Just recently, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu flabbergasted many as they announced their separation as husband and wife. The heartbreaking announcement was made five days ahead of their wedding anniversary (October 7).
Samantha's official statement 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 this difficult time and give us the privacy we need to move on. Thanking you for your support."
As many expressed support and shock over the divorce announcement, what caught the most attention is a cryptic tweet of Samantha's ex-boyfriend Siddharth. The Maha Samudram actor seemingly took a dig at the actress as he tweeted, "One of the first lessons I learnt from a teacher in school... "Cheaters never prosper." What's yours?"
One of the first lessons I learnt from a teacher in school...— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) October 2, 2021
"Cheaters never prosper."
Although Samantha hasn't reacted to the post, netizens have been slamming Siddharth for his insensitive reaction. "Age doesn't define Maturity. Clearly", read a tweet. Another user wrote, "Thats why she is more celebrated than you? @Samanthaprabhu2 @Actor_Siddharth." Taking a jibe at Siddharth, a Twitterati wrote, "Your ex-wife Meghana must also felt the same when you left her for #SamanthaRuthPrabhu #Samanthadivorce."
During the promotions of Siddharth's next film Maha Samudram, he was asked about the same tweet. In an interview with NTV, the actor said, "Why will it come out of nowhere, sir? I have been tweeting for 12 years now. One day, if I say that stray dogs are barking outside my house and if people come and ask me, 'Are you calling me a dog?', what can I do? I am talking about actual dogs."
When asked about taking jibe at his ex-gf Samantha, Siddharth said, "Please, I only talk about my life. There is no relation to anything else. If you are associating it with something that it has no relation to, that's your problem." The actor also explained the cheating theme of the movie, Maha Samudram. He stated, "If every cheater in the world randomly comes and asks me if this tweet is about them, what should I do?"
For the unversed, the actress was in a relationship with Siddharth during the early stage of her film career. The duo called it quits owing to reason unknown, however, then reports were rife that Samantha left the actor owing to his over-possessive nature.
On the work front, Samantha is currently awaiting the release of Kaathvaakula Rendu Kaadhal and Shakuntalam. As for Siddharth, his highly awaited film Maha Samudram is releasing on October 14.