Kamal Haasan and Gautami
Kamal Haasan, Gautami part their ways after 13 years of living together: Senior actress confirms breakup news. Pictured: Kamal Haasan and GautamiFacebook

Senior southern actress Gautami has parted ways with Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan (Hassan) after living together for 13 years. The actress herself has confirmed this news on her blog.

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Gautami recently made headlines after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The actress is now back in news, but this time for a sad reason. She wrote a blogpost titled "Life and decisions" on November 1 2016, in which she confirmed the news of her split from Kamal Haasan. She also revealed the reason for the split.

Before her relationship with the actor, Gautami was married to businessman Sandeep Bhatia in 1998 with whom she has a daughter named Subbalakshmi born in 1999. She divorced Sandeep in 1999. Since 2005, she and actor Kamal Haasan have been in a live-in relationship. The couple, who met on the sets of Apoorva Sagodharargal in 1989, refused to marry each other, as they did not have faith in the institution of marriage.

In the blog, the actress says that their paths were irreversibly diverged and that she has been struggling to compromise with things for the last two years. The news about the separation is heartbreaking for her and she noted that making the news public is not an act of seeking sympathy or blaming the actor. Here is her complete blog named "Life and decisions:"

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.

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.

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.

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.

With love and regards,