Aamir Khan recently announced his divorce from wife Kiran Rao after fifteen years of marriage. Together they have a nine-year-old son Azad. Prior to this, Aamir had a 15-year long marriage with his first wife, Reena Dutta, before they legally separated in 2002. We did a little digging, and stumbled upon an old interview where Aamir Khan opened up about his divorce from Reena Dutta. And how Salman Khan helped him. During his appearance on Karan Johar’s chat show, Aamir revealed that there was a time when he wanted to keep his distance after having a bad experience with Salman Khan during the shoot of ‘Andaz Apna Apna’. Well, that changed when Salman stepped in and decided to help Aamir in his tough times. Aamir shared, “Salman came into my life when I was at my lowest. I got divorced with my wife. But later we bumped into each other and he expressed his desire to meet me. We met again and drank together and we connected. And it started out as a real friendship and it’s only grown” Earlier this morning, the two came together after the divorce announcement to send a video message assuring their fans that they were happy. And will continue to be a ‘dedicated parent’ to their son, Azad. Their statement read, “In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared the experiences, joy and laughter of a lifetime, and our relationship is only about trust, respect and grew in love. Now we want to start a new chapter in our life – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family to each other. We began a planned separation a while back, and now feel comfortable formalizing the arrangement, sharing our lives as an extended family despite living apart. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, whom we will raise and raise together. We will also continue to collaborate on films, the Paani Foundation and other projects that we feel passionate about. A big thank you to our families and friends for their continued support and understanding of this development in our relationship, and without whom we would not have been so safe to take this leap. We seek best wishes and blessings from our well-wishers, and hope that – like us – you will not see this divorce as the end, but the beginning of a new journey. Thanks and love, Kiran and Aamir.
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