They had known each other for a very long time and their relationship lasted for about 17 years with four years of courtship and 13 years of marriage. Sussanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan were so solid that everyone thought they’d be together forever.
They have two young sons together and seemed the perfect couple. Naturally fans were shocked when the couple announced their separation in November 2013, a few weeks shy of their wedding anniversary.
Four months later the couple filed for mutual divorce. Apparently character differences made living together intolerable at some point despite every attempt by themselves as well as friends and family to settle their issues and remain together.
There were plenty of rumours as to why the couple divorced, but none have been substantiated. It may well be that they just couldn’t live together any longer.
It’s been claimed that Hrithik had affairs with at least two co-stars, which was based mainly on the fact that he had a lot of chemistry with both women. But Hrithik as well as the women in question have always denied the allegations.
On the other hand it’s been said that Sussanna has been growing awfully close to Arjun Rampal, another Bollywood actor, who has been married at the time the rumours made their rounds. Arjun’s marriage has been beset by divorce rumours in the past as well and a month ago it was even reported that he and his wife would be divorcing, though there doesn’t seem to be any truth to this.
The Sussanna and Hrithik divorce has so upset people that there have even been claims that the divorce was a publicity stunt. That rumour would have been laid to rest by now since the couple is most definitely divorced.
Neither party has really gone into any details as to why they divorced, but it seems that it was Sussanna who walked out on Hrithik. She was the one filing for divorce first and then moved out of their home. Hrithik also said on his Facebook that he would always love Sussanna and if it made her happy to live without him he would comply.
That sounds pretty sad.
When the divorce was finalized on the 1st November 2014, it happened in about 15 minutes and without any contention. In fact, it is said that the divorce was finalized without paper work and that the couple is going to adhere to the agreement because trust and respect compel them to.
Even their lawyers called it a most amicable split, one as classy as could be hoped for. Apparently there won’t be an alimony, though it has been rumoured that Sussanna wanted 400 crore initially, which is an estimated US$6 Million. The rumours have been denied vehemently by everyone involved.
Whilst the pair shares legal custody of their sons, it is Sussanna who has primary and physical custody of the boys. But apparently Hrithik will be able to see his sons whenever he desires to.
Hrithik had to keep fighting rumours that he is dating his co-star Kangana Ranaut, who also says she is currently single and not even willing to put an effort into a relationship, because her career is keeping her so busy.
Sussanna on the other hand has recently been speculated to be ready to tie the knot once more, but again it was Arjan who was part of those rumours. It’s not even known that Sussanna is dating anyone right now. And Arjan is definitely still married to another woman.