Team India batsman Shikhar Dhawan and his Indo-Australian wife Aesha Mukerji after eight years of marriage.
Shakhar married boxer Aesha in Melbourne in 2012 and adopts her two daughters from her previous marriage. The divorced couple has a son Zoravar.
Aesha made the announcement on her new Instagram account on Tuesday.
‘I thought divorce was a dirty word until I became a dual divorce. Funny how words can have such powerful meanings and associations. I experienced it firsthand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce, I was soooooooo fu @ kn scared. I felt I had failed and I did something wrong at the time. “ wrote Aesha.
‘I felt like I let everyone down and even felt selfish. I felt like I was letting my parents down, I felt like I was letting my children down, and even to some extent I felt like I was letting God down.
Divorce was such a dirty word. Imagine now, I have to go through this a second time. Woooahhhhhh. This is scary. Because I was divorced once, it felt like I was more at stake the second time around. I had to prove more. So when my second marriage broke up, it was really tight. All the feelings I felt when I first went through it flooded in. Fear, failure and disappointment x 100.
What does it mean to me? How does it define me and my relationship with marriage? When I first went through the necessary actions and emotions of what happened, I could sit by myself and see that I was doing well, I was actually doing well, I noticed that my fear had completely disappeared. The remarkable thing is that I actually felt much more empowered. I realized that my fear and the meaning I gave to the word divorce was my own fault.
So, when I realized that, I started redefining the word and the experience of divorce according to the way I wanted to see and experience it. ” she added in her Insta post.
Shikhar tied the knot of marriage on October 30, 2012 with Aesha. Aesha is originally from West Bengal, but moved to Australia as a child.
The 46-year-old Ayesha has been married to an Australian businessman in the past. With him she welcomed their first child in 2000 and called her Aliyah. Aesha gave birth to another girl named Rhea in 2005.