By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya’s separation reports are doing the rounds all over the media. Their teams' contrasting statements are adding fuel to the fire and Samantha’s absence from her sasur ji, Nagarjuna's birthday had raised many eyebrows. Now, Chaitanya’s lukewarm reaction to Samantha’s praises on the trailer of his new movie has concerned their fans even more. And if reports are to be believed, the couple was planning to start a family.
The reports of Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya heading for a divorce after four years of married life had begun when the actress had dropped ‘Akkineni’ from her name on her social media handles. She changed her name to simply ‘S’, making people believe that all is not well between her and her husband, Naga Chaitanya.
Now, according to a report in Pinkvilla, the South industry is baffled with Samantha and Chaitanya’s divorce reports as the actress wanted to start a family. The portal quoted its source as “We as an industry are currently baffled with the speculations going around about Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya. As an actress, everyone knows she is very family-oriented. She actually wanted to start a family with Chaitanya and she didn't sign any project or read scripts for the same reason. Family has always been her priority and she wanted to balance it to start a family. Her friends, producers, actors, everyone who knows Samantha know how important her family is to her. "
On the other hand, on September 13, 2021, Samantha Akkineni had taken to her Twitter handle to praise her husband, Naga Chaitanya, by re-tweeting his tweet, which had his upcoming movie, Love Story's trailer. Samantha had praised and sent best wishes for the movie that stars Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi. However, Samantha had only tagged the actress of the movie, Sai Pallavi and not her husband, Naga Chaitanya, which kind of confirms the reports of their separation.
While Samantha’s tweet had come as a sigh of relief for their fans amidst their separation reports, Chaitanya’s reply again added momentum to the reports. Chaitanya replied to Samantha’s tweet and commented, "Thanks Sam!!" However, their formal conversation worried their fans and some even expressed their concern. While one commented, “Where's the love emoji?" another one wrote, "Maa Sam is alone we are missing her bubbly smile please @chay_akkineni feel her pain try to understand her and be with her."
As per the reports of ETimes, Naga Chaitanya's team had given contradictory statements when questioned about troubles in the couple’s married life. When ETimes had contacted Mr Suresh, a man from Chaitanya's team and had asked him about the ongoing rumours, he had stated the news was untrue. But within seconds, he had changed his statement and had retorted, "I don't know."
Another member, Mr Raju from Chaitanya's team, had first stated that the report was 'incorrect' and later, had changed it. Mr Raju had shared that the matter should not be discussed with Chaitanya and had said, "Discussing this with the artiste (Naga Chaitanya) will be bad. This is not a thing to discuss." On the other hand, when ETimes had tried to contact Samantha, the actress had dodged the topic and went unavailable for comment.
Samantha and Chaitanya had tied the knot on October 6, 2017, after knowing each other for eight years.