Arjun Rampal, Mehr Jessia announce separation

Arjun Rampal, Mehr Jessia announce separation

The former couple said they may be embarking on separate journeys from now on but will always stand together as a family for their daughters Mahikaa (16) and Myra (13).

In yet another high-profile split, actor-turned-model Arjun Rampal and former Miss India and supermodel Mehr Jessia announced their separation on Monday.

Arjun (45) and Mehr (47), had been married for nearly 20 years – and have two daughters together - Mahikaa, aged 16, and Myra, aged 13.

In a statement, the couple announced their separation – setting to rest various speculations in the last two years. Of late, according to reports, they have been living in different houses.

"After a 20-year-long beautiful journey filled with love and beautiful memories, we would like to share, that all journeys have different paths. We feel that it is time for us to move on to different destinations henceforth. We have always been solid when it has come to us, we will continue to be solid for each other and our loved ones, as we embark upon a new journey,” they said in the statement.

"Both of us being extremely private people feel strange to be making this statement, but such are the circumstances of our lives. Where the truth can get distorted and lost. We are a family, our love for each other is forever intact and we shall always be there for one another and most importantly, for our children Mahikaa and Myra. We would, therefore, appreciate our privacy through this time. Thank all for their support. Relationships can end, but love lives on. We won't be commenting on this any further," the statement said.

The Arjun-Mehr split is one of the high-profile splits in recent times – the others being of Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora and Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna.