Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan stand out as one of Bollywood’s most endearing couples, consistently captivating everyone with their remarkable chemistry. After a brief courtship, Abhishek and Aishwarya exchanged vows on April 20, 2007. Their journey into parenthood commenced on November 16, 2011, with the birth of their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. Despite persistent rumours about their divorce circulating in the media, netizens have recently surfaced pictures of Abhishek without his wedding ring.
Abhishek Bachchan seen ringless at various events
A Reddit user recently posted a collection of images featuring Abhishek Bachchan on the discussion platform. All the snapshots showcased the actor in recent public outings. The user remarked that in his recent appearances, Abhishek has stopped wearing his wedding ring, contrary to his consistent practice, accompanying the images. The initial photo captured Abhishek commanding attention on center stage at the Omega event. Dressed in a stylish light blue shirt paired with a matching jacket, trousers, and tie, he exuded a sharp look.
The subsequent image captured Abhishek at the special screening of Sam Bahadur. In this particular photo, Abhishek Bachchan shares a heartwarming moment with his nephew, Agastya Nanda. Sporting a stylish beige pantsuit, Abhishek appears alongside the dapper Agastya in the snapshot. The final picture is a screen-grab from one of Abhishek’s recent interviews. Throughout these images, Abhishek maintains his usual handsome appearance; however, the conspicuous absence of his wedding ring has become the focal point of attention.
And then the social media police came
Following the Reddit user’s sharing of Abhishek’s pictures on the discussion platform, the comment section was inundated with clever reactions from netizens. One internet user speculated, “They may be living separately but choose not to divorce. Consider Shweta; she remains a Nanda on paper despite her separation from her husband. Despite Abhishek’s alleged affair with another prominent actress, Rekha, they still didn’t opt for divorce. It seems that once someone in their family gets married, they don’t pursue divorce. It’s worth noting that societal perspectives on divorce have evolved since the 70s and 90s when divorced individuals faced stigma.” Another comment suggested, “Guys, they might follow the same path as Shweta did, living separately without pursuing a divorce.”
Another social media user responded to the pictures, stating, “He should divorce her and move on because she isn’t worth the hassle. Didn’t she kiss Ranbir in a movie while she was married to him?” Another comment expressed, “I adore Aish, but I wouldn’t mind Karisma being with Abhishek if he’s single.” The sentiment continued with frustration, exclaiming, “For God’s sake, in this day and age, people should pursue divorce if they desire. What the heck.”
Things which originates rumour
These speculations arise from Aishwarya making frequent solo appearances with Aaradhya, excluding Abhishek. However, the internet has a tendency to speculate and exaggerate, so its credibility remains uncertain.
Recently, during a social event on her birthday on November 1, Aishwarya was seen cutting the cake but refrained from eating as she observed a fast for Karwa Chauth. For years, it has been a tradition that Abhishek also observes the Karwa Chauth fast along with Aishwarya.
Abhishek Bachchan wrote a straightforward birthday message for Aishwarya
For Aishwarya’s 50th birthday, Abhishek Bachchan wrote a concise wish, fuelling speculation about their separation. On his Instagram handle, the actor posted a monochromatic image of the stunning Aishwarya, showcasing her breathtaking beauty with her big and beautiful eyes. Alongside the picture, Abhishek wrote, “Happy Birthday!”
Bachchan family missed daughter in law’s 50th birthday
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan marked her 50th birthday on November 1, 2023, alongside her mother, Brinda Rai, and daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. Notably, Abhishek, her husband, and other Bachchan family members were notably absent from the birthday celebration. This prompted netizens to speculate about potential disputes once again. However, a source close to the family, as per a BollywoodLife report, disclosed that the Bachchans commemorated their daughter-in-law’s 50th birthday in a private and intimate manner.
Abhishek Bachchan being the good husband
Abhishek consistently expresses appreciation for Aishwarya, acknowledging her role in raising Aaradhya in an interview with ETimes. He credits Aishwarya for handling their daughter’s upbringing exceptionally well, allowing him to focus on his work.
Abhishek emphasises the normalcy in Aaradhya’s life despite her family’s film background, attributing this to Aishwarya’s efforts. Despite Aaradhya being a happy and normal child, enjoying activities like playing, going to school, and interacting with friends, there is optimism that Abhishek and Aishwarya will soon appear together to dispel the ongoing rumours.
Abhishek work front
On the professional front, Abhishek, recently back in the city after shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s next, received acclaim for his latest release, ‘Ghoomer,’ which is garnering attention on OTT platforms.