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Hrishikesh Pandey, who has been featured in shows like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and CID, is a single father of a 12-year-old boy. The actor first time opened up on his separation with wife, Trisha Dubash. Hrishikesh Pandey and Trisha Dubash had tied the knot in a love-cum-arranged marriage in 2004.
Gone are the times when a couple used to stay in an unhappy marriage. Nowadays, a couple prefers to end their marriage when they are not able to understand each other. And that's what Hrishikesh and Trisha did when problems started popping in their marital bliss. In the year 2014, the couple had started to live separately and eventually filed for a divorce, which was granted in 2021.
Recently, in an interview with The Times of India, Hrishikesh opened up on his divorce. The actor shared that the couple had lacked compatibility. He shared, "With time, we realised that we lacked compatibility as a couple. We started living separately, as we didn’t want things to get ugly. I was quiet for all these years because I have always respected my privacy. I can talk about it now, as the divorce is through. Fortunately, there is no bad blood between Trisha and me. We handled our separation maturely. I am grateful to her and especially my in-laws, who have been supportive despite our decision to go our separate ways."
Hrishikesh further revealed that the custody of his son has been granted to him. The actor shared, "One of the main reasons for keeping quiet about my personal life was my son. I didn’t want him to read stories about my separation at such a young age. He is 12 now and mature enough to understand what we went through. Though it was challenging to balance everything and pretending to be a married man, I somehow sailed through."
Hrishikesh also talked about his bond with his 12-year-old son and said that because of his long shooting hours, he didn’t want Dakshay to be living alone in the house while he was away. So, he had gotten his admission done in a hostel. There were times when he would drove all night to attend the annual function at his school. The actor also stated that he shares a great bond with his son and he understands the rigours of his profession.
Well, we wish Hrishikesh, a happy journey ahead!