By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
One of the saddest reality of love is that it fades away! There are times you end a relationship for lack of understanding and lots of fights. However, gone are the days when 'exes can't be friends' notion ruled our minds. Nowadays, ex-couples are setting new examples for the Gen-X by staying cordial and respecting the moments they have shared in the past. And an exactly similar relationship is shared between television's ex-couple, Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat, who had parted ways last year. (Recommend Read: Javed Akhtar Reveals His Dreaded First Thought After Seeing Shabana Azmi's Crushed Car In Accident)
Last year, Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat had left their fans heartbroken when they had announced their separation after seven years of marriage. The couple had released a joint statement confirming their separation. The duo had shared a joint statement that 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."
Now, after almost a year, Ridhi opened up on sharing a cordial relationship with ex-husband, Raqesh after announcing the separation. Recently, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Ridhi was asked how she derives this strength to be this mature? To this, Ridhi shared, "I think it is very simple. I think everyone has their differences. But you know life is very long and when you get a perspective, which we all have, but we miss it when we go about our daily lives. This day, this moment is a speck in this very very big life. When you get that perspective, you are able to let go and move on and cherish the goodness." (Also Read: Sara Ali Khan Gives 'Main Apni Favourite Hoon' Twist To Sharmila Tagore's Song 'Mere Sapnon Ki Rani')
She further added, "If I degrade or take away the grace and dignity from the relationship, then I am saying that the seven years we spent together were rubbish which is not true. I have grown up as a person, there is a lot that I am grateful for towards Raq and it is always going to be like that. We tell each other’s family that we will always be family."
Ridhi also shared that she doesn't want to waste her time hating or being jealous, "Look at life, how fickle it is. So why would I not spend my time being nice? I am anyway not a person who gives in to hate or jealousy, so I don’t want to waste my energy doing that. I would rather be the best version of me (smiles)."
On Ridhi's 35th birthday, Raqesh had penned a special post for his ex-wife on his Instagram handle. He had taken to his Instagram stories and had shared a picture with her 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". (Don't Miss: Suniel Shetty Admits He Wants Son, Ahan And Akshay Kumar's Son, Aarav Kumar To Be In 'Dhadkan 2')
Well, Ridhi and Raqesh's are still giving us inspiration by staying cordial with each other!