South couple Kamal Haasan and Gautami have shocked the whole industry with the news of their separation. The duo were in a live-in relationship for more than 13 years now and this news comes as a heart-breaker for their fans. The actress announced the news of her separation with a heart-rending post which she shared on her personal blog. Titled as ‘Life And Decisions’, Gautami revealed the saddest part of her life to her friends and family and also called the separation as one of the most devastating decisions of her life. Also Read - Bigg Boss Tamil 4: Kamal Haasan Welcomes 16 Celebrities as Contestants

Gautami says, “It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr. Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life. It is never easy for anyone in a committed relationship to realise that their paths have irreversibly diverged and that the only choices in front of them are to either compromise with their dreams for life or to accept the truth of their solitude and move ahead. It has taken me a very long time, a couple of years at the very least, to accept this heartbreaking truth and come to this decision.” Also Read - Kamal Haasan on SP Balasubrahmanyam Health Condition: Can’t Say He is Doing Well

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The actress doesn’t blame anyone for the separation neither is she seeking sympathy from anyone. “It is not my intention to seek sympathy or assign blame. I have understood through my life that change is inevitable and human nature will define that change for each individual. Not all of these changes might be what we expect or anticipate but that does not, in any way, negate the very real impact of these diverging priorities in a relationship. This decision to set forth on my own at this stage in my life is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions any woman will ever have to make but it is a necessary one for me. For I am a mother first and foremost and I have a responsibility to my child to be the best mother that I can be. And to do that, it is essential that I am at peace within myself,” writes Gautami. (ALSO READ: Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan wish speedy recovery to J Jayalalithaa)

Gautami was recently seen as Kamal Haasan’s on-screen wife in Papanasam. She still admires him and cheers for his achievements in the industry. She further writes, “It is no secret that I have always been a fan of Mr. Haasan’s since before I came to the film industry and I continue to admire and cheer on his monumental talent and achievements. I have stood by him through all his challenges and they have been precious moments for me. I have also learned a great deal from working with him as costume designer on his films and I’m proud that I was able to do justice to his creative vision in those films. Along with all of his accomplishments to date, I know that there is much more to come from him for his audience and I look forward to applauding those successes.”

Lastly, Gautami justifies why she wrote this letter to talk about her split with the veteran actor. She feels that her fans made her whatever she is today and they have the right to know about this phase of her life too. Signing off her letter, Gautami said, “I would like to say that I am sharing this monumental happening in my life because I have always lived my life in your midst, with dignity and grace to the best of my ability at all times, and all of you have been a part of my life’s journey in so many ways. I have received so much of love and support from you through the past 29 years and I would like to thank you for the many ways in which you kept me going through the darkest and most painful times in my life.” (ALSO READ: Actor Kamal Haasan suffers leg fracture, admitted to hospital in Chennai)