MUMBAI: Danush and Aishwarya Rajnikanth got married when Dhanush was only 21 and Aishwaryaa 23. They are parents to two boys, Yatra and Linga.
They announced their decision to part ways after 18 years of marriage. Dhanush took to Twitter to announce separation from Aishwaryaa, the elder daughter of superstar Rajinikanth.
Dhanush wrote, "18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting. Today we stand at a place where our paths separate."
While the news came as a shock to fans, friends apparently saw this coming. Speculations are rife that hectic work schedule, coupled with Dhanush and Aishwaryaa's individual life choices may have come in the way of the marriage. A report on inidiatoday.in states, "Dhanush is a workaholic. Anyone who knows him can tell that he puts his work before anything else. There have been many instances when his work commitments - travelling between cities and outdoor film shoots - have taken a toll on his family life."
"There were issues in their marriage, so the announcement of them choosing to part ways hasn't really come as a surprise to those who know them well," says a source.
Under the condition of anonymity, another revealed, "The lockdown has helped them review their state of marriage and their individual expectations from it. Aishwaryaa is very much into yoga, exercise, and has also developed a spiritual bent of mind. Staying married may no longer be a necessity or priority for her in this phase."