Soundarya Rajinikanth has admitted that her marriage with industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar is heading for a divorce. She has also requested people to respect their privacy.

"News about my marriage is true. We have been separated for over a year & divorce talks are on. I request all to respect my family's privacy," Soundarya Rajinikanth tweeted. The buzz is that attempts by family members to solve the issues have apparently failed following which the couple is said to be getting ready to end their relationship.

Rajinikanth had recently tried to broker peace between the couple. But Soundarya is not willing to compromise, reported Deccan Chronicle

Soundarya and Ashwin have a son named Ved, who was born on May 6, 2015. The couple had tied the knot in a grand event in 2010 with approval from family elders, following a courtship period of two years. The wedding was the talk of the town as celebrities from all the leading film industries attended the event. 

However, rumours of trouble in Soundarya Rajinikanth's marriage have been doing the rounds for a while as she was not seen with her husband at public places. The speculations grew stronger after she promoted her father's "Kabali" with her sibling Aishwarya and brother-in-law Dhanush and not with Ashwin. 

Also, the actress, who is active on social media, used to share family moments with Ashwin earlier. But followers noticed that while she was posting updates about her son and other members of the family, she avoided mentioning her husband. 

Soundarya Rajinikanth first got associated with the film industry as a graphic designer and later turned producer with Venkat Prabhu's "Goa." She also made her directorial debut with "Kochadaiiyaan." But the films bombed at the box office. 

This is the second celebrity marriage in Kollywood to head for divorce in the recent times, after AL Vijay and Amala Paul.