Sarah McLachlan Splits from Husband Ashwin Sood

September 11, 2008 03:56:39 GMT

Revealing her pain in new songs, the singer didn't mention the reason that forced her and Ashwin to go separate ways after 11 years of marriage and two daughters together.

Sarah McLachlan, Ashwin Sood
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The 11-year marriage of Sarah McLachlan and her husband Ashwin Sood is over. Pouring out her grieve, she shares her feeling with fans in new songs. Announcing her separation from the Canadian musician, she publicly stated "I'm separating from my husband" adding that her songs "U Want Me 2" and "Don't Give Up on Us" tell about her personal turmoil dealing with the failed marriage.

McLachlan and Ashwin, the drummer in her band, have been married since February 1997. They are parents to two daughters; India Ann Sushil and Taja. The family currently reside in Vancouver.

"I wasn't planning on saying anything," the songbird told on making public her separation from the father of her children. She then continued, "but it's gonna come out at some point. I haven't said anything about it because I've been terrified to, but I figure ... there's no good time to say it, so I just said it."

McLachlan didn't elaborate on the reason for the split. She simply stated that she found the separation as "pretty gross".

Relating her failed marriage with her new singles, McLachlan elaborated that "U Want Me 2" is about "that really uncertain, confusing place at the end of a relationship when there's no communication or closure, everything's still up in the air and there's a lot of anger and sadness. It's sort of that working through 'How do we move forward ... with some dignity and grace." As for "Don't Give Up on Us", she claimed it as "pretty self-explanatory, basically just a plea to give it another chance and keep trying."

Both "U Want Me 2" and "Don't Give Up on Us" are featured on her compilation LP "Closer-The Best of Sarah McLachlan" which comes out Oct. 7. The video for "U Want Me 2", meanwhile, has been premiered on Wednesday, Sept 10.


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posted by singh bhagi on Nov 09, 2010
YEAH SARAH DESERVE SOMEONE BETTER THAN THAT SHAMBOLIC SOOD How dare he hurt her ? it is for the best dr bhagi
posted by heir lip on Aug 03, 2010
Several rude comments from angry women or happy lesbians, lol. How can any of you presume to know anything about their relationship?
posted by pixiewomyn on Jun 29, 2010
To think Sarah was probably feeling terrifed, as she put it, to let the world know about her separation for the very comments some people on here have left. It takes two to make a marriage and two to break one. What I love about Sarah is her unwillinglyness to point the finger. Instead, she chooses to express her interpretation of what happened into art. She has integrity and strength. I am grateful to be one of the fans that she trusts her deepest feelings to. Thank you, Sarah. Your healing and compassion is enviable.
posted by Grow up! on Jun 22, 2010
Being a gr8 singer doesnt necessarily mean she was a great wife...two very different roles one has to balance in life. Fame isn't everything to gauge one by.
posted by e on May 14, 2010
sarah is such a sweetheart, she deserved better than him. sad indeed.
posted by tom burns on Feb 21, 2010
their seems to be a lot of angry women defending sarah.i like sarah as a person but you would be better directing the anger in a more constructive way.
posted by sorry on Feb 13, 2010
today is 2/12/10 & i just watched the opening ceremonies of the Vvancouver olympics. Sarah performed & she was great, looked great too!!! as far as this story goes, she is in her 40's, creepy shallow men tend to leave their wives around this time. it's that male thing, i do not want to look at this 40 yr. old body anymore, i want young & firm. in other words, he never really loved HER, just loved her fame & cash. sarah, you are better off w/o sood, even if he stayed for a while, he would end up letting you down. Adia
posted by silverstreak on Feb 08, 2010
you just show by your cruel, unfeeling comments that you haven't heard anything this woman is saying to us.It's good to think that they'll most likely never reach SM beyond whatever barriers protect her from people like you.Be thankful that she bared her soul to the world and that anyone who's had there heart truly broken can know that they're not alone.
posted by zeusjoos on Jul 12, 2009
Now maybe she'll come out of the closet.
posted by GrammarNazi on Feb 03, 2009
It's grief, not grieve.
posted by wango on Jan 25, 2009
who are you to say? it could be the other way around.
posted by sillykitty on Jan 06, 2009
yea poor sarah, what an ugly piece of crap her husband is. and she stayed with him for THAT long? poor sarah indeed
posted by kimbo on Dec 19, 2008
poor sarah

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