Leading designer and daughter of veteran actress, Neena Gupta, and cricketer, Vivian Richards, Masaba Gupta had tied the knot with producer Madhu Mantena in a court marriage in Mumbai on June 2, 2015. Her Indian wedding with Madhu Mantena had, back then, created a buzz on social media. From Masaba’s unconventional bridal attire to the grand reception, everything made headlines. However, in August 2018 Masaba and Madhu had taken to social media to announce that they would be heading for a mutual trial separation. And now, almost seven months later, the couple have released a statement saying that they have come to an amicable conclusion and will be heading for divorce.
Here’s what the statement reads, “After much thought and consideration, we have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. we have decided to move forward separately and get divorced.We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own choices. We would appreciate if we are given our privacy in this time.”
In August 2018, the power couple had shared, “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 in consultation with professionals and our parents.” The joint statement from the couple went on to read, “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. We now need a lot of it :)”
Producer Madhu Mantena was one of the founders of the now-dissolved Phantom Films. He is now producing Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, whereas Masaba’s designer store has been growing from strength to strength.