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Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya were the dream couple of the Tollywood industry. Not just on-screen, but off-screen too they made everyone fall in love with their cute camaraderie. Samantha and Chaitanya had struck an amazing friendship during Ye Maaya Chesave and were often spotted hanging out together. It was in 2015 when dating rumours of Chay and Sam had started surfacing, and it had gotten more mileage when she revealed that she had found her prince charming.
Samantha and Naga Chaitanya tied the knot on October 6, 2017, as per Hindu and Christian rituals. However, in 2021, rumours started cropping in that the power couple of Tollywood was having troubles in their marriage. And finally, four days before their fourth wedding anniversary, Samantha and Chaitanya released an official statement about ending their marriage, leaving their massive fanbase shattered.
In 2019, Samantha Ruth Prabhu appeared on the show, Feet Up With The Stars (Telugu) and shared some details about her married life. Chaitanya and Samantha had been in a ‘live-in-relationship’ before their marriage. When the host asked Samantha to name the three things different in their bedroom from the time they were dating and post-marriage, the actress had shared:
“Pillow is the first wife to Chaitanya, Even if I have to kiss, the pillow is always between us. And now it’s enough, I guess I have said a lot of things.”
Samantha and Chaitanya's separation news had sent shockwaves across Tollywood. There had been a lot of theories on social media after their separation. From the Akkineni family opposing her glamourous roles and bold photoshoots to Samantha’s refusal to start a family, numerous speculations were made.
When Samantha appeared in one of the episodes of Koffee With Karan 7, the host, Karan Johar asked her whether she and her ex-husband, Naga Chaitanya had hard feelings for each other, the actress confirmed it and had said:
“There are hard feelings like if you put the both of us in a room you have to hide sharp objects. So as of now, yes. It's not an amicable situation right now. It might be in the future."
Some days back, Samantha Ruth Prabhu announced the news of being diagnosed with Myositis, an autoimmune condition, along with a heartmelting note. After Samantha revealed the difficult phase of her health, it was reported that the actress got a call from her ex-husband, Naga Chaitanya to enquire about her health.
For the unversed, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya dated for 8 long years before tying the knot.