When it comes to Bollywood couples, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu were definitely the hottest amongst the lot. The two met on the sets of the movie ‘Jism’ in 2003, which kindled their romance. Their relationship went strong for 10 long years and ended abruptly after the duo announced their breakup. The news of separation not only broke the hearts of their fans but also shocked the people in the industry, as everyone was waiting for them to tie the knot. Read on to know exactly what led to them parting ways and never contacting each other again. 

What Exactly Happened? 

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The separation came as a bolt from the blue, post which certain theories were doing rounds in the media, regarding what could have been the possible reason behind their tiff. 

According to a source, John had started taking Bips for granted and was not ready to take their relationship to the next level. Even after 10 years of dating, settling down was not on their cards anytime soon.

It is also alleged that Salman Khan too played a contributing role in their separation. Reportedly, John was deeply hurt that Bipasha Basu was desperate to get a film with Salman. It is a known fact that John and Salman never really shared a friendly relation. Despite public declaration that they are no longer enemies, the fact remains that they still despise each other. When John confronted Bips, she denied any such efforts by her, which made him more upset.

John and Bipasha both have their own and different versions of their separation. While Bipasha told TOI that their split was "definitely not amicable", John revealed in an interview that it was "very, very amicable" and that "there was nothing ugly" about it. 

"When we broke up, we spoke about it like two very mature individuals and realised that we were not on the same plane," John Abraham confessed. 

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Rumour Has It

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If the rumours are to be believed, it was said that Bipasha came to know that John was cheating on her with Priya Runchal (now his wife). There was no official confirmation regarding this rumour from either side. 

In an interview with TOI, Bipasha said, "Though no break-up is a good break-up, time heals everything, including broken friendships but cheating, infidelity and deceit are generally tough to forgive, and in those cases, real friendship is not possible." 

Later, in an interview with Hindustan Times, John clarified, "I know that break-ups stir up a lot of emotions and I can empathise with that. I come from a family where credibility and honesty have always mattered. Cheating and dishonesty, in any form, is not in my DNA.” 

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Excerpts From An Interview

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Confessing about how hurt she was, Bipasha said in an interview, "I felt abandoned. I was living in a *la la land* till then. Now sitting today I feel I was so foolish. During those nine years, I retracted from my work, pushed back opportunities, stood like a rock for the man I loved, did not meet people just to give that extra time to make my relationship work and then I realised that the thing I was working so hard for was gone overnight. It took me months to realise that it's over and I am abandoned. I went through a lot of pain. I used to howl, went into isolation, it hurt."

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The duo has moved on in their respective lives and found love for themselves. While Bipasha Basu went on to marry Karan Singh Grover in 2016, John Abraham got married to Priya Runchal in 2014. 

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