Fashion designer Masaba Gupta, daughter of actor Neena Gupta and former West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards, has sensationally announced that she was separating from her husband Madhu Mantena on atrial basis.
Masaba, the founder of House of Masaba fashion label, took to her social media pages to announce the trial separation. She wrote, “With a lot of sadness, Madhu and I have today decided to go on a trial separation in our marriage. Both of us have taken this decision after consulting professionals and our parents. The only thing we are ready to say right now is, ‘what we both want out of life individually and separately is putting unnecessary pressure on the marriage and the love that we share.
“Hence we would take time off from each other and our marriage to figure out for ourselves what we want out of this life’.” In the joint statement, Masaba added that they “still hope to find reconciliation.”
She went on to added, “We are not strong enough to explain ourselves to even friends who deserve an answer from us…. All we can say to them is to give us time and to give us love when we reach out to you.”
Her note further said, “While we know, given the world and lives we live in, will lead to speculations, rumours & dragging us down into the dirt in this time…We are communicating and encouraging each other to be brave and reminding ourselves that the only priority at this time, is the well-being and the protection of our own selves and our families.”
Masaba’s shock announcement earned her plenty of praises from fans, who called her brave and wished her courage. One fan wrote, “Whatever happens we can’t change… stay Strong.. loads of love!!” Another comment read, “Love, strength, positivity and prayers to the both of u. Love u.”
Masaba had faced incessant trolling last month when she posted her bold photo in swimsuit. Madhu is an acclaimed film producer and also a relative of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.