Naga Chaitanya And Samantha's Divorce: His Father, Nagarjuna Akkineni Says, 'It Was Her Decision'

Naga Chaitanya's father and South Indian superstar, Nagarjuna Akkineni opened up about his son's divorce from Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and revealed who wanted to get separated. Read on to know more!


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Naga Chaitanya And Samantha's Divorce: His Father, Nagarjuna Akkineni Says, 'It Was Her Decision'

Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya's relationship turmoil had been hitting the headlines ever since the pan-Indian actress had removed her now ex-husband, Chaitanya's surname, 'Akkineni', from her Instagram handle. However, Samantha and Chaitanya had announced their separation news a few days ahead of their fourth wedding anniversary.

For the unversed, Samantha and Chaitanya had tied the knot on October 6-7, 2017, in a two-day destination wedding in Goa. While their fans were waiting for the 'good news', their divorce had broken many hearts. All of the separation rumours had ended when the couple had taken to their respective IG handles and had issued a statement that could be read as:

"To all our well-wishers. After much deliberation and thought Chay and I have decided to part ways as husband and wife to pursue our own paths. We are fortunate to have a friendship of over a decade that was the very core of our relationship which we believe will always hold a special bond between us."

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Well, it seems like Chaitanya and Samantha have moved forward in their lives. Now, in an interview with Indiaglitz, Chaitanya's father revealed that it was Samantha who had wanted the divorce, and his son had agreed to her decision. The superstar said:

"Naga Chaitanya accepted her decision but he was much worried about me, what I would think and what would happen to family's reputation."


Further in the conversation, Nagarjuna shared that in Sam and Chay's four years of marriage, they had never faced any situation like this. He was too shocked when he had heard about it, and Chaitanya had consoled him. Talking about the same, the actor stated:

"Naga Chaitanya consoled me very much as he thought I will be worried. They both have been together for 4 years in the marriage life but no problem like this came between them. Both were so close and I don't know how it came down to this decision. They even celebrated 2021's New Year together, it seems that the problems have arisen after that."

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A few days after Chay and Sam had issued their separation statement on their social media platforms, Nagarjuna had taken to his Twitter handle and had bared his heart out to express his grief about the same. He had written:

"With a heavy heart, let me say this! whatever happened between Sam and Chay is very unfortunate. What happens between a wife and husband is very personal. Sam and Chay are dear to me. My family will always cherish the moments spent with sam and she will always be dear to us! May God bless them both with strength."


However, according to reports, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has taken down her Instagram post, which she had posted almost three months ago, announcing her separation from her husband, Naga Chaitanya. Not just Instagram, the post has been deleted from her Twitter handle too. And Samantha and Naga's huge fanbase were in immense joy, as they had expected this move as a hope for the couple's reconciliation. But, the post can still be seen on Naga Chaitanya's Instagram and Twitter handle. So, the whole situation is a bit unclear.

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On the professional front, Nagarjuna is gearing up for his upcoming movie, Brahmastra and on the other hand, he and his son, Naga Chaitanya, are enjoying the success of Bangarraju.

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