India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and wife Ayesha Mukherjee announced their separation on Tuesday. Aesha Mukerji announced her divorce with Dhawan via her verified Instagram account.
“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 fu@kn 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?” Ayesha said in the post.
Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukerji tied the knot in 2012 in a traditional Sikh wedding. The couple had a baby boy Zoravar in 2014 while the Indian opener adopted Aesha’s two daughters from her first marriage.