On October 2, Samantha and Naga Chaitanya announced that they are heading for divorce ending dour years of their marriage. Even though rumors about their troubled relationship were going on for the past few weeks, the couple confirmed the same with a similar-worded note. Ever since the announcement was made, many rumors about the possible causes for divorce were doing the rounds. Many accused Samantha of having an extra-marital affair and even abortions. Some even claim that Samantha didn't want a child, which was one of the reasons for divorce.
On October 8, Samantha took to social media to address the rumors surrounding her divorce. She wrote, "Your emotional investment into a personal crisis has overwhelmed me. Thank you all for showing deep empathy, concern and for defending me against false rumors and stories that are being spread. They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist, and now that I have had abortions. A divorce in itself is an extremely painful process. Let alone allowing me the time to heal. This attack on me personally, has been relentless. But I promise you this, I will never allow this or anything else they say, break me (sic)."