Just before Christmas an Italian man known only as Antonio C found out his wife of 77 years had an affair back in the 1940’s. Antonio is 99 years young and upon learning of this affair immediately confronted his 96 year old wife, Rosa, and then filed for a divorce, the London’s Daily Telegraph reported.
According to court documents, Rosa had exchanged love letters with the “other” man in her life and had kept them in an old chest of drawers all these years. Antonio was going through the chest and found them. Rosa admitted to the affair but could not talk her husband into forgiving her.
They will become the world’s oldest divorcees. They have five children, a dozen grandchildren and one great-grand child. Apparently their marriage had suffered a rocky patch over 10 years ago when Antonio moved out of their home to live with a son. He did return a few weeks later.