After 11 years of marital union, Bollywood actress Esha Deol and husband Bharat Takhtani have officially confirmed their separation, marking the end of their journey as a couple. The duo, who exchanged vows in 2012, made the announcement through a joint statement, emphasizing the amicable nature of their decision.
In their statement, provided to Delhi Times, the couple expressed mutual respect and a commitment to prioritize the welfare and best interests of their two children, daughters Radhya, 6, and Miraya, 4. Esha Deol, the daughter of legendary Bollywood stars Dharmendra and Hema Malini, underscored the importance of privacy during this transition.
“We have mutually and amicably decided to part ways. Through this shift in our lives, the best interests and welfare of our two children is and will be of utmost importance to us. We’d appreciate our privacy is respected,” read the statement.
Speculations about the couple’s relationship arose last year after Bharat Takhtani was noticeably absent from family celebrations, including Hema Malini’s birthday and Esha’s own birthday gathering. The absence fueled rumors of discord within their marriage, ultimately leading to the confirmation of their separation.
Hints of underlying tension surfaced in Esha Deol’s parenting book, “Amma Mia,” published in 2020. In the book, she candidly shared insights into her marital dynamics, acknowledging moments of neglect toward her husband amidst the demands of motherhood and professional commitments.
“After my second baby, for a short while, I noticed that Bharat was cranky and irritated with me. He felt that I wasn’t giving him enough attention…I remembered the times when Bharat had asked me for a new toothbrush, and it had slipped my mind, or when his shirts hadn’t been pressed or when I sent him off to work without bothering to check what he’d been given for lunch,” wrote Esha.
Acknowledging her oversight, Esha Deol highlighted the importance of nurturing romance and prioritizing quality time with one’s partner, recognizing the need to maintain emotional connection amidst life’s demands.
With their separation, Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani join the ranks of public figures navigating the complexities of personal relationships under the scrutiny of the public eye. As they embark on separate paths, their joint commitment to co-parenting underscores a shared dedication to their children’s well-being amidst life’s transitions.