Mumbai, June 11: In 2014 when Hrithik Roshan announce split from his then-wife Sussanne Khan it took everyone by surprise. The couple who lived together for almost 17 years suddenly decided to end their marriage and the media went crazy. Even after Hrithik-Sussanne got separated there were speculations about a third angle in their marital paradise. While the most lovely couple of Bollywood had always maintained that their sons were their first priority and had never spoken openly about the real reason behind the divorce. In a recent interview given to a magazine, Hrithik had reportedly confessed that it was not easy for him and said, “separation is worse that death”. Also Read - Sanjay Dutt Returns Home With Sister Priya Dutt From Hospital After Beating Lung Cancer | See Pics

There were also reports that Sussanne’s closeness to Arjun Rampal sealed the divorce deal between the two. Even on these reports Sussanne has been silent for all these years. Also Read - Sanjay Dutt Emerges Victorious In His Battle With Lung Cancer, Says 'I am Eternally Grateful'

Almost two years after the duo get separated, Sussanne an entrepreneur and mother-of-two has finally broken her silence in an interview given by her to a leading women’s magazine. She spoke the real reason for which their 17-year-old marriage finally turned into separation and why they decided to part ways. Read Also: (Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan spotted partying together?) Also Read - Aditya Narayan Makes a U-Turn on Neha Kakkar Wedding, Asks 'Is She Really Getting Married, Did Not Receive Viral Wedding Card'

“We had reached a stage in our lives where I decided that it’s better we weren’t together. It was important to be aware and not be in a false relationship. We are close (friends). We do chat a lot even though we don’t hangout together anymore. But above all, we are very committed to our children. We are respectful towards each other. When children are involved, it’s important to put our differences aside and protect them,” Sussanne was quoted by a leading magazine.

However, the couple got seperated but they still stand by each other when anyone is in need. A month ago Sussanne had came out in the open to support Hrithik when he was caught in a legal battle with Kangana Ranaut.