Naga Chaitanya calls Samantha Ruth Prabhu ‘a lovely person’, says ‘Both of us have moved on in life’

Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu decided to part ways as husband and wife in October 2021, and are now legally divorced. In a new interview, Naga shared that he has ‘moved on’ in life and so has Samantha. But he feels bad when people involve a ‘third party’ and talk ‘disrespectfully’ about them.

Naga mentioned that he has ‘tremendous’ respect for the phase of his life when he was married to Samantha. He said he has all good things to say about Samantha but things only get ‘awkward’ when there are ‘speculations’ around them.

The actor told ETimes, “She is a lovely person and deserves all happiness. It is only when the media speculates that things get awkward between us. In the public eye, that mutual respect is taken away. That’s what I feel bad about.”

Naga added that he feels worse when a third party is blamed for his past. “They bring in a third party, someone who is not connected to my past to create headlines out of that. It is very disrespectful to the third party whom they are unnecessarily involving with my past,” said Naga.

Post his divorce from Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Naga Chaitanya is said to be dating actor Sobhita Dhulipala. The duo’s photo from London had recently gone viral where Naga could be seen posing beside a chef as Sobhita seemingly hid her face from the cameras. They are reportedly said to be in a relationship for the past six months. However, the pair is yet to confirm the same.

Samantha and Naga got married in 2017.