By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Social media has been buzzing with the sudden divorce announcement of Atrangi Re actor, Dhanush and South sensation, Rajnikanth’s daughter, Aishwaryaa. After dating for six months, Dhanush and Aishwaryaa had tied the knot in a Tamil wedding on November 18, 2004. They are blessed with two sons, Yatra Raja, and Linga Raja. While their marriage had seen a few ups and downs, their separation after 18 years of married life has stunned their fans to the core.
On the night of January 17, 2022, Aishwarya R Dhanush and Dhanush’s fans were taken aback when the star couple had shared a long note, announcing their separation on their respective social media handles. They had expressed their feelings in their separation note and had asked people to give them privacy to deal with this. Their note could be read as:
"18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting... Today we stand at a place where our paths separate... Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do Respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this."
Well, with Aishwaryaa’s last post for her now ex-husband, Dhanush, nobody could guess the turmoil they were dealing with as she had shared her ‘proud wife’ moment. On the 67th National Film Awards, Rajinikanth was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his immense contribution to the Indian film industry. On the other hand, Dhanush had bagged the Best Actor award for his stellar performance in Asuran. It was a proud moment for Aishwaryaa when her father and her husband were bestowed with prestigious awards. Taking to her IG handle on October 25, 2021, Aishwaryaa had shared two photos, one of her father and her husband and one with them. Along with the pictures, she had captioned her post as:
“They are mine … and this is history #prouddaughter #proudwife.”
While everyone is aware of Dhanush and Aishwaryaa’s love life, not many know about his alleged extramarital affair with Shruti Haasan that had reportedly set his wedding on fire. In 2011, Dhanush's wife, Aishwaryaa, had decided to make her directorial debut with the romantic thriller, 3, in which she had cast her husband opposite her childhood friend, Shruti Haasan. During the movie's filming, reports were rife that Dhanush and Shruti were romantically involved with each other. Some unconfirmed sources had also stated that Dhanush and Aishwaryaa's marital life was on the verge of collapse after his extramarital affair with Shruti.
However, all the reports had rested after Dhanush's wife and Shruti's childhood friend, Aishwaryaa, had addressed the speculations about their brewing romance. During an interaction with the media, Aishwaryaa had clearly stated that all the things that have been said about Dhanush and Shruti in the media are completely baseless and hold no grounds.
We wish Dhanush and Aishwaryaa a happy life ahead!