99-Year-Old Man Divorces His 96-Year-Old Wife After Finding Out She Cheated On Him 60 Years Ago
Published On 5th September 2022
The 99-year-old Italian man decided to divorce his wife after accidentally coming across secretly written love letters that the wife had written to her lover some 60 years back.
A couple ended their 77 years of marriage after the 99-year-old Italian man learned that his wife cheated on him.
The man reportedly stumbled upon the letter that she had written to a secret lover back in the 1940s.
The heartbreaking discovery for the man came right before Christmas when the furious grandfather confronted his wife immediately, London's Daily Telegraph reported.
The 96-year-old woman, identified in court papers as Rosa C., reportedly confessed to having an affair 60 years ago, and then tried desperately to persuade her husband to not leave her.
The upset nonagenarian, Antonio C., refused and filed for divorce despite a romance spanning nearly eight decades.
During their time together, the couple had five children, a dozen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The revelation of the secret letters proved to be the final straw for their relationship that was already rocky when 10 years back when the husband moved out to live with one of the sons but returned weeks later.
The Italian press attributed the divorce to the couple's southern roots, where the man is originally from Olbia in Sardinia, while his wife was born in Naples, The Telegraph reported.
The former lovebirds met in the 1930s when Antonio was a military officer based in Naples.
As soon as the divorce is finalized, the couple will possibly take the record for world's oldest divorcees.
The previous oldest couple to divorce were Brits - Bertie and Jessie Wood, both aged 98, who ended their 36-year marriage in 2009, the Telegraph reported.