Shahid Kapoor's parents Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapoor got divorced when he was just 3.5 years old, told the actress herself to a leading website. In the interview, Neelima opens up about her life struggles after the divorce and how she coped up with things in her life. She also said that it wasn't her decision to get separated but things moved in that way. “ I would like to say that I didn’t decide to separate. It’s a fact. He moved on and it was a difficult thing for me to stomach but he also had his reasons. We had been friends for a long time. I think I was 15 years old when I became friends with him. He had very good reasons and I understood it,” she told the website in an interview.
Adding further, Neelima said that a breakup of a relationship is painful for both. She said “ When there’s a break-up, which is called divorce, it is painful for both. There was a lot of friendship and attachment but there was heartbreak. It’s alright. He’s very well settled with his family today and I wish him well.
But to keep her moving in life, the actress got a lot of belief from her son Shahid. "He gave me an insurmountable belief in life. I was young so I was able to do it again. It took time though, it took me about a couple of years, but then I was fine,” she said. Neelima Azeem also has another son Ishaan Khattar with her ex-husband. However, even they got separated due to some personal reasons.