TV personality Raghu Ram and actor Sugandha Garg have decided to part ways after being married for almost 10 years. The estranged couple will file for divorce soon. “Our relationship has changed over time. Today, we might not be a couple, but we are still the best of friends,” says Raghu.
He adds that because of their respective professional commitments, they were spending little time with each other, which led to discontent, and eventually them drifting apart.
“The disconnect was bound to happen. The important thing is that we started off as friends, and we realised that if our relationship isn’t working, then it is best to stay friends. We have prioritised our friendship over everything else. I am happy about that, and so is she,” he says.
While Raghu has been part of several youth-centric reality shows as a judge, Sugandha has been seen in films like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) and Tere Bin Laden (2010), among others.
Even though they would have celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in February, the 40-year-old says getting a divorce was a mutual decision. “The time we spent apart was too much, and the time we spent together wasn’t enough to sustain our connection. It’s better to be in each other’s lives as friends instead,” says Raghu.
Ask him if the decision to part was a tough one for him to take, and he says, “It is not something we have taken lightly, and that’s why, it hasn’t been easy. But since we took the decision, it has been good. Right now, it might seem casual, but it’s not. However, I believe that it (the divorce) doesn’t always have to be acrimonious.”