A long statement was shared on behalf of the now-former couple announcing their split.
They said that they will continue to be ‘devoted parents’ to their son, Azad and they will raise him together.
47-year-old Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director who works in Hindi cinema. She is married to actor Aamir Khan in 2005.
In 2016, Rao and Aamir co-founded Paani Foundation, a non-profit organization working towards the mission of fighting drought in Maharashtra.
Aamir and Kiran Rao celebrated their 15 anniversary on December 28 last year at the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.
The statement read:
“In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy, and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect, and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other. We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together. We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about. A big thank you to our families and friends for their constant support and understanding about this evolution in our relationship, and without whom we would not have been so secure in taking this leap. We request our well-wishers for good wishes and blessings and hope that – like us – you will see this divorce not as an end, but as the start of a new journey. Thanks and love, Kiran and Aamir.”