Arjun Rampal and his wife Mehr Jessia are separating after two decades of marriage. The couple announced their decision to end the marriage in a joint statement.

“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.

“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 read.

Incidentally, it was just earlier this month that reports of trouble in paradise began doing the rounds. According to the grapevine, Arjun and Mehr’s differences escalated to a point that the actor moved out of their house and began living separately.

Incidentally, a few years ago, speculation was rife that Arjun’s growing closeness with Sussanne Khan had resulted in cracks appearing in their respective marriages. However, Arjun issued a statement and clarified that he was in no way responsible for Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan’s relationship breaking up.

According to reports, Arjun and Mehr decided to give their marriage another shot, and for a while, it looked like everything was back on track. The two, along with their daughters Mahikaa and Myra, reportedly went on several getaways and bonded like a family. Unfortunately, it was not long before the differences cropped up again, and this time, it was the final nail in the coffin for the couple.