Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya split in 2021. According to veteran actor Murali Mohan, Samantha has now bought the house where she used to live with Naga Chaitanya and is staying with her mother. In a video interview with the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), Murali Mohan, who was the couple’s neighbor, clarified rumors that Samantha would receive the house as part of alimony from Naga Chaitanya. “Samantha and Chaitanya sold their house and bought an independent house. They still lived in their old house while renovation work was going on on their new property. When they separated, Samantha came back to me and offered the house repurchase,” Mohan said, as translated by Indian Express.
He said Samantha “didn’t feel comfortable and safe elsewhere,” so she offered a higher price and bought the property back. “She lives alone with her mother now,” he said.
Murali Mohan shared that he built a multi-storey house to live with his brother and son, but when Naga Chaitanya saw the property, he convinced the actor to sell one of his houses to him. It became the new home of Samantha and Naga Chaitanya after the marriage.
When he shared that the couple’s separation was also a shock to him, he said: “Samantha and Naga Chaitanya were a perfect couple. We never heard them fight. They spent hours together in the gym working out. We had “never any problems like they take their friends home, play loud music and party. They were very quiet. Unfortunately I never dreamed that they would break up. I was shocked when I heard that.”
Recently Samantha made her debut on Karan Johar’s Coffee With Karan 7and revealed that the worst rumor she heard about herself was – “that I took Rs 250 crore in alimony.” She added: “Every morning I woke up waiting for income tax officials to show them that there is nothing. First they made up the story about alimony. Then they realized it didn’t seem credible.” In the episode, where she shared the couch with Akshay Kumar, Samantha said there was also a rumor about a prenuptial agreement.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya fell in love after being paired up for the movie Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010. They dated for several years and got married in October 2017. Just before their fourth wedding anniversary, they announced their divorce in a joint statement in 2021.