By Pratishtha Ghosh Last Updated:
It's been more than halfway down the year 2021, and we have seen many couples parting ways. The most shocking part comes when couples like Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao and Karan Mehra-Nisha Rawal had ended their relationship after being together for years. Another shock had come to the netizens when reports of The Family Man 2 actress, Samantha Akkineni's separation from her husband, Naga Chaitanya were doing the rounds.
For the uninitiated, it was on July 31, 2021, that an action taken by Samantha Akkineni had raised many eyebrows and had made everyone suspicious about trouble in her marital life with Naga Chaitanya. The South Indian film actress had dropped her surname ‘Akkineni’ on her IG and Twitter handle. She had changed her name to simply ‘S’, making everyone wonder if things were going downhill between her and her husband, Chaitanya.
On September 13, 2021, Samantha Akkineni took to her Twitter handle and praised her husband, Naga Chaitanya by retweeting his tweet that featured a link to his upcoming movie, Love Story's trailer. Samantha couldn't help but heap praises and sent best wishes for the movie that stars Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi. This tweet, coming, amid the reports of their separation comes as a sigh of relief for their fans that maybe things aren't as complicated as they look.
A few days back, when Naga Chaitanya's team was contacted regarding the separation rumours between him and Samantha Akkineni, his team had given some contradictory statements. A report by ETimes had stated that when they had contacted Mr Suresh from Chaitanya's team and had asked him about the credibility of the ongoing rumours, he had stated the news to be untrue. However, within seconds, he had changed his statement and had retorted, "I don't know."
On August 29, 2021, Nagarjuna had turned 62 and the family had gathered together to celebrate his birthday in Hyderabad. The inside pictures from the occasion had gone viral over the internet. However, one could not help but notice the absence of Samantha from her father-in-law's birthday celebrations. Her absence had yet again left everyone to wonder if the reports of her separation from Chaitanya were true.
However, though Samantha was missing from the family celebrations, she had not missed the chance to wish her father-in-law, Nagarjuna, on his special day and had dropped a sweet wish for him on her Twitter handle. She had tweeted, "No words can describe my respect for you. I wish you an abundance of health and happiness, today and always. Happy birthday to the man, the phenomena @iamnagarjuna mama.”
For the unversed, Samantha and Chaitanya had tied the knot on October 6, 2017, after knowing each other for eight years.