In a shocking development, Indian cricket star Shikhar Dhawan and his Australian wife Aesha Mukerji has divorced after 9 years of marriage.
In an Instagram post, Aesha poured her heart out about the divorce in a detailed post, She stated:
“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 first-hand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce I was soooooooo [email protected] scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time.
“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.
“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 round. 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 relationship to marriage?,” Aesha further added.
Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukerji got married in 2012 after a couple of years of knowing each other and they had together a baby boy Zoravar in 2014.
“So, once I realised this I started to redefine the word and the experience of divorce according to the way I wanted to see it and experience it.
❤️Divorce means choosing myself and not settling and sacrificing my own life for the sake of a marriage
❤️Divorce means even though you do your best and try your best things sometimes do not work out and that’s ok
❤️Divorce means I have had amazing relationships that have taught me great lessons to carry forward in new relationships
❤️Divorce means I am stronger and more resilient than I ever thought
❤️Divorce really means whatever meaning you give to it.”
Aesha was married to an Australian businessman before she got engaged with Dhawan, She had two daughters from her previous marriage.
Earlier in the mid-year, Shikhar Dhawan led India’s white-ball team during the tour to Sri Lanka. He will be playing in the second phase of IPL 2021, slated to be held in UAE from September 19 to October 15.