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Marriages are always meant to be for lifetime and eternity but unfortunately, not all of them manage to last all that long and the two individuals involved in the mix end up going on different paths. Actor Hrishikesh Pandey, who is best known for his roles in shows like CID and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, as one would remember officially got divorced in March 2021 which was after he separated from his wife way back in 2014.
Pandey chose to not talk about it all this time but has finally opened up on the same in an interview with ETimes TV. He said, “With time, we realised that we lacked compatibility as a couple. We started living separately, as we didn’t want things to get ugly. I was quiet for all these years because I have always respected my privacy. I can talk about it now, as the divorce is through. Fortunately, there is no bad blood between Trisha and me. We handled our separation maturely. I am grateful to her and especially my in-laws, who have been supportive despite our decision to go our separate ways.”
The actor has been granted the custody of his son. About it, he says, “One of the main reasons for keeping quiet about my personal life was my son. I didn’t want him to read stories about my separation at such a young age. He is 12 now and mature enough to understand what we went through. Though it was challenging to balance everything and pretending to be a married man, I somehow sailed through.”
Talking about being a single parent, he said, “With my long shooting hours, I didn’t want Dakshay to be living alone in the house while I was away. I got his admission done in a hostel. There were times when I drove all night to attend the annual function at his school. We share a great bond and he understands the rigours of my profession. He also shares a great bond with his mother and her parents. Though I have been granted his custody, he is free to meet his mother whenever he wishes to.”
He concluded saying, “I still believe in love. However, I am not in a hurry to jump into a new relationship. I am happy and content."