Naga Chaitanya Reveals The Reason Behind Separation With Ex-Wife, Samantha, Takes A Sly Dig At Her

In a recent interview, Naga Chaitanya gave a controversial statement that made netizens believe that it was targeted towards his ex-wife, Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Details inside!


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Naga Chaitanya Reveals The Reason Behind Separation With Ex-Wife, Samantha, Takes A Sly Dig At Her

Tollywood's once power couple, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya had tied the knot on October 6-7, 2017, in a two-day destination wedding in Goa. However, before completing four years of marital bliss, the duo had broken the hearts of their millions of fans by announcing their divorce. The rumours of the duo's divorce had started with Samantha dropping Chaitanya's surname, Akkineni from her social media handles. 

Ever since their divorce, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya have maintained their silence on the reason behind their divorce. While Samantha has quite often shared cyptic posts on her IG stories which indicate that she had a very tough time before taking her decision to part ways, Chaitanya had remained tight-lipped about the same. However, now the actor has said something in an interview which makes netizens believe that it was indicated towards his ex-wife.

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Currently, a video from Naga Chaitanya's interview is going viral on social media, which his fans are reposting to seventh heaven. In the video clip, when the actor was asked about his choice of roles, he retorted saying that he is open for all kinds of roles but would not take up any character that tarnishes his family's name. In his words:

“I am game for all kinds of roles. However, those roles should not affect my family and our reputation. I will not accept roles that would embarrass my family members”

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A few months back, a report in the media had suggested that Samantha had decided to end her marriage with Chaitanya because his family was against her performing bold scenes in her movies. As per a report in ETimes, the possible reason behind the duo's separation and the emergence of the decision to take a divorce was the fact that The Family Man 2 actress was still working in the world of glitz and glam. 

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The report had further suggested that Samantha's glamourous photoshoots and portraying bold roles in her movies were some of the prime reasons behind a rift between Samantha and Naga Chaitanya's family. Also, it seemed like Naga's father and iconic actor, Nagarjuna Akkineni, had reportedly wanted his daughter-in-law, Samantha, to quit acting after marriage. Therefore, Chaitanya's recent comment in an interview makes netizens believe that it was targeted towards his ex-wife, Samantha Ruth Prabhu. 

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On October 2, 2021, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya had confirmed the rumours of their separation by announcing their decision to part ways. The duo had taken to their respective social media handles to issue a joint 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. We request our fans, well wishers and the media to support us during this difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thanking you for your support.”

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Naga Chaitanya had made his first public appearance after announcing his divorce with Samantha Ruth Prabhu for the promotions of his next film, Most Eligible Bachelor.