Ridhi Dogra Reveals If She'll Give Love A Second Chance After Separating With Ex-Hubby, Raqesh Bapat

A few months after her separation with now-estranged husband, Raqesh Bapat, Ridhi Dogra poured her heart out about how life is treating her since then and if she will give love a second chance or not.

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Ridhi Dogra Reveals If She'll Give Love A Second Chance After Separating With Ex-Hubby, Raqesh Bapat

After Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapur, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Raghu Ram and Sugandha Garg, Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia, Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff, another couple from the television world have proved that not every love story has a ‘happily ever after’. In the era where love relationships come with an expiry date, marriages have become a synonym to ‘fickle’. Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat had shattered millions of hearts with their decision to end their more than half-a-decade-long marriage in 2019. (Also Read: Esha Deol And Daughter, Radhya Have Already Begun Their Christmas Celebration, Posts Pic Of Tree)

After a series of speculations about trouble in Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat’s paradise, the couple had released a joint statement, pertaining details about their mutual separation. A Hindustan Times report stated, “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.”

Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra

A few months after her separation with now-estranged husband, Raqesh Bapat, Ridhi Dogra poured her heart out about how life is treating her since then and if she will give love a second chance or not. In an interview with The Times of India, revealing how life has changed after separation, Ridhi shared, “Life has changed completely. Seven years is not a short time. We had pets. We had a family together. It has all disintegrated. But there is no bad blood or sadness. Raaq (her nickname for Raqesh) and I separated on very good terms. It is extremely important for us that we value each other as human beings. The dignity and grace that I deserve, he deserves as well. He is welcome to come over to my house whenever he is in Mumbai. In fact, he has to come and meet me whenever he is visiting Mumbai! We have the same set of friends.”

Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra

Even though Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat are not husband and wife anymore, she said that they are and will continue to remain ‘friends forever’. Ridhi added, “I know it’s hard for people to understand how two people can be so chilled out after separating. It wasn’t easy for us. But people can be incompatible; they can grow apart. It’s easy to choose anger and give in to ego. Both of us just wanted to rise above all this. We are there for each other as friends. Whatever he does in his life, wherever he goes, I’d be very happy for him. We all have people with whom we sort of lose touch but still remain friends. I don’t know about losing touch with Raaq, but I’ll definitely be his friend forever. We both got into it (relationship) together and we both got out of it together.” (Also Read: Smriti Khanna Confirms Her Pregnancy And Expresses The Feeling Of Baby's First Kick In Her Belly)

Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra

When asked if she will give love and marriage a second chance, Ridhi Dogra retorted, “I can’t go out looking for love. It will happen when it has to happen. Right now, I am happy focusing on my work. A lot of opportunities have opened up for me as an actor. At the moment, I would like to keep my focus on that.”

Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat

Ridhi Dogra concluded with a piece of advice for couples, who are going through a rough phase in their relationships, “It’s easier said than done. Everybody has his or her own journey. But I think in relationships, people should generally be more accepting of each other. Sometimes, we are nice to the whole world but we tend to forget the people who are closest to us. I am saying all this because I have done a lot of meditation, vipassana and have gone on a spiritual journey, which helped me understand my mind better and things like attachment, detachment, expectations and so on.”

Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat

On September 22, 2019, Ridhi Dogra had turned 35 and her now estranged hubby but great friend, Raqesh Bapat's heartfelt wishes for her that has totally swooned us over! He had taken to his Instagram stories and had posted two endearing pictures with crisp wishes written atop the pictures. While one image had said, “Happy birthday Dogra!!! Shine always”, the second one was penned as “Ride your life like a champ.”  (Also Read: Milind Soman's Throwback Picture From 2000s Makes Wife, Ankita Konwar Ask Him To Get Married Again)

Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat

Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat

Also, when Raqesh Bapat had turned 41 on September 01, 2019, his ex-wife, Ridhi Dogra, 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:

Raqesh Bapat

Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Bapat

Raqesh Bapat

We wish for, nothing but, happiness for Ridhi and Raqesh!

Images Courtesy: Ridhi Dogra
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