Divyanka Tripathi, Ssharad Malhotra
Divyanka Tripathi, Ssharad MalhotraDivyanka Tripathi/ Twitter

After a bunch of rumours and speculations, "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" actress Divyanka Tripathi and "Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap" star Ssharad Malhotra have issued a statement confirming their split.

"The decision of calling off the relationship is mutual. We had a beautiful journey and the most lovely memories are helping us part ways cordially. Yet, it's a painful process and speculations only increase the pain. We request the media to be considerate. This is the final word on this subject and we won't be talking about what went wrong in our relationship. We believe it wasn't destined to last," they said in a statement to the The Times of India/ Bombay Times.

The couple first met and fell in love on the sets of "Banoo Main Teri Dulhann". The split came across as surprising as Ssharad had admitted to the relationship only last year saying that if he ever gets married if would be Divyanka.

"Yes, Divyanka is the one for me. I have known her for eight years now. So, there is a comfort factor with her. After all, a known devil is always better than an unknown devil," the TV actor told TOI. This confession reportedly shocked the gorgeous actress who then said they never discussed marriage as it made him shy adding that he was the 'perfect match' and she was looking forward to spending the rest of her life with him.

However, while the couple may have chosen not to talk about the apparent reason behind the split, a friend of the two spilled the beans. "Divyanka wanted marriage but Ssharad wasn't ready for it. Also, they failed to spend quality time with each other because of their work commitments," revealed the friend.