Antonio and Rosa had been married for 77 years. Let that sink in. Seventy. Seven. Years. Most people don’t even live that long.
That’s all in the trash bin now as Antonio has filed for divorce from Rosa after he discovered something during a move from their apartment in Rome.
What he found were dust covered love letters that Rosa had received from a lover she had over 60 years ago with a man while Antonio was serving in the military. Despite the fact the affair took place in the 1940’s Antonio was heartbroken and felt betrayed and decided he could no longer be married to the woman he’d been with since 1934.
The divorce case will happen in March, and the father of five and grandfather to a whole bunch of grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be back on the market.
- After 77 Years Of Wedded Bliss, 90-Year-Old Husband Files For Divorce [Divorce] (jezebel.com)
- 99-year-old divorces wife after he discovered 1940s affair (telegraph.co.uk)
- A divorce after 77 years? This 99-year-old man is doing it (theglobeandmail.com)