Naga Chaitanya says ex-wife Samantha deserves all the happiness

Wednesday 10th May 2023 07:20 EDT

Actor Naga Chaitanya, who is gearing up to release his next film ‘Custody,’ addressed his relationship with his ex-wife and actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. He shared they both had since moved on from their marriage after their divorce last year, but the media and public kept bringing it up, diminishing the healthy space they both have built.

The two met on Gautham Menon’s ‘Ye Maaya Chesave’ in 2010. They also went on to star together in several movies, including the National Film Award-winning ‘Mahanati’ in 2018. The couple got married in 2017 and announced they were divorcing in 2021. Chai said in a recent interview that he thinks Sam is a “lovely person” and “deserves all the happiness.”

He said, “Yes. It has been more than two years since we separated and a year since we formally divorced. The court has granted us a divorce. Both of us have moved on with our lives. I have tremendous respect for that phase of my life.”

He added, "[Samantha] is a lovely person and deserves all the happiness. It is only when the media speculates that things get awkward between us. In the public eye, that mutual respect is taken away. That's what I feel bad about.”

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