After being together for 20 years, Italian football legend Francesco Totti and his ‘Queen of Rome’ TV presenter wife Ilary Blasi have called it quits and going their separate ways. It appears marriage breakup is inevitable. It’s alleged that Totti cheated on his wife with a florist named Noemi Bocchi.
According to the Daily Mail;
The legendary Italian footballer Francesco Totti and his TV presenter wife Ilary Blasi have split after 17 years of marriage amid rumours he is having an affair.
The Rome power couple, who have been branded Italy’s Posh and Becks, share three children together after first getting together in 2002.
But news of their separation has rocked Italy with claims the iconic footballer cheated on the presenter with Noemi Bocchi, a 34-year-old florist who is a huge Roma fan.
Rumours circulating online also suggest Blasi has been having an affair with an unnamed Italian businessman who she meets up with while filming Big Brother.
Totti, 45, played for Roma his entire 25-year career and enjoys a cult-like status in the Italian capital after notching up 250 goals, holding the record for most appearances and most goals for the club.
Blasi, a model turned presenter dubbed the Queen of Rome, has hosted the Italian version of Top of the Pops and Survivor and even voiced a character on The Simpsons.
Blasi released a statement announcing the end of their relationship last night, saying: ‘After 20 years together and three wonderful children, my marriage to Francesco is over.
‘However, the separation process will remain a private matter and I will not be making any further statements. ‘I invite everyone to avoid speculation and, above all, to respect the privacy of my family’.
Totti added in his own statement to Ansa: ‘I tried to overcome the crisis of my marriage, but today I understand that the choice of separation, although painful, is unavoidable.
‘Everything I have said and done in recent months has been said and done to protect our children, who will always be the top priority in my life.
‘I will continue to be close to Ilary in raising our three wonderful children, always respecting my wife. I trust in the utmost respect for our privacy, especially for the serenity of our children.’
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