After 15 years of being married, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have decided to split.

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

In a statement issued, actor Aamir Khan and director Kiran Rao confirmed their separation after 15 years of marriage. The pair stated that they will continue to co-parent their son, Azad Rao Khan, as well as work together on the Paani Foundation and other initiatives that they are enthusiastic about. 

“In these 15 beautiful years together, we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives - no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other,” a statement issued by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao read.

Aamir and Kiran split "some time ago," according to the statement, and while living apart, the pair will "nurture and raise" their son Azad Rao Khan together. 

“We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together,” the statement said.

“We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about. A big thank you to our families and friends for their constant support and understanding about this evolution in our relationship, and without whom we would not have been so secure in taking this leap. We request our well-wishers for good wishes and blessings, and hope that - like us - you will see this divorce not as an end, but as the start of a new journey,” it added.

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