Samantha Akkineni Drops 'Akkineni' From Her Name, Are Things Okay Between Her And Hubby, Chaitanya?

Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya have been together for years. However, this time, Samantha's recent action made everyone wonder if everything is alright between the couple!


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Samantha Akkineni Drops 'Akkineni' From Her Name, Are Things Okay Between Her And Hubby, Chaitanya?

We are halfway down the year 2021, and we have seen many couples parting ways. The most shocking part comes when couples end their relationship after being together for years. Be it Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal ending their 8 years long married life or Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao ending their 15 years long wedding, the nation was left shocked. Now, looks like troubles have started in the happy married life of South couple, Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya.

Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya have contrasting personalities, yet they make for a perfect couple. On the sets of Ye Maaya Chesave, Sam and Chay had become friends and the two were often spotted hanging out together. In 2015, their dating rumours had picked mileage, when Sam had shared that she had found her prince charming. Samantha and Chaitanya had tied the knot on October 6, 2017, after knowing each other for eight years.

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While we can brag about Samantha and Chaitanya’s love story, the actress’ recent action has raised many eyebrows. The Family Man 2 actress, Samantha dropped her surname ‘Akkineni’ on her IG and Twitter handle. She has changed her name to simply ‘S’, making everyone wonder if things are going downhill between her and her husband, Chaitanya.

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Talking about Samantha and Chaitanya’s love story, their chemistry always makes their fans go weak in their knees. The couple had welcomed the New Year 2021 in Goa, and Samantha Akkineni had posted an adorable picture with her husband, Naga Chaitanya. In the picture, she was seen kissing him under the beautiful lights. Alongside the picture, Samantha had written, "Happy 2021.. Wishing you peace, happiness and love beyond measure. From mine to yours. @chayakkineni."

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On October 6, 2020, Samantha and Chaitanya had completed three years of their married life. To celebrate the occasion, Samantha had shared a monochrome picture from their cousin, Rana Daggubati’s wedding on her IG handle. Posing with their arms around each other, Samantha and Chaitanya had looked beautiful together. Wishing Chay, Samantha had written, “You are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together. Happy anniversary husband @chayakkineni,” followed by a heart emoticon. 


In an interview with Famously Filmfare, Samantha had revealed that it had taken them eight years to realise their love for each other. She had shared, "It took us eight years to be at the same point. Because there were times when I really liked him, and he was not in that space. And there were times when we wanted to work it out, but external factors. It took us a very long time to be in the same space."

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In an interview with the Indian Express, Samantha had called her decision of marrying Chaitanya ‘the best decision’ of her life. She had shared, "Yesterday, I called him Chay and he said “ha?” and I had a Deja Vu moment. I went back to the time I was working with him on Ye Maaya Chesave. I was like – wow, I married him. I felt so happy. Immediately, I said a prayer. I thanked God. I am genuinely so happy. It is the best decision of my life."

Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya

We hope Samantha Akkineni soon shares the reason for dropping her surname!

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