Popular Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi on Friday confirmed that her marriage with filmmaker Priyadarshan has officially ended. She says that the procedure a "real ordeal," and now she's relieved.
"My marriage with Priyadarshan officially ended today. We both have signed the final papers at the Family Court in Chennai. This has been a real ordeal," Lissy said in a statement.
Priyadarshan married Lissy in 1990 and soon after Lissy gave up acting. They had filed for divorce in March.
"In recent times, all celebrity divorces, from Hrithik (Roshan) and Sussanne to Dilip and Manju (Warrier) to most recently Amala (Paul) and Vijay all have been mutually agreed divorces. I am sure it also must have been painful to those couples but whatever differences they may have had, they all decided to respect each other," she said.
However, she says her relationship was the only exception.
"It was often fierce and uncivilised battle on and off the courts until a compromise was reached at the Madras High Court. Perhaps the ugliness of our divorce proceedings says all about the kind of marriage we have had. Anyway, I feel relieved now," she added.
Lissy feels this is the end of a long and often very difficult road, and it's time to move on.
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