Actor Dileep's personal life has always been a hot topic in the gossip columns. The audiences and media celebrated every incident in Dileep's life, including his marriage with Manju Warrier, divorce, and marriage with Kavya Madhavan.
But now, here is a very shocking twist in the story. According to the latest reports published by Manorama News, Manju Warrier is not the first wife of Dileep. If the reports are to be believed, the actor has married once before he tied the knot with Manju.
Dileep had tied the knot with an Aluva-based woman who is a distant relative, before he met Manju Warrier. The couple was in a serious relationship for a few years, before Dileep made it big in films.
Reportedly, the actor tied the knot with her at the Aluva Desom Registrar Office, in the presence of his close friends and relatives.
Affair With Manju & Separation With First Wife
Meanwhile, Dileep was roped in to play the lead role in Sallapam, and he fell in love with co-star Manju Warrier. Later, the actor separated with his first wife, with the help of his close relatives.
Dileep-Manju Warrier Wedding
Manju's family strongly opposed her relationship with Dileep. The actress later eloped with him and the couple got married, on October 20, 1998. If the reports are to be true, Manju was unaware of Dileep's first marriage.
Separation & Divorce
Manju and Dileep separated after the actress allegedly found out her husband's affair with Kavya Madhavan. The couple started living separately in 2013. They filed for divorce in 2014, and it was granted in January 2015.
Dileep-Kavya Madhavan Affair
The rumours regarding Dileep-Kavya affair became stronger after the actor separated with Manju. However, the duo continued denying the rumours, stating they are just close friends.
Dileep-Kavya Madhavan Wedding
But, the couple surprised the industry and fans with their sudden marriage, on November 25, 2016. However, Dileep has always stated that Kavya was not the reason behind his divorce with Manju.
According to the latest reports, Dileep's first wife is currently living in the Middle East. The police team that handles the actress abduction case is currently trying to record her statements, in order to collect all major details about the personal life of Dileep, who is the second accused in the case.
Actor-mimicry artist Aby, who was a colleague of Dileep during his mimicry days, has confirmed that the team-mates were aware of the actor's relationship with his distant relative, and their register marriage. However, Aby has stated that he is not aware of the inner details of the marriage and divorce.