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Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya were rumoured to be on the verge of divorce for almost a month. However, October 2, 2021, came as a nail in the coffin as the two had publically announced their separation, breaking the hearts of their fans. For the unversed, they had met on the sets of their film, Yeh Maaya Chesave in 2009 and in 2017 they had tied the knot in Goa. While their fans wanted them to announce the ‘good news’, they ended up announcing their divorce.
Ending all the speculations of their separation, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya had issued a joint statement on October 2, 2021, to announce their divorce. On their Instagram handles, they had made a post 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.''
It’s been a week since their divorce announcement, and Naga Chaitanya is spotted for the first time as he attended an event with his brother and actor, Akhil Akkineni and actress, Pooja Hegde. Chaitanya had attended the event for their next film, Most Eligible Bachelor. He was seen wearing an olive coloured sweatshirt and denim as he addressed the audience.
When a divorce or separation takes place, a woman is often questioned for the same by society. She has been put on a pedestal of questions and drowned with blames. Samantha too was dealing with it after announcing her separation with Chaitanya. While some were claiming that Samantha was in a relationship with someone else, others had thought that she doesn't want to have babies. On October 8, 2021, Samantha had taken to her Instagram handle to refute these rumours once and for all.
Baring her heart out in an emotional note, Samantha had written, "Your emotional investment in a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumours and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist, and that I have had abortions. A divorce in itself is an extremely painful process. Let alone allowing me the time to heal. This attack on me personally is relentless. But I promise you this I will never allow this or anything else they say. Break me."
Before that, Samatha had shared a cryptic post on her IG stories, questioning the double standards of the society for judging a woman on moral grounds, whereas not batting an eye to the morality of a man. Samantha had posted a quote by Farida D that could be read as ''If matters are constantly morally questionable when done by women, but not even morally questioned when done by men- then we as a society, fundamental have no Morals." Atop her story, The Family Man 2 actress had written, ''Good Morning.''
Samantha and Naga had tied the knot on October 6-7, 2017, and had ended it before their fourth wedding anniversary!
Tollywood's power couple, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, had fallen for each other during the shooting of the film, Autonagar Surya, in 2014. However, after many speculations, it was Chaitanya's father, Nagarjuna, who, in 2015, had accepted that his son had found a soulmate. Naga and Samantha had tied the knot on OctoberRead More