Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist boxer Lovlina Borgohain has reportedly filed for a divorce petition in a family court in Guwahati against her husband, Nabanit Goswami of Jorhat, whom she married in 2018 after a long time relationship.
While the reason for the divorce is not yet known, the Assam pugilist posted a video on her Facebook page. In the video, Lovlina could be seen breaking down in tears because she feels her divorce story was published in the media in a 'miscalculated' way.
The 24-year-old clarified that she and her partner had signed a legal agreement for assuring allegiance towards each other as they both stayed away due to their profession.
She explained that she was in a relationship with this person, whom she met in 2018. To make sure they don't feel insecure due to the distance, Lovlina decided to sign an agreement with him. She mentioned that this agreement was like a court marriage but none of them went to the court or any official to consider the agreement as a wedding. This agreement was signed as a security bond while both of them were away and hence, they'll wait for their marriage until their parents get them married.
Lovlina said they never shared a husband-wife relationship but mostly talked to each other over phone calls as she stayed in Delhi for her training.
She added that they fell out of love due to her stress of the game at the time of the Olympics and COVID-19 and her partner's profession and lost contact.
However, their families were not aware of the agreement because both of them didn't want to their parents to worry. Lovlina's parents were already tensed because of the big games she fought and her elder sister wasn't married yet. So, they never told them about it and never acted like husband and wife (rather they were lovers).
Lovlina mentioned that both of them mutually agreed upon and decided to stop remaining in touch with each other till the Olympic games. She said she did this as she wanted some space to focus on her games and didn't want any added stress. She already had to go through a lot because of the covid situation and her mom's operation. So, slowly and gradually they ended their relationship. It's been one-and-a-half years now since they ended their relationship.
However, she pointed out that due to the negligence of media and court officials, the story got published in a severe 'miscalculated way', which had created misunderstandings between both of their families.
Lovlina broke down in tears urging people to not stretch the matter more than it already has and requesting to respect her privacy. She said this could affect her performances in the coming days.
Just last week, Lovlina along with reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen, Nitu and Jaismine booked their spots in the Indian boxing contingent for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.