A furious 99-year-old man is divorcing his wife of 77 years after he discovered she had an affair more than 60 years ago. The couple, who have been identified only as Antonio and Rosa, have both consulted lawyers, and the first hearing in the case is due to take place in March.
Jealous father-of-five Antonio saw red after he discovered dust-covered romantic letters from his wife to her secret lover during a clear-out of their apartment in Rome.
Rosa and Antonio were married in Naples in 1934 after meeting there when he was transferred there to join the carabinieri paramilitary police, but ten years later, she had an affair that she had kept a secret until now.
The spouse decided to petition for divorce after discovering the love letters, according to attorney Anna Orecchioni.
He was unable to continue the 77-year marriage because he felt betrayed.
Even though the relationship had been over for decades and the letters were sent more than 60 years ago, it made no difference.