Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya were married in 2017 and announced their divorce in a joint statement in early 2021. Veteran Telugu actor Murali Mohan revealed in a video interview with Tamil Film Producers Council, that the actress has now bought back the house that she used to live in with her husband and is living with her mother.
Mohan, who was the couple’s neighbour, clarified rumors of Samantha receiving 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 as remodelling work was underway at their new property. When they parted ways, Samantha came back to me and offered to buy back the house,” Murali Mohan said.
He said that Samantha “didn’t feel comfortable and safe elsewhere” so she offered a higher price and bought the property back. “She now lives with just her mother,” he said.
The actor also shared that he had originally built the luxurious house for his brother and soon, but when Chaitanya saw the property he convinced Mohan to sell one of his houses to him. This eventually became Samantha and Naga Chaitanya’s new house after marriage.
Murali Mohan also talked about how the news of the couple’s divorce came as a shock to him too, saying, “Samantha and Naga Chaitanya were a perfect couple. We never heard them fight. They used to spend hours together at the gym working out. We never faced issues like them bringing their friends home, blasting loud music, and partying. They were very quiet. Unfortunately, I never dreamed of them separating. I was shocked when I got to know about that.”
Samantha is making her mark on the film industry all over India, making her fiery debut on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan Season 7. When asked what the worst rumour she had ever heard about herself was, she said, “That I took ₹ 250 crores in alimony.”
“Every morning I woke up waiting for income tax officials to show them there’s nothing. First, they made up the story about alimony. Then they realised it doesn’t seem like a believable story,” she continued. In the episode, in which she shared the couch with Akshay Kumar, Samantha said there was a rumour about a prenup too.
The couple’s love story began in 2010 when they met after being paired together for the film Ye Maaya Chesave. They dated for many years and finally tied the knot in October 2017. Just before their fourth wedding anniversary, they announced their divorce in a joint statement in 2021.