Team India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukerji have confirmed that they have decided to part ways. The couple announced that they are divorced now.
The couple entered the wedlock back in October 2012. Shikhar adopted two kids Ayesha had from her previous marriage with an Australian businessman.
Ayesha took it to Instagram to share a lengthy note about the pair’s separation.
“I THOUGHT DIVORCE WAS A DIRTY WORD UNTIL I BECAME A 2 TIME DIVORCEE. Funny how words can have such powerful meanings and associations. I experienced this firsthand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce I was Soooooooo fu@kn scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time,” Ayesha wrote.
“I felt as if I had let everyone down and even felt selfish. I felt that I was letting my parents down, I felt that I was letting my children down and even to some extent I felt as if I was letting God down. Divorce was such a dirty word,” she added.
So now imagine, I have to go through it a second time. Woooahhhhhh. That is terrifying. Being divorced once before already, felt like I had more at stake the second time around. I had more to prove. So when my second marriage broke down it was really scary. All the feelings I felt when I went through it the first time came flooding in. Fear, failure, and disappointment x 100. What does this mean for me? How does this define me and my marriage relationship?
“Well, once I went through the necessary actions and emotions of what had happened I was able to sit with myself and see that I was fine, I was doing great, even noticed my fear had disappeared. The remarkable thing is I felt much more empowered. I realized my fear and the meaning I gave to the word divorce was my own doing. So, once I realized this I started to redefine the word and the experience of divorce according to the way I wanted to see it and experience it,” she concluded,