By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
With the marriages ending after a long span of 5-10 years and relationships becoming a synonym to ‘fickle’, it seems like love comes with an expiry date these days and not every story has a ‘happily ever after’ ending. After Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan, Raghu Ram-Sugandha Garg, Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani, Arjun Rampal-Mehr Jesia, Juhi Parmar-Sachin Shroff, another couple from the television world have decided to end their long-term marriage and it is none other than Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat. (Also Read: Sara Ali Khan And Her Abba Saif Ali Khan's Throwback Picture From A Wedding Is Father-Daughter Goals)
Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat briefly had their first meeting at a TV series shoot for Yash Raj Films, but they got to know each other while working together for the show, Maryada - Lekin Kab Tak. Ridhi and Raqesh instantly connected and became best of buddies. Ridhi and Raqesh took their relationship to the next level and married each other on May 29, 2011. But now, as per the SpotboyE reports, Ridhi and Raqesh’s marital life has hit the rock bottom as they are not living together and are even contemplating for legal separation.
When SpotboyE contacted Ridhi, she initially heard them patiently but then said, "I am sorry. I have to..." and cut the phone. When further probed to send a quote, she replied to the media portal, "You have no right to talk about anyone's personal life. Stay away." She also said, "No, we are not. You are talking rubbish. Please stop this." When the media portal reached out to her again saying that they are quoting her as, "We are fine", she replied, "I am giving you no right to write anything."
The media portal also contacted Ridhi and Raqesh’s close friends, Sargun Mehta and Asha Negi. Asha shared, "Ridhi is my best friend. I am sorry and cannot comment on this." When asked if she is aware about Ridhi and Raqesh's current status of marriage, Asha retorted, "Look, I am Ridhi's friend and I would know anything and everything, but I don't want to comment on this matter." And then quickly said, "I am not aware of anything."
When contacted Sargun, she stated, "I am sorry, I cannot talk on anything without having permission. It's Ridhi's personal matter and she wouldn't like it to be discussed like this. I will have to first discuss it with Ridhi before I speak to anybody." She added, "No comments. It's their personal space." (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Says There Is A Looming Guilt Whenever She Leaves Taimur At Home)
In a throwback interview, Raqesh revealed the foundation about their relationship and had said, “We are great buddies off-screen; I think friendship is the basic foundation of our relationship. Initially, there was no courtship happening, it’s slowly when I realised it. I used to talk about Ridhi with my sister, she said you are of a marriageable age and you have to get married someday so why don’t you talk to Ridhi. I said are you mad or what? But then I understood she was right. We took a step ahead and finally we got married when we thought it was the right time to take to the next step of life. It was a straight wedding without engagement."
Sometime back, Ridhi and Raqesh declared that they would never have children. Ridhi was quoted as saying, “Fortunately, we both have very understanding parents and families. They definitely want us to have children and we know that if we ever have one they'll be elated and will make the world’s best grandparents but they let us be and respect our space and thoughts. Like you know it is because of practical reasons, we'll have to leave the city to raise a child in the ideal surrounding. I see parents running and running because they have children. And what kind of world are children coming into anyway. So we thought maybe we'll adopt a child and give him a better future.” (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Talks About Taking Up Husband Nick Jonas' Surname, Says 'I Always Wanted To')
We just hope that it's a lovers' tiff and Ridhi and Raqesh reunite soon!