'I was always in tears'. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi opens up about her divorce

Vaikom Vijayalakshmi
Vijayalakshmi says her former husband was a sadist. Photos: Instagram | Vaikom Vijayalakshmi

Singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi who rose to fame after her song 'Katte Katte' from Celluloid became a hit has often hit headlines for her distinct style of singing. Apart from her professional life, the singer's personal life has also been a subject of speculation over the years. In 2018, Vijayalakshmi got married to Anoop, a mimicry artist and an interior designer. However, the couple got divorced in 2021, several months after rumours about their split had begun.

Now, the singer, in an exclusive chat with actor and politician Gauthami Nair has opened up about her divorce and the heart ache she suffered over the years.

The singer recalls how her then-husband would discourage her constantly. "He would always point out my faults and be very critical about me and my songs. He also put a lot of conditions in my career as a singer," the singer told Gauthami. She added that she only had time for tears as the man she married was a sadist.

She also states that Anoop separated her from her family, especially her parents who had always been the singer's lifeline.

"I couldn't bear any of that. I am someone who gave a lot of priority to songs. I didn't want to lead a life deprived of singing and happiness," she added.

Vijayalakshmi says it was her decision to go ahead with the divorce. "When you have a toothache, you try to bear the pain. But, if the pain gets worse, you have no choice but to remove it," said the singer.

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