The top British film director behind “Darkest Hour,” Joe Wright, and his wife, Anoushka Shankar, have parted ways, Page Six has revealed in an exclusive report.
Married for seven years, the couple have two kids: Zubin (aged six) and Mohan (aged two).
Shankar shared a cryptic post on her Facebook page at the end of 2017 that could’ve been a veiled reference to her marriage.
“I’m ending this year full of gratitude. There’s been a lot of pain, and yet I still have the greatest gifts I could have asked for: my two beautiful sons and the incredible opportunity for growth being their mother gives me; the chance to express myself creatively and connect to other souls through music; and relationships that carry me through the hardest times and are genuinely worth living and dying for,” the British Indian sitarist and composer wrote Dec. 29.
She followed that up with yet another post sending the same message, and hinted that her breakup could be the subject of her next album. “I said I loved you, and you heard me say you were not enough...you asked me to hold you tighter, and I heard you say I was not enough...how could we be enough for each other when we were never enough for ourselves? - new album idea scribblings,” she wrote.
Just a few months earlier, in August, Shankar had posted a happy photo of the two. She captioned the photo: “#flashbackfriday Exactly seven years ago, my wonderful husband asked me to marry him. It was all perfectly romantic, until my first morning sickness symptoms kicked in and I proceeded to vomit for the rest of the day. This photo was taken a few weeks beforehand, on the day we found out we were having a baby.”
A representative for Wright exclusively told Page Six in a statement from the couple, “I can confirm that Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar recently ended their marriage. All parties are committed to the welfare and happiness of their two beautiful children and ask that their privacy be respected. No further comments will be made on this matter.”
The two wed at an intimate ceremony in London in 2010 with friends and family in attendance.