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Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu's separation had come as the biggest shock to Tollywood and ChaySam's fans. Samantha and Chaitanya, who were the epitome of couple goals, had called off their marriage five days prior to their fourth wedding anniversary. Reports of trouble in their marital life had been doing the rounds for the past few months. Her absence from her father-in-law, Nagarjuna's birthday bash and dropping 'Akkineni' from her surname had added fuel to the rumours.
Putting an end to all the speculations, once and for all, Samantha and Chaitanya had officially announced their separation on October 2, 2021. They had issued a joint statement on their respective IG handles and had announced their separation. Their statement 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.”
Post their separation, there have been a lot of reasons quoted for Samantha and Chaitanya's separation. However, a cryptic post by Samantha's stylist, Preetam Jukalker, suggested that she was the victim in the relationship. Pritam, who now deleted his post, wrote, "They are the ones who hide the true nature of men in their homes. They are responsible for the violence against women. The violence these days is a form of psychological harassment and criticism." The stylist did not mention any names in his post.
After Samantha and Naga Chaitanya had announced their divorce, reports had started doing the rounds in the media that the actress was offered alimony of Rs. 200 crores. However, according to a report in India Today, Samantha had declined the offer. A source close to her had revealed that Samantha had refused the alimony and did not want to take a single penny from Chaitanya or his family.
The source had further revealed that though Samantha is heartbroken, she is trying to bounce back by concentrating on her work. The source had said, "It's not easy for Samantha to get up and go to work every day. She is massively heartbroken. But she doesn't want any project that she is associated with to suffer because of her personal life. She has always been a thorough professional and continues to be, putting up a brave front every day. It's not in her to be unprofessional."
Samantha and Naga got married on October 06, 2017.
Popular South Indian actress, Samantha Ruth Prabhu is one of the biggest names in the Indian film industry. From winning everyone's hearts with her jaw-dropping acting in tons of blockbuster films to proving the mettle of her fashion quotient time and again with her sartorial choices, Samantha is undoubtedly oneRead More