On Saturday, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu announced that they would be parting ways as husband and wife after four years of being married to each other. The news left their fans heartbroken. The rumours of their separation have been making buzz after the actress dropped 'Akkineni' from her name on social media handles. Although rumours of their separation have been making buzz, they both remained silent.
Much to everyone's surprise, Naga Chaitanya has been living away from Samantha since a month as both have agreed to part ways. According to a report in Pinkvilla, "Naga Chaitanya has been living alone in a posh hotel in Hyderabad since a month after he and Samantha decided mutually to divorce."
It further stated, "Chay and Sam both waited for Love Story to release in theatres so that they can announce about their separation." ALSO READ:Samantha Akkineni Wanted To Start A Family With Naga Chaitanya-Report
The actors mentioned in their statement that they have decided to part ways as husband and wife to pursue their own paths. It further read, "We are fortunate to have a friendship of over a decade that was the very core of our relationship which we believe we 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."
Nagarjuna reacted to the news of their separation and wrote, "With a heavy heart let me say this! Whatever happened between Sam and Chay is very unfortunate. What happens between a wife and husband is very personal. Sam and Chay both are dear to me. My family will always cherish the moments spent with Sam and she will always be dear to us! May God bless them both with strength."
Samantha and Naga Chaitanya fell in love with each other on the sets of their film Ye Maya Chesave and later got married in 2017 in Goa.