“‘Till death do us part” is usually the general idea when two people set off to spend the rest of their lives together. Getting hitched is serious stuff, and both parties have to do their part to make a marriage work, but throw being a celebrity into the mix, and you have yourself a brand new set of problems.
There aren’t very high expectations of celebrity marriages. That’s because there have been many celebrity couples who got married on a whim only to divorce in less than a year.
A-listers are always on the go, an overload of different projects seems to be the norm, and for some power couples, making time for the whole marriage thing just isn’t in the cards.
Let’s take a closer look at some celebs who are still married but seemingly living separate lives.
1- Pulkit Samrat – Shweta Rohira
Actor Pulkit Samrat got married to Salman Khan’s rakhi sister, Shweta Rohira, in November 2014. The cracks in Pulkit-Shweta marriage began to appear in a few months after their big fat Punjabi wedding. The marriage of the young couple ended on a bitter note merely after a year of tying the nuptial knot. There was a lot of blame-game involved behind this separation and finally, they parted ways from each other in 2016. Shweta refused to divorce her actor husband Pulkit.
2- Sangeeta Bijlani – Mohammad Azharuddin
The former Bollywood actress tied the knot with the star cricketer in 1996 but the couple called-off their marriage in 2010 after 14-years. So Sangeeta Bijlani-Mohammad Azharuddin mutually separated and afterwards signed the divorce papers without any hullabaloo.
3- Gulzar – Raakhee
This couple of yesteryear’s glitter and dreams has been living away from each other for years now. The lyricist married actress Rakhee in 1973. She was already a divorced woman, though. Their separation allegedly happened when Gulzar cast Sharmila Tagore in a film instead of Rakhee and the couple got separated finally.
4- Sandip Soparrkar – Jesse Randhawa
Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and his model wife, Jesse Randhawa tied the knot in the year 2009 after dating almost 5 years. The couple broke everyone’s heart when they announce their separation in 2016 after being in the holy bliss of matrimony for almost seven years. The couple even participated in the famous show, “Power Couple”.
Sandip and Jesse have released an official joint statement regarding their separation which read,
“We both, Jesse Randhawa and Sandip Soparrkar have decided to live separately for a while, we are taking time off from each other to figure things out between us and to know which path we wish to choose in life. We have had a wonderful, memorable and a beautiful relationship for the past 11 years, out of which 5 years we were dating and the rest we spent as a married couple. But now we have decided to only dance together as we both share the same love for the art, we are as of now been living separately to find our paths and goals in life. We request the media to please respect our privacy regarding the same and give us our personal space and not speculate the reason behind our separation. Thank you, Jesse Randhawa and Sandip Soparrkar.”
5- Randhir Kapoor – Babita
Randhir Kapoor and Babita’s love story was just like a fairy tale but without a happy ending. One of the most iconic jodis of Bollywood, Randhir and Babita were madly in love when they tied the knot. Babita accepted Kapoor clan’s norm to quit the glamour world after marriage and focused on her married life, but Randhir’s alleged alcoholism and laid back attitude towards his career did not go down too well with actress. The couple decided to part ways after Kareena’s birth but claim they never had space for anyone else in their lives. Post separation, they go together for the social gathering.
6- Mahima Chaudhary – Bobby Mukherjee
Mahima Chaudhary got married to the already divorced architect, Bobby Mukherjee in 2006. Their hush hush wedding was steady until 2011 when reports came that the couple are staying separately due to incompatibility and differences. Mahima and Bobby only separated and carried on with their own lives post separation.
7- Vivian Dsena – Vahbiz Dorabjee
One of the most-loved television couple; Vahbiz Dorabjee and Vivian Dsena tied the knot in 2013. But soon reports about their marriage hitting a rocky patch and the two taking break from each other was doing rounds. The two were living separately for quite some time now and were trying to sort their differences out. But, seems like destiny had other nasty plans for them. The problems grew to such an extent that the couple has decided to part ways on a cordial term.
8- Kiran Karmarkar – Rinku Dhawan
After being together for 15 years, they decided to separate because of unresolved differences as they believe it is better than living in constant acrimony. The decision is amicable and their priority was their teenager son. Kiran and Rinku met on the sets of ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’. Their friendship blossomed into love.
9- Avinash Sachdev – Shalmalee Desai
Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai tied the knot in 2015 but after two years there were reports that their marriage had hit a rough patch. The duo had admitted that they were facing compatibility issues, which their families were trying to sort out. When asked if the issues between him and Shalmalee had been resolved, Avinash said,
“No. I don’t have a clue about what’s happening in my marriage. Our families have been trying for a patch-up, but there has been no progress so far. I want to focus only on my work for now. I don’t know if Shalmalee and I will get back together, or we will separate forever. I am hoping that whatever happens, will happen in our best interests.”
10- Piyush Sahdev – Akangsha Rawat
Piyush and Akangsha were facing issues in their married life. While talking about the separation, the actor said, “Yes, we are getting divorced. We are currently seperated amd having been living apart since last three months.”
When asked about the reasons, behind his relationship going kaput, Piyush stated, “Our reason of parting ways now is that we both think very differently. Our lifestyle and ways of living are really different. We’ve always had problems because of this and were about to separate earlier but then eventually got back together thinking we’ll cope up but now we’re utterly sure that we can’t spend the rest of our lives this way.”
11- Arjun Rampal – Mehr Jesia
Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia, the couple who was counted amongst the most compatible and perfect couples too parted ways. Arjun married Mehr in 1998 and on 28 May 2018, the couple announced their separation in a joint statement after 20 years of marriage.
The statement that was released read:
“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.”