with his family's status in the society". Things came to a halt when Gupta barred her from entering the house. She also alleged harassment by her mother-in-law.

  • Riya Sen and Ashmit Patel: The couple was going strong when their infamous MMS clip began doing the rounds. However, Riya and Ashmit split immediately after. Who's to be blamed?

  • Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai: After a three-year relationship, Ash and Vivek Oberoi parted ways in 2005.

  • Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor: After being viewed as the ideal couple for a decent period of time, Kareena and Shahid broke up during the filming of Jab We Met.

  • Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra: Following an on-off relationship that went on for two years, the couple called it quits once and for all in 2011, compatibility being the biggest issue between the star-crossed ex-lovers.

  • John Abraham and Bipasha Basu: The duo was in a steady relationship for eight years before things fell apart. Her insecurities, John's reluctance to commit to marriage and allegations of cheating were stated among the many reasons that led to the split.

  • Siddharth Mallya and Deepika Padukone: During their time together, they were extremely comfortable in each other's company. In fact, they were even spotted getting a bit too cosy during IPL games. However, the couple split inexplicably.

  • Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor: After a seven-year relationship and an engagement, the couple split in 2003. Contrasting lifestyles, the age difference, the style of wedding were some of the reasons reportedly given for the split.

  • Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma: The duo was one of the most talked-about couples for quite a long time. Sadly, they split due to differences and both went on to have other affairs. Yuvraj is now married to Hazel Keech.

  • Punit Malhotra and Sonam Kapoor: Ironically, the two fell in love on the sets of the 2010 film I Hate Luv Storys in which Sonam was the female lead and Punit the director. It has been learnt that it was the actresses decision to call it quits since she felt that she has grown out of the relationship.

  • Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguli: Less than a month after the much-publicised Swayamwar between Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguli, she spoke out about his abusive ways and also about wanting to step away from the marriage. Dimpy alleged that during their fights, Rahul used to point his gun at her. "I don't know what I have gotten myself into. He seemed nice, but no one can control him when he gets abusive," she was quoted saying.

  • Gaurav Chopra and Mouni Roy: Though their friends were expecting them to tie the knot, the couple instead called it quits in 2012. Constant verbal spats, as well as ex Narayani Shastri's presence in Gaurav's life, took a toll on the relationship.

  • Rajeev Paul and Delnaaz Irani: The TV actors were married for 14 years before they separated in 2010 and got divorced in 2012. While Delnaaz accused Rajeev of infidelity, the latter claimed that the low phase in his career was one of the reasons why Delnaaz walked away.

  • Rahul Roy and Rajlaxmi: Rahul Roy was married to Rajlaxmi for more than 14 years, but they decided to part ways. They filed for divorce and it was a mutual decision.

  • Kamal Haasan and Sarika: After separating from dancer-wife Vani Ganapathy, Haasan and Sarika lived together from 1988. The couple married only after their second child was born. They filed for divorce in 2002 and the proceedings ended in 2004. Kamal now lives with former South actress Gouthami.

  • Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan: The actress married the Pakistani cricketer in 1983, when her career was at its peak, and quit movies. The marriage, however, did not last long even though they had a daughter, and Roy returned to films.

  • Zaheer Khan and Isha Sharvani: The cricketer-actress duo had an eight-year on and off romance. In the end, the fact that the two could not make time for each other took a toll on their relationship. It's said that they remain good friends.

  • Gary Sobers and Anju Mahendru: Anju was just 17 years old when she met Gary Sobers in 1966. She broke off her engagement to Rajesh Khanna so she could accept Gary's proposal. But with Gary playing county cricket in England and Anju in India, the long-distance relationship did not last.

  • Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia: Whatever the late Kaka did, he did so with flamboyance. Not surprisingly then, he proposed marriage to a 16-year-old Dimple, much before her debut film Bobby released. Sadly, the whirlwind marriage lasted merely 11 years though they never officially divorced. Dimple only returned to take care of an ailing Khanna in his last days.

  • Sanjay Khan and Zeenat Aman: This could easily be called as one of the most contentious affairs in Bollywood. The two apparently started seeing each other on the sets of a film called Abdullah in 1980. However, things started falling apart when they reportedly started having violent altercations, sometimes even in public. Their relationship came to an end after Sanjay allegedly brutally assaulted her in a 5-star hotel.

  • Dilip Kumar and Madhubala: The much-loved on-screen pair were romantically linked off-screen as well for nearly five years. However, her torn state between her love and her father Ataullah Khan made her part ways with Kumar.

  • Dev Anand and Suraiya: Co-stars in a few films, the duo was very much in love with each other. However, Suraiya's maternal grandmother opposed the relationship as both were from different religions. Their love story died a natural death thereafter.

  • Shocking break-ups in Hollywood

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from actor-husband Brad Pitt in September 2016 after two years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences. The news came as a shocker for 'Brangelina' fans. Angelina Jolie asked for physical custody of the couple's six children. One of the most celebrated Hollywood couples, Jolie-Pitt tied the knot in August 2014 after 10 years of togetherness.

  • Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: The duo got close to each other while sharing screen space in Twilight in 2008. Ever since then they were romantically linked. They broke up briefly after Kristen was caught cheating on him; she was photographed kissing director Rupert Sanders. The reconciliation did not last long though, as Pattinson decided to call it quits.

  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: After two failed marriages, Cruise tied the knot with Holmes in 2006. They were dating since 2005 and Holmes even gave birth to a baby girl a few months before their wedding. His affiliation to Scientology, however, led to the couple drifting apart. They divorced in 2012.

  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: The duo was in a relationship for two years but split after Selena learnt that Bieber was cheating on her.

  • Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore: They dated for a few years in spite of the age difference of 16 years, and married in September 2005. Moore decided to end the relationship in 2011, claiming Kutcher had cheated on her.

  • Imran Khan and Jemima Goldsmith: The latter was 21 years younger to the ex-cricketer. Yet, they decided to tie the knot in 1995. After nine years and two children, Imran announced in 2004 that they had divorced. The news of the split came in the midst of media reports that Jemima was dating famous British actor Hugh Grant in London.

  • Arun Nayar and Liz Hurley: The much-publicised four-year marriage ended in divorce in 2011. A few months earlier, pictures of Hurley kissing ex-cricketer Shane Warne in a hotel in London had effectively sounded the death knell for the wedding.

  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston: The world cheered as TV superstar Jennifer Aniston tied the knot with Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt. And just as Pitt was giving interviews to the glossies about how he doesn't want the Mrs to strip for the screen, he stunned the world with news of his hooking up with Angelina Jolie. The Pitt-Aniston marriage lasted for five years.

  • Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian: Kim filed for divorce 72 days after her USD 10 million wedding on August 20, 2011, to Kris. In an interview later, Humphries claimed he knew Kim was cheating on him with Kanye West.

  • Britney Spears and Kevin Federline: Spears married the rapper after a much-publicised romance in 2004. The marriage ended by 2006 when Spears filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. This was followed by a lengthy legal battle over the custody of their two kids.

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First Published: 03 June, 2018 19:00 IST