A family court has dropped the curtain on Prabhu Deva and Ramalatha's 16-year-old relationship, as they have been granted divorce. As expected, the court delivered its verdict yesterday (July 7).
The court announced the judgement after Prabhu Deva submitted a request letter for an early verdict recently. On June 30, the actor and Ramalatha failed to turn up for the hearing. As a result, the family court adjourned the case till July 10. However, two days later, the actor submitted a letter to grant him divorce before July 7, as he would be going abroad.
As per the agreement, Prabhu Deva has paid Rs 10 lakh towards her permanent alimony. He has given her a house in Anna Nagar and two cars. He has also transferred a piece of land to his two children. They will be in Ramalatha's custody and the choreographer-turned-director will be bearing the expenses of their education, marriage etc. However, the ex-couple agreed in the court that they would not make any claim in future against each other on maintenance and property.
Prabhu Deva and Ramalatha tied the knot in 1995 as per the Hindu custom. It may be recalled that their divorce drama opened up after the choreographer admitted openly on his affair with Nayantara. Later, Ramalatha moved court requesting to restore her conjugal rights. In December 2010, they filed for a divorce by mutual consent.