"I eloped with him in the middle of the night."
Actor-producer Sohail Khan and his wife Seema Khan were spotted at the family court in Bandra, Mumbai on May 13, 2022.
According to reports, Sohail and Seema are separating after nearly 24 years together.
The couple married in 1998, and have two children together, Nirvaan and Yohan.
Reports say that Sohail, who is the younger brother of Bollywood star Salman Khan, and Seema, who is one of the stars of Karan Johar’s Netflix show, The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, were friendly towards each other during their court appearance.
The two were photographed leaving the court separately.
While Sohail was seen with his entourage, including bodyguards, Seema left the court premises alone.
On the show, The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, it was revealed that Seema and Sohail Khan, who eloped and tied the knot two decades ago, no longer lived together.
Speaking of their unconventional marriage, Seema said: “Sohail and I are not a conventional marriage but we are a family.
“We are a unit. For us, he and I and our children matter at the end of the day.”
On the OTT show, Seema was forthright about her unconventional situation, candidly admitting that one can meander and go in different directions while remaining a happy, family unit.
Seema Khan added: “It’s just that sometimes when you grow older, your relationship meanders and goes into different directions.
“I make no apologies about it because we are happy and my kids are happy.”
A source close to the couple said: “The decision was taken at the last minute and no one was informed.
“They both decided to keep the decision private and file for a divorce. They have been living separately for the past few years.”
Seema later stated: “I was a SOBO girl who got married to this man from Bollywood.
“We had quite this whirlwind, mad, romantic kind of wedding because I eloped with him in the middle of the night.
“I met him when I was very young, and I also had Nirvaan when I was very young.”
It was on the sets of Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Kajol’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya that Sohail and Seema met for the first time.
Delhi-based Seema had shifted to Mumbai to pursue a career in fashion design Soon after, they started dating.
Seema’s family was against her and Sohail’s relationship.
Despite the refusal, the former couple eloped and allegedly got married at an Arya Samaj wedding. In the evening on the same day, they had a nikkah ceremony.
However, both Seema and Sohail’s families accepted their relationship and marriage. They later welcomed sons Nirvaan in 2000 and Yohan in 2011.