- Samantha had earlier changed her moniker to 'S'
- Samantha's profile now reads her name "Samantha"
- Samantha announced separation on Saturday
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu opted for yet another name change on social media over the weekend. She timed it right after her separation announcement from Naga Chaitanya. On Saturday, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya confirmed their split in similar statements shared on their social media accounts. A Day later, Samantha changed the moniker on her social media profiles - it previously read S and now it just says her first name Samantha. Earlier this year, Samantha had revised her social media name from Samantha Akkineni to "S", dropping Naga Chaitanya's surname, sparking rumours that things are not okay between the couple.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu has over 19 million followers on Instagram. Here's what her profile reads now:
On Saturday, Both Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya confirmed the split by issuing statements on their respective Instagram profiles. The statement by the actress 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 the difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thanking you for your support."
Naga Chaitanya's father, south megastar Nagarjuna reacted to the separation announcement in a tweet, writing: "With a heavy heart, let me say this - what ever happened between Sam and Chay is very unfortunate. What happens between a wife and husband is very personal. Sam and Chay, both are dear to me. My family will always cherish the moments spent with Sam and she will always be dear to us. May god bless them both with strength."
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya got married in 2017 after dating for almost a decade. They are co-stars of films like Manam, Ye Maaya Chesave and Autonagar Surya.