Samantha Ruth Prabhu has released a statement in response to rumours that she has had extramarital affairs, never desired children, and has undergone abortions. Last week, the actress revealed her split from spouse Naga Chaitanya.
Taking to Instagram Stories, she stated that these are personal attacks and that she will not be broken by them. “Your emotional investment into a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumours and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist and now that I have had abortions,” she said.
“A divorce in itself is an extremely painful process. Let alone allowing me the time to heal. This attack on me personally, has been relentless. But I promise you this, I will never allow this or anything else they say, break me,” she added.
Samantha and Chaitanya issued similar statements last Saturday to inform fans about their separation. “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,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
Samantha and Chaitanya were married for almost four years. However, rumours of their breakup began earlier this year after Samantha altered her social media accounts to just ‘S’. Samantha’s name was changed back to Samantha after she announced her separation.