Karisma Kapoor's ex-husband Sunjay Kapur ties the knot for the third time!
The couple had an intimate wedding ceremony on April 13, and kept it all low-key because they "have been there and done that" before
On June 13 last year, Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapur were granted a divorce by a Mumbai family court. This officially marked the end of their 13-year long marriage.
But unofficially, their relationship was already over and they had moved on to their current love interests. Yes, that's correct.
While Karisma is rumoured to have found love again and is dating Sandeep Toshniwal, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company, Sunjay Kapur has gone a step further and married his longtime rumoured girlfriend Priya Sachdev.
Moving on, gracefully
The couple had an intimate wedding ceremony on April 13, and kept it all low-key because they "have been there and done that" before.
In an interview to a daily Sachdev revealed, "It’s all going to be very simple. I am just wearing a regular suit. My 10-year-old daughter Safira [with ex-husband, US-based hotelier Vikram Chatwal] is ecstatic about the wedding, but will be attending school on the day. We will be married by the time she comes back.”
She also shared that she had been dating Sunjay for the past four years, three from while he was still married to Karisma. She shared that she first met him on a flight and their relationship started with a friendship.
Jab they met!
“During the flight, we realised that neither of us was what our public perception had been made out to be. The barrier of those misconceptions came down and we kept in touch,” she said. Sachdev added, “Sunjay is an amazing human being and a very good father to his children. He loves them dearly. Both of us have never tried to instil any negativity in our children towards our ex-spouses.”
While this is her second marriage, this is Sunjay's third marriage. He first married designer Nandita Mehtani and then Karisma in 2003 and has two kids Samaira, 12, and Kiaan Raj, 6, with her.
"Lucky to have found love again"
As far as deciding on the wedding, Sachdev admitted that they didn't want to rush into anything because kids and ex-spouses were involved.
“We are both older and wiser and have been there and done that. Now, it’s all about responsibilities and work and being there for our children. So, there is going to be no drama. Work will continue and life will continue the way it is. Only I will be Priya Sachdev-Kapur,” she shared.
The newlywed also shared that the couple had gone through quite a lot and wanted to consider everybody's feelings before taking the plunge.
“I embraced motherhood and love my daughter dearly, so there are no regrets. My family and Sunjay have been my strongest support. I am lucky to have found love again. It took us a long time to come to this decision [of getting married] because there were children and ex-spouses involved.”
Helping children cope with remarriage
Even though it seems that the couple has moved on from each other, it did a long time for them. But such a separation can have an adverse effect on kids if not dealt with early.
We spoke to Anuja Kapur, clinical psychologist who explained how parents can ease the process of remarriage for their kids.
"There may be no tougher task in the world than to help your children cope with your divorce and a subsequent remarriage," she said as she listed the three most important ways.
- Be honest with them: Telling your kids the truth about what’s going on is paramount. Tell them why the marriage failed, but do it without badmouthing your former spouse. Admit to your own mistakes and faults that contributed to the failure of the marriage – kids see these things clearly anyway! Reassure them that it was in no way their fault. Tell them you love them unconditionally and you’re committed to help them through the difficult road that lies ahead.
- Protect your kids from negativity: Being honest with your kids does not require that you expose them to all the violence of emotion involved. Keep the negativity as private as possible.
- Your kids are not your spies: Adults have to learn to talk. If you have something to tell your former spouse, don’t ask your kids to tell them for you; tell them yourself.
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