Malayalam Actress Lissy Lakshmi Confirms Divorce with Filmmaker Priyadarshan

"My marriage with Priyadarshan officially ended today," said Lissy Lakshmi after signing papers at Family Court in Chennai

Malayalam Actress Lissy Lakshmi Confirms Divorce with Filmmaker Priyadarshan

Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi confirmed the news of her divorce with the popular director Priyadarshan. Lissy added the court proceedings for divorce were an ordeal for her and now she feels "relieved".

In her statement she said "My marriage with Priyadarshan officially ended today. We both have signed the final papers at the Family Court in Chennai. This has been a real ordeal,".

She took the opportunity to talk about recent celebrity divorces saying "In recent times, all celebrity divorces, from Hrithik (Roshan) and Sussanne to Dilip and Manju Warrier to most recently Amala (Paul) and Vijay all have been mutually agreed divorces. I am sure it also must have been painful to those couples but whatever differences they may have had, they all decided to respect each other,".

Soon after she spoke about divorced couple having respect for each other, she gave an insight into how nasty the situations had become between herself and her husband, Priyadarshan "It was often fierce and uncivilised battle on and off the courts until a compromise was reached at the Madras High Court. Perhaps the ugliness of our divorce proceedings says all about the kind of marriage we have had. Anyway, I feel relieved now,".

Lizzy also conveyed her thanks to her family, friends and close kin for their support and "kind words".

She also thanked the media for saying kind words about her.

Priyadarshan and Lizzy Lakshmi, then a leading actress in Malayalam, had tied the knot in 1990 Soon after her marriage, she decided to back out from the Malayalam film industry.

After 24 years of marriage and due to the rising tensions in their relationship, the celebrity couple filed for a divorce this year in March. The former couple had parted ways and were living separately since. On Friday, Lakshmi confirmed their divorce, saying that now she is herself relieved and legally over, between her and Priyadarshan.