Much of the second part of 2021 was consumed by rumours about Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s anticipated divorce. The pair officially announced the end of their four-year marriage in October of last year, putting an end to the speculation. Naga Chaitanya’s father, superstar Nagarjuna, has now said in an interview that Samantha made the decision to split up. He also stated that while Naga Chaitanya accepted Samantha’s decision, he was concerned about the family’s reputation being harmed.
While talking to IndiaGlitz, Nagarjuna said, “Naga Chaitanya accepted her decision but he was much worried about me, what I would think and what would happen to family’s reputation.”
“Naga Chaitanya consoled me very much as he thought I will be worried. They both have been together for 4 years in the marriage life but no problem like this came between them. Both were so close and I don’t know how it came down to this decision. They even celebrated 2021’s New Year together, it seems that the problems have arisen after that,” he added.
Meanwhile, Naga Chaitanya stated to the media a few weeks ago that their choice to divorce was mutual.
Announcing their separation, the couple released a statement that read, “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. 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.”