The childhood sweethearts, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan tied the wedding knot on December 20, 2000. After four years of bachelorhood, Hrithik Roshan formally proposed to Sussanne, in a very romantic style. Once, the couple had gone to hang out at Juhu beach in Mumbai. While having coffee, Sussanne came across a platinum ring, that was a surprise from Hrithik for her, as a gift of love. Sussanne instantly accepted the proposal and they got married after four years of this sweet relationship. They were blessed with two sons, whom they named, Hridhaan and Hrehaan. Sussanne and Hrithik had a perfect life with a perfect marriage and perfect kids. They were known as Bollywood`s perfect couple. Unfortunately like many Bollywood stories this love story came with a surprise twist that ended in divorce.
On December 14, 2013, after 13 years of marriage and 17 long years of relationship, the couple decided to get separated. There were reports that blamed the model turned actor Arjun Rampal for the situation. Sussanne was said to have become quite intimate with Arjun Rampal. Hrithik said in a report that it was Sussanne who decided to get separated and put an end to their 17 year old relationship. His words meant that she needed a break from such a family life.
Thus, a mutual settlement was agreed upon. No allegations against each other. They appeared at the family court in Bandra. They arrived in separate cars, accompanied by their respective advocates, Dipesh Mehta and Mrunalini Deshmukh. They filed for divorce on mutual consent. Since, this was a case of mutual consent, no further complications are expected to occur on 31st of October, declared a senior official of the court.The next date that was set in the court is on the 31st day of October, 2014. In October, the estranged couple would have to visit a marriage counselor at the family court, presenting themselves once again in the court, after the completion of six months. This is known as the cooling off period, after which the couple will be given a chance to decide whether they want to reconcile or they want to stay intact to the decision of getting separated. If the couple did not have a change of decision, they would be granted divorce on the same day. Also, the custody of their children shall be decided.
The divorce dicission was taken a few days before Hrithik left for Florida to attend an awards show.While the whole country mourned in their decision of getting separated, the superstar and his wife stayed busy in their scheduled life. Hrithik has various films and endorsements to keep himself busy. Sussanne on the other hand, remains surrounded with various things, including her business in interior designing, to think about her divorce. Quite often she is seen to hang out with family and friends.
No settlement details got clarified immediately. It was known from some sources that in recent past there had been a settlement involving their two son`s (Hrehaan, seven years of age and Hridhaan, five years of age) custody and access. It said that both the parents will have an equal share of the custody of their children. They will have an equal say and role in their upbringing. Nothing specific could be known as Advocate Mrunalini Deshmukh denied any further reveals to occur. She also declined to comment further on the case. Both the children were kept far away from the situation. Their mamma and papa remained the same for them.
However, since the decision of divorce came across, the children were staying with their mommy, Sussanne in her flat in Versova. The Advocate, Dipesh Mehta declared that Sussanne would be given the custody of the children. Further queries were not entertained.
Hrithik tried his best possible to reconcile, but Sussanne was adamant to go in separate ways. It was the birthday of one of Hrithik`s sons, Hreehan. Hrithik presented himself to his son at Sussanne`s home in Versova. Much did he try to reconcile, but his wife hardly showed any interest. But, Hrithik didn’t give. Quite often, he visited his father-in-law, Sanjay Khan`s house. There he met with his sisters- in- law, Farah Khan Ali and Simone Arora to discus about his and Sussanne`s broken relationship, whether possibilities are there to patch up again.
Hrithik`s movie Kites released in the year 2011. It was learnt from the newspapers that Hrithik had been intimate with his co-star, Barbara Morie. But, in an interview, his wife had said that there was nothing abnormal between Hrithik and Barbara. Rather, she presented herself with her hubby in all the shooting sessions of Kites. She even became friendly with Barbara. Barbara was a nice lady to hang out with, declared Sussanne, the wife of Hrithik Roshan. But, later it was found that the growing intimacy between Hrithik and Barbara was the beginning of the end of Hrithik`s marriage.
It was also heard from private people that Sussane`s relationship with her in-laws was also in a tumbled state. She was not willing to stay with them in the same home. But, Hrithik did not want to get separated from his parents and sister, Sunaina. This brought about repeated clashes in their relation. So, one day Hrithik decided to obey his wife`s wishes and took a decision to buy a flat on the same property as Akshay Kumar`s. It was too late then. One day, Sussanne disclosed her views to Rakesh & Pinky Roshan, Hrithik`s parents, that she was leaving Palazzio, the family home at Juhu scheme with her children. Rakesh was shocked by her behavior. Rakesh said that Hrithik had been bearing the expenses of Sussanne`s Versova apartment. He claimed that a common friend was to be blamed for the situation that was going on.
Inspite of repeated efforts by Hrithik to reconcile, nothing positive worked out in their relation. Sussanne surrounded herself with more work. She kick started her dream project, The Charcoal project. Her interior designing in Mumbai is looking for expansion in other cities as well. She was also seen at the launch of her new collaboration with Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor, Bandra 190 in Mumbai. Sussanne henceforth limited her personal life to her work and project only.