'A little painful’: Naga Chaitanya opens up on divorce rumours with Samantha Prabhu

He said he keeps his personal and professional life separate

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Actor-couple Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu have been in the news recently over speculations over their relationship. After Samantha dropped ‘Akkineni’ from her name on social media handles, there were rumours the couple was headed towards divorce. Speaking about these rumours, Naga Chaitanya said it was ‘painful’.

Speaking to the Film Companion, he said: "Initially, yes, it was a little painful. I was like 'why is entertainment heading this way?' But after that, what I've learned is that in today's age, news replaces news." He further said: "It doesn't stay in people's minds for too long. The actual news, the news that matters, will stay. But the superficial news, the news that is used to create TRPs, is forgotten. Once I made this observation, it stopped affecting me."

He added that he tries to keep his professional life separate from his personal, and that it is lesson he picked from his parents’ lives. He said: “I've always had this habit that I learned from my parents as I was growing up, I always noticed once they came home, they never spoke about work. And when they went to work, their personal life was never diluting into work. It was a very nice balance that they maintained, which I always observed."

Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya got married in 2017.

Naga Chaitanya’s film Love Story released on Friday. Samantha, who was last seen in The Family Man 2, has a slew of films lined up.