Well, it’s officially been confirmed, Hrithik and Sussanne are separated.

The news sent shockwaves throughout tinsel town, as many deemed Hrithik and Sussanne’s marriage, as a happy and stable one.

Earlier this year, there had been many reports alleging that Hrithik Roshan was having an affair with actress and model Barbara Mori. This sparked rumours that the actor and his wife were to divorce. Apparently the ‘Krrish’ star is still in regular contact with Barbara.

Hrithik has now left for a vacation in the U.S. without his wife. There has also been news that the couple have been living separately for a few weeks now.

Hrithik Roshan and wife Sussanne Khan announce split
Hrithik Roshan and wife Sussanne Khan announce split

Talking on the announcement of the spilt, actress Preity Zinta and filmmaker Karan Johar have urged the media to respect the privacy of their friends, Hrithik and Sussanne.

The couples relationship has lasted 17 years and they had dated for four years prior to their marriage in 2000.  They have two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.

Karan, who shares a friendly bond with Hrithik and has worked with him in films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Agneepath, refrained from saying too much: “It is too personal to them and, therefore, personal to us. So, I feel very uncomfortable talking about, especially anything too personal to close friends on a national platform.”

However, actor Anil Kapoor is hopeful about the couple’s re-union in future.