Actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Sussanne are ending their marriage, a statement from the actor confirms.
The official statement read:
"Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. 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.
"I do not wish this news to disempower my fans and the people about the institution of marriage in any way. I am a firm believer in this institution and respect and honour it at the highest level...
"And once again I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health, my treatment is going well and I should be able to resume my life in every way very soon.
The confirmation comes several months after rumours of the couple splitting started doing the rounds.
Speculations started ever since the news of Sussanne moving into her parents Sanjay and Zarine Khan’s Juhu home, broke.
The rumours of trouble in the marriage were fuelled when Sussanne attended Rakesh Roshan's birthday bash with her mother and siblings and left with them.
The rumours gained momentum after the couple was not spotted together in public. Sussanne was also missing from all public events related to Krissh 3.
The couple has two children Hrehaan, 7 and Hridhaan, 5.