'Our paths divide,' Dhanush and Aishwarya Rajinikanth announce their split.

Dhanush confirmed his divorce with Aishwarya Rajinikanth, the eldest daughter of superstar Rajinikanth. They married in 2004 and have two children together.

On Monday, Dhanush confirmed his divorce from Aishwarya Rajinikanth. He issued a statement requesting that people respect his and Aishwaryaa's privacy at this difficult time.

"We have spent 18 years together as friends, a couple, parents, and well-wishers. The road has been one of growth, understanding, adjusting, and adapting. We've arrived at a point where our paths diverge... Aishwaryaa and I have decided to separate as a relationship in order to better understand ourselves as individuals. Please respect our decision and provide us with the necessary privacy to cope with this (sic)," Dhanush stated in a message on Twitter.

In 2004, Dhanush married Aishwaryaa, the eldest daughter of actor Rajinikanth. Yatra Raja and Linga Raja are their two sons together.

"No caption needed...," Aishwaryaa said on her social media accounts in response to the same letter.

Only your love and understanding are required!"

Dhanush was most recently seen in Atrangi Re, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has directed films such as 3 and Vai Raja Vai. Dhanush had previously appeared in three films.