Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia have been granted divorce by a family court in Bandra, Mumbai. The couple has been granted a divorce under the Special Marriage Act, and their two daughters Mahikaa and Myra will reside with their mother at their duplex in Bandra, reports Mumbai Mirror.
''After a petition for divorce by mutual consent is filed, their plea is scrutinised, registered and then, the couple is referred to a marriage counsellor to attempt a reconciliation. If that fails, the couple is given six more months to work things out. Six months later, if they are resolute in their decision to part ways and have complied with the terms of divorce mutually agreed to between them, a court draws up a decree of divorce,’’ it quoted a court official as saying.
Arjun and Mehr had been married for 21 years. They had approached the court to dissolve their marriage on April 30, 2019. Arjun and former supermodel Mehr had announced their separation in a statement in May last year. ''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,’’ the official statement read.
It further stated, ''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.''
On July 18 this year, Arjun and Gabriella Demetriades welcomed a baby boy and named him Arik.