Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya have finally officially confirmed the news of their separation, through a social media update. A post done on Instagram by Samantha stated that they have decided to ‘part ways as husband and wife to pursue own paths’.
Samantha put up the official statement announcing their separation on her Instagram. The statement 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.”
Speculations of the couple’s separation were doing rounds in media for quite a few weeks after Samantha dropped the surname Akkineni from her name in all her social media handles. Samantha faced a lot of scrutiny over her character in The Family Man 2, people started trolling her and asking her the reason behind dropping her surname on social media.
The actor revealed in an interview that she doesn’t see a reason to react to every comment made on her. She said that she has always been like this. Samantha told further she had 65000 tweets hammering her but she will speak when she feels is the right moment and be not bulldozed into saying something she doesn’t want to.