Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao Divorce: Amin Hajee says he knew about the decision, reveals the promise they made to him

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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announced their decision to get divorced after 15 years of marriage on Saturday. The couple issued a statement and informed that though they are separating, they'll continue co-parenting their son, Azad. The news came across as a major shock to their fans. Soon after the statement was released, Aamir's friend, Amin Hajee, spoke to a leading daily and said his wife Charlotte and he were 'mulled over the news'. 

"Frankly, we were prepared for this official announcement. It was very heartbreaking for us as Charlotte and I were the Best Man and Woman at their wedding. I feel that sometimes two good people may end up not being too good together. Me and my wife have mulled over the news and dealt with this emotionally. We are parents of two young girls who too are close to Aamir, Kiran and even Azad and we have to sensitively explain the situation to them. We told them their equation is still the same, just the (marital) status has changed," Amin told. 

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Amin said that he was aware of Aamir and Kiran's decision. "When Aamir and Kiran met us before to talk about their decision, Charlotte and I both heard them out. We were heartbroken, shattered and couldn’t control our tears. We have known them enough to know that when they have made a decision, it is the final one. We were sure they evaluated the pros and cons and then came to a mature decision. The two of us did speak to them but it was more of a conclusion from their side and we needed to absorb that. So finally Charlotte and I spoke to each other that this is something we needed to come to terms with. They assured us that while the official status changed they would continue to meet each other and nothing changes between them. Instead of me consoling them that day, they were only trying to console us. And I am glad they are keeping their promise. In the morning today, I got a message from Kiran. She shared a picture of her with Aamir and Azad from Kargil where they are shooting for Laal Singh Chaddha," Amin added. 

In a statement, Aamir and Kiran stated, "In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives - no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other. We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together. We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about."

(Source: Times Of India)

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