Not every love story has a happy ending. The Indian cricket fans were left shocked after the news of Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and his wife Ayesha Mukherjee’s divorce came out. And ever since the news of their divorce has come out, Shikhar and Ayesha have been trending on social media. They have become one of the most talked-about personalities on social media. While everyone knows Shikhar Dhawan very closely but fans are curious to know about Ayesha Mukherjee.
Ayesha Mukherjee is an Anglo-Indian and was born in West Bengal. She was only 8-years-old when she moved to Australia with her family. She is a trained kickboxer and a sports fanatic and in fact, it was her love for sports that attracted her to the Indian opener.
But before Shikhar Dhawan, Ayesha was married to an Australian businessman. In 2000, they welcomed their first child and named her Aliyah. In 2005, they welcomed another daughter and named her Rhea. However, the couple the problems cropped up in their married life after which Ayesha and her then-husband decided to end their married life.
Later, Ayesha met Shikhar Dhawan on Facebook, and with the help of their mutual friend Harbhajan Singh, both of them started talking to each other, and soon, they fell in love. The couple tied the knot in 2012 in a traditional Sikh wedding and Dhawan adopted Ayesha’s daughters happily. They were blessed with a baby boy Zoravar in 2014.
However, the beautiful love story has now taken an ugly turn as Ayesha recently confirmed her divorce by taking on social media. The sources closed to them also confirmed the developments to ANI. In a long post, Ayesha expressed her emotions and the mental breakdown she has been going through. She wrote:
“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?”
“Well, once I went through the necessary actions and emotions of what had happened I was able to sit with myself and see that I was fine, I was actually doing great, even noticed my fear had totally disappeared. The remarkable thing is I actually felt much more empowered. I realised my fear and the meaning I gave to the word divorce was my own doing. 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,”
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