After Hrithik Roshan's shocking announcement about the split, wife Sussanne Roshan too has released a statement confirming the same.
Hrithik, on Friday stunned fans and the film fraternity when he announced that the couple had separated. "Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. This is a very trying time for the entire family..." [Read Hrithik's full statement here.]
Post the explosive revelation, Sussanne too released a statement and spoke about the couple's parental responsibility and requested the media and fans to respect their privacy at this critical hour.
"We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own individual choices. We are parents to two wonderful kids and our responsibility remains to protect and take care of them," read the statement.
"Nothing can change that. Would appreciate if we are given our privacy in such a time. Thank you for your warmth and concern for both of us and the family - Sussanne."
However, just as Sussanne validated the couple's separation, the Bollywood heartthrob, posted a heart wrenching message on Facebook calling the interior decorator the 'love of his life.'
"This is my greatest tribute to love. Sussanne is and always will be the love of my life for the rest of my life. If her smiles are brighter without me my love for her must accomplish that. Unconditional," read the 38-year-old's emotional post.
Hrithik and Sussanne announced their separation days before their 13th marriage anniversary, which is on 20 December. The couple has two sons Hrehaan, 7 and Hridhaan, 5.
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