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Sometimes, you might put in a lot of efforts into a relationship to make it work, but it just doesn’t fix! In times like these, you either try hard and fix it once more, else, you apply the ‘holding on sometimes, does more harm than good’ analogy and leave the relationship. Both have their own unique significance and one should use their wisdom to realise what’s good. And now an estranged couple, Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat found solace in being friends with one another rather being tied in the bond of holy matrimony and decided to part ways earlier this year. (Do Read: Ridhi Dogra Posts A Cute Birthday Wish For Her Brother, Akshay Dogra, Shares A Childhood Picture)
When the first-ever rumour about Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat undergoing a separation came about, little did we believe it to be true. It was only later when the duo came out in the open and confirmed the news of their separation with the media. With Raqesh and Ridhi having a zillion industry friends, they never made it awkward to be around each other post their separation. From partying together to she celebrating ‘Raqesh Bapat Day’ on his birthday, these two surely give a zillion goals!
Ridhi Dogra turned 35 yesterday (September 22, 2019), and an array of industry friends had wished this beauty. Out of the many, it was her now estranged hubby but great friend, Raqesh Bapat's heartfelt wishes for her that has totally swooned us over! He took to his Instagram stories and posted two endearing pictures with crisp wishes written atop the pictures. While one image said, “Happy birthday Dogra!!! Shine always”, the second one was penned as “Ride your life like a champ.” Here are the wishes:
Although Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat are no longer considered 'a couple', the duo is always encouraging each other and getting at par with their current circumstances with utmost grace. And hence, when Raqesh had turned 41 on September 01, 2019, his ex-wife, Ridhi, had taken to her Instagram stories and had celebrated ‘Raq Day’ for him! She had posted a series of pictures and different wishes for her estranged hubby on Instagram to mark the occasion. Here are a few screenshots of the same for you to checkout:
Now to share more details about Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra’s separation, post their official statement, the former was contacted by The Times of India, wherein he had shared that he and Ridhi will continue to remain friends with each other. The Saat Phere actor was quoted as saying, "Yes, Ridhi and I have decided to separate. There is nothing bad and it's, in fact, a positive one. We are in a good space even now and will be the same forever. We are great friends and will continue to be the same always. We married as two best friends marrying each other and the special bond will always be there. Our friendship will always be there." (Must Read: Madhurima Tuli Shares Full Details Of Physical Fight With Vishal Aditya Singh, Team Had To Intervene)
Raqesh Bapat had also added that it's just that the definition of love has changed now for the two of them. He had added that the vibes between them are very different after 8 years into marital bliss, "Sometimes there is no reason as such. Over a period of eight years, you get to know how someone fits in your life. So, there is no specific reason that I can point out to. The vibes sometimes just don't work. We still love each other, it's just that the definition of love, in our case has changed now."
Ridhi Dogra also had a word with the Bombay Times and she had said that the basic reason behind their separation is incompatibility issues. The Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak actress had retorted, "Raqesh and I were, are and would like to remain best of friends because that’s the understanding we share. There is incompatibility, and that’s about it. I don’t wish to make it dramatic or painful for either of us. We have very carefully and maturely tried to handle the situation and tried our best to not hurt each other or our families. We realised that we are better off as friends than partners."
Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat have separated and are planning for a divorce. Talking about the latter, Ridhi had shared, "We need time to figure things out. We are taking it one day at a time. There is no agenda. Everything will happen when it has to. Right now, the most important thing for both of us is to keep the dignity and value of what we have, intact." (Also Read: Salman Khan Cheering For His Ex, Katrina Kaif At IIFA 2019 Awards Has Gone Viral, Checkout The Video)
Here’s wishing Ridhi, a belated happy birthday!