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Rakhi Sawant’s wedding with Ritesh has always been questioned. Earlier it was because she had kept her husband’s identity hidden and now because of the appearance of his first wife, Snigdha Priya in public. During Bigg Boss 14, Rakhi had claimed that her husband was already married with a kid and she had got to know about it only after their wedding. And now, with Snigdha’s statements, everything is falling in place.
A few days back, Ritesh’s wedding picture with his first wife had gone viral on the internet, making people question his relationship with the controversy queen, Rakhi Sawant. In the picture, Ritesh could be seen wearing a maroon sherwani with a red safa, and his first wife could be seen wearing a red and golden lehenga.
Now, in interaction with ETimes, Ritesh’s first wife, Snigdha Priya talked about her wedding with him and their child. She said:
“The Ritesh you see on Bigg Boss 15 is my husband, Ritesh Kumar. Both of us are from Bihar. I got married to him on December 1, 2014. It was an arranged marriage. Initially, we lived in his hometown, Bettiah (Bihar), and in March 2015, we moved to Chennai. We had a child in December that year. In the seven years of marriage, I have lived with him for two-and-a-half years and it was nothing short of an ordeal.”
Sharing that Ritesh was short-tempered and had hit her for four-hours straight with a belt in the presence of his mother and sister, Snigdha added:
“He would often hit me, but the final nail in the coffin was the incident that took place on February 18, 2017, in Chennai. Things escalated to an extent that the violence was intolerable. He hit me for four hours with his belt, when his mother (Madhubala Devi) and sister (Vandana Singh) had come to visit us. I was taken to the hospital and from there, I, somehow, managed to go back to my parents’ home.”
Snigdha also mentioned that her father had later filed a domestic violence and assault case against Ritesh, his mother and his sister. She mentioned that for the sake of their child, she had tried to mend things with Ritesh, but in 2018, he left her. In her words:
“Ritesh came to pick me up eight months later and promised my father that he wouldn’t raise his hand on me. Since I didn’t want my child to be deprived of his father’s love, I decided to go with him. He was good to me for two months. But things started going downhill once again after that. In October 2018, he left the house to never return and even blocked my number. I couldn’t reach him at all.”
Snigdha recalled how Ritesh had then connected with her in 2019 and then had again left her. She also mentioned that Ritesh had got in touch with her three months ago and had asked her for a divorce. She quipped:
“However, in June 2019, he came to my parents’ home in Nawada (Bihar) and also lived with us for around 10 days. After that, he left and blocked my number again. A few months later, I sent him an email for the sake of our son, who was missing him. Ritesh connected with me and this time asked for a divorce, which I refused. Three months ago, he got in touch with me and asked for divorce again.”
Talking about her reaction to Ritesh’s entry inside the Bigg Boss 15 house as Rakhi Sawant’s husband, Snigdha shared that this is against the law as she is legally his wife. She concluded:
“I still can’t believe how he managed to marry a celebrity like Rakhi. According to me, it’s a lie and so are his claims of being an NRI and owning a company. How can Ritesh pose as Rakhi Sawant’s husband on Bigg Boss 15? He is still married to me. This is against the law.”
For the unversed, Rakhi had tied the knot with Ritesh in a secret ceremony in 2019 at JW Marriott.
Rakhi Sawant and her husband, Ritesh, were leading all the headlines ever since he had appeared in the controversial reality show, Bigg Boss 15. Rakhi Sawant and Ritesh's marriage has been in the news for many reasons. However, what had shocked everyone was when the latter's wedding picture with hisRead More