Ace fashion designer Masaba Gupta who tied the knot to filmmaker Madhu Mantena in 2015 recently called it quits. She announced the separation on Sunday through social media stating, how she expected ‘speculation, rumours and dragging us down into the dirt ’. Seems like her worst nightmare has come to life.
With media hounding upon the designer to speak on the issue, one such conversation hit the nerve for Masaba and she took to Twitter in order to sort the question on her relationship and the reason for a trial separation. She posted a screenshot of a text conversation between her husband and the person in conversation seeking to know if there was any infidelity involved. “Sir, we hear that infidelity was the reason why you and Masaba went for trial separation, apparently she discovered you had cheated on her,” the screenshot read.
In her tweet, Masaba said that she will not tolerate ‘a single thing being said about Madhu’s character.’ “Going to address this because of the infidelity bit attached. Or maybe I will address more as it comes, given that I won’t tolerate a single thing being said about Madhu’s character. Not true.”
Masaba is the daughter of veteran actor Neena Gupta and her ex-husband and former West Indian cricketer Sir Vivian Richard. She and Madhu consulted their “parents and professionals” before taking the decision. “The only thing we are ready to say for now is that what we both want out of life individually and separately is putting unnecessary pressure on the marriage and love that we share. Hence, we would like to take some time off from each other and our marriage to figure out for ourselves what we want out of this life,” Masaba wrote in the post.
The couple has asked for privacy, saying they hope to find “reconciliation in our individual paths and dreams and hence this privacy is important for us now.”
“We are not strong enough to explain ourselves to even friends who deserve an answer from us. All we can say to each of them is give us time and give us love when we reach out to you. We now need a lot of it,” the statement read.
“While we know, given the world and the lives we live in will lead to speculation, rumours and dragging us down into the dirt at this time… We are communicating and encouraging each other to be brave and reminding ourselves the only priority at this time is the well-being and protection of our own selves and our families. Madhu & Masaba,” the couple signed off.