By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Bigg Boss is one such reality show that tests your patience. Often people break and rebuild themselves in their journey inside the Bigg Boss house, and one similar moment of weakness happened with Bigg Boss OTT contestant, Raqesh Bapat. While Raqesh has been maintaining his class inside the house, his co-contestants are leaving no chance to poke him. And this time, the blows hit Raqesh hard and his ex-wife, Ridhi Dogra has come out in his support.
For the unversed, in 2019, Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat had announced their separation after seven years of marriage, leaving everyone stunned. Releasing a joint statement, the ex-couple had confirmed their separation. The statement could be read as “Yes, we are living separately. This decision has been taken with mutual respect and care for each other and our families. We are two best friends who may not be a couple anymore. But our friendship will continue as it always has, through thick and thin. Appreciate if no further speculation is made and heartfelt gratitude to everyone for all the love you have always given us."
In the Sunday ka vaar episode, Karan Johar had called Raqesh Bapat ‘spineless’ for not taking any stand or presenting his opinions. While Karan ended the episode, the word ‘spineless’ stayed inside the house and during a fight, Raqesh’s co-contestant, Pratik Sehajpal used the term, hurting the actor beyond measures. Raqesh started crying in front of Shamita Shetty and Riddhima Pandit, saying that his father was an Army officer, fighting for the nation, and what is he doing in the show! On his IG handle, a clip from the same incident has been shared, where Raqesh can be heard saying that he is the son of a soldier and he won’t fight for a wrong cause.
Raqesh Bapat’s ex-wife, Ridhi Dogra, immediately came out in support of him and shared that being loud and twisting words is considered entertainment in this world. She commented on Raqesh’s post, "By virtue of choosing goodness and humanity one is a winner. Being loud and twisting words and not letting people speak is unfortunately considered entertainment in this world. But there are some of us on the side of humanity. And that's what matters! @raqeshbapat."
In an interview with Zoom Digital, Raqesh Bapat had talked about his ex-wife, Ridhi Dogra and had shared that every aspect of their relationship is out in the public. Therefore, there is no need to talk about it again. He had said, "Everything has been in the open. The past, marriage and divorce, everything that happened, it happened in public."
On Ridhi's 35th birthday, Raqesh had penned a post for his ex-wife on his Instagram handle. Taking to his Instagram stories, he had shared a picture with Ridhi and had written, "Happy birthday Dogra!!! Shine always". On Raqesh's birthday, Ridhi had shared an Instagram story and had captioned it as "Raq Day".
For the unversed, Raqesh and Ridhi had fallen for each other during their stint on the television show, Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?