Marriage is not an easy walk in the park. We don’t always get the fairytale ending we all desire oh-so-much. Most of them are difficult to sustain long-term and unfortunately, some don’t work out in the end.
While parting ways isn’t always easy, several ex couples remained calm and took the high road after their split. From Syra Yousuf, Shahroz Sabzwari to Amir Khan, Kiran Rao, here is a list of ex-couples who have maintained a cordial relationship with each other after their divorce.
1. Syra Yousuf and Shahroz Subziwari
If there is one ex-couple that comes to mind when speaking about cordial relationships, it’s definitely Syra and Shahroz! The duo tied the knot in a very public affair in 2012. However, after eight long years of marriage and a daughter, the pair called it quits.
Shahroz later married supermodel Sadaf Kanwal. Shahroz and Sadaf are now parents to daughter, Zahra. Since then, the Babylicious duo has tried to remain amicable for the sake of their daughter. Syra encourages her daughter Nooreh to visit her newly born half-sister without any restrictions. Currently, the two are also promoting their latest project together, Babylicious!
2. Imran Khan and Jemima Khan
It’s been years since Jemima Goldsmith and former premier Imran Khan parted ways. They had two children together, who went on to live in London with Jemima after the duo’s divorce in 2004. Even after a decade, the couple’s healthy co-parenting skills continues to inspire many.
In 2022, a WhatsApp chat dating back to 2017 went viral on Twitter that showed a glimpse of the ex-couple’s connection. In the said screenshot, the What’s Love Got to Do with It? director sent doctored pictures of their son Kasim to her former husband, using FaceApp. The screenshot sees Jemima teasing Imran and him pleading her to stop. “Unfun,” Jemima had captioned her post.
3. Malaika Arora and Arbaaz KhanAccording to Indian actor Malaika Arora, her relationship with Arbaaz Khan has seen much improvement ever since they decided to end their marriage. The former couple tied the knot in 1998 and finalised their divorce in 2017. Currently, they co-parent their son, Arhaan, and are dating different people as well.
Speaking to Masala Magazine, Malaika said that she and Arbaaz have a better bond now. “We are far more mature. We’re just happier, calmer people. He’s a wonderful man, I only wish him the best in life. Sometimes, people are wonderful but they just aren’t great together. That’s just how it is. I would always wish him well,” she said.
4. Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
Sussanne Khan and superstar Hrithik Roshan also share quite a friendly relationship after their divorce in 2014. They are parents to sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan. In 2020, Hrithik also wished ex-wife Sussanne’s boyfriend and actor Arslan Goni on his birthday.
The two have also been spotted at many parties together with their partners, posing happily for the camera. The Krrish star is currently dating actor-musician Saba Azad.
5. Mahira Khan and Ali Askari
Mahira Khan opened up about her relationship with ex-husband Ali Askari in an interview with Fuchsia Magazine last year. Despite their split in 2015, the Humsafar actor claimed they both had great respect for each other.
“I think that Azlan’s father and their family and my family are on the same page when it comes to Azlan and even when it comes to me. If you’re lucky that people from both sides are good and looking at the child’s well-being and true happiness, then you forget the bitterness,” she shared.
6. Amir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, married for 15 years, announced separation in a joint statement in July last year. The actor married Kiran in 2005 and worked on several projects together such as Lagaan and Laal Singh Chaddha.
Even after their breakup, the two remain close and co-parent their son. Recently, the duo was also pictured at the Mumbai airport with their son Azad. Aamir and Kiran happily posed for the paparazzi at the airport.
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