Confessing the truth! Colin Firth's wife Livia Giuggioli has admitted a past affair with her alleged stalker, multiple sources have confirmed.
In a statement on Friday, the couple's representative addressed her former relationship with Marco Brancaccia.
The rep told,
A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. During that time Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited. Subsequently, Mr Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented. As a consequence of his stalking, threats and refusal to desist, the legal complaint was lodged with the Italian authorities.
The rep further said that the Italian producer, 48, and actor, 57, never spoke of the affair in public for "obvious reasons."
Colin Firth's Wife Livia Giuggioli Admits to Had an Affair With Alleged Stalker
However, after La Repubblica published the details of the police investigation prompted by Livia's accusations, the two felt the need to address it.
The rep added,
The reporting this week on this case is understood to be the consequence of a leaked court document. This is greatly to be regretted. It does not serve the interests of any of the parties involved.
Marco, meanwhile, while taking to The Times, denied the stalking allegations made against him, which broke the news, and suggested Livia has been trying to cover up the affair.
Claimed that their romance lasted from 2015 to 2016, Marco told the newspaper,
We were romantically involved, she wanted to leave Colin for me.
He also said his "stalking" consisted two WhatsApp messages and an email to Colin once they split.
Marco told The Times,
I wrote an email to Colin about my relationship with Livia, which I now regret sending, and she filed a complaint against me for stalking out of fear that I could go public with what she had revealed to me about her marriage and work. In a year she sent me hundreds of messages of love, photos and videos, even a diary.
Colin and Livia have been married since 1997 and they share two children together, Luca Firth (born in March 2001) and Matteo Firth (born in August 2003). Colin also has a son Will Firth from his previous relationship with Meg Tilly.