Designer Masaba Gupta and filmmaker Madhu Mantena, who got married three years ago, have announced a trial separation. On Saturday, the 29-year-old designer took to Instagram to announce the news of separation with a long joint statement.

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“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’,” the post read.

Masaba said that the decision was taken mutually after consulting friends and family members. She also urged people to respect their privacy.

“We also want to say that this is a tough time for us and we want to really protect our privacy at this time. We still hope to find reconciliation in our individual paths and dreams and hence this privacy is important for us now,” Masaba wrote.

Here is the joint statement:

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Later, she also shared a screenshot of a conversation, where Madhu’s fidelity was questioned. Slamming the people who ask such questions, Masaba said that she wouldn’t tolerate any baseless allegations.

The daughter of veteran actress Neena Gupta and former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards married Mantena in 2015.