'And they lived happily ever after.' While movies have romanticized the idea of being together forever, in reality, for some a happily ever after is to be seperated and be apart.
Taking a glance back at the actors who joined this year's ex-couples bandwagon - here's a rundown of celebrity couples that didn't last.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Aaliya Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui had a short-lived marriage with Sheeba before marrying Aaliya Siddiqui, and the actor reconciled with his ex-girlfriend Anjali shortly after their divorce. Nawazuddin and Anjali started dating in 2004 and married in 2005. After the wedding, Anjali changed her name to Aaliya.
On the other hand, their union was on the rocks, with Aaliya filing for divorce in 2020. Aaliyah's counsel served Nawazuddin with a notice on her behalf in May 2020, along with a slew of legal charges against him and his brother.
In an interview with the Bombay Times, Aaliya revealed the reason behind her divorce from Nawazuddin. And how she has been dealing with it for so long!
Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi
When Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi split up in 2020, their fans were heartbroken. They met on the set of Pavitra Rishta and became a madly in love couple. In an interview with Aaj Tak, Asha revealed her separation from Rithvik and admitted that she has no negative feelings for him.
Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Shaikh
As the year 2020 started, the shocking news that Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Shaikh were divorcing after eight years of marriage had broken our hearts. Aamir and Sanjeeda had been together for seven years before becoming husband and wife.
The Bombay Times announced that Aamir and Sanjeeda had preferred surrogacy and had given birth to a baby girl after reports that they lived apart in the media. Sanjeeda had mentioned adopting a child, but Aamir had only begun to see glimpses of his daughter, Ayra Ali after she turned one. According to a SpotboyE report from January 2020, Sanjeeda had moved out of Aamir's house in Lokhandwala and into her mother's house in Bandra.
Maninee De and Mihir Mishra
Even though they were on the same set, Maninee De and Mihir Mishra met at a mutual friend's party and fell in love right away. Maninee and Mihir fall in love at first sight, and they marry only a week after the meeting. The two had promised to be together forever in a private ceremony in 2004. But their 'forever' ended in divorce after 16 years of marriage! In an interview with the Bombay Times, Maninee revealed that she and their 21-year-old daughter from her first marriage, Dianoor, live in Mumbai, while Mihir lives with his parents in Pune.
Amrita Puri and Imrun Sethi
Amrita Puri of Aisha fame married restaurateur Imrun Sethi in a luxurious resort wedding. She is also known for playing Sushant Singh Rajput's sister in the film Kai Po Che! In 2017, Amrita and Imrun exchanged wedding vows, and in early 2020, rumours surfaced that the couple had decided to divorce. Amrita moved out of their house because the constant fights and arguments were affecting her mental wellbeing, according to a SpotboyE report. After multiple efforts at reconciliation, Amrita and Imrun had split up.
Minissha Lamba and Ryan Tham
When all eyes were on Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput's wedding on July 7, 2015, Minissha Lamba surprised all with her double wedding on July 6 with her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Tham. Minissha met Ryan in 2013 at his Mumbai nightclub, Trilogy, and the two decided to marry two years later in a private romantic ceremony. Minissha and Ryan had been married for three years before rumours that their union was in jeopardy surfaced in 2018. After a two-year silence, Minissha revealed her break from Ryan to ETimes.
Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan
Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan, who made headlines after they began shooting Imtiaz Ali's romantic drama 'Love Aaj Kal,' are said to have broken up in January. Sara said on the sixth episode of 'Koffee With Karan' that she wants to date Kartik.
Following that, Ranveer Singh performed the honours and introduced them at a function. From BTS scenes to birthday notifications to airport pick-ups, fans were enamoured with the duo's chemistry.
Sana Khan and Melvin Louis
Sana Khan's friendship with her choreographer boyfriend Melvin Louis ended in February after she soared to prominence after starring in Salman Khan's 'Bigg Boss 6'. She accused him of cheating and said that their relationship had deteriorated after they started arguing over trivial problems.
When shooting a video at Melvin's dance studio, Sana and Melvin met for the first time. Sana's 'Proper Patola' dance video went viral in a couple of days. They were reportedly approached for the dance competition show 'Nach Baliye,' but declined. The 'Silambattam' actress is now happily married to Anas Sayed.