Published: Sat, December 14, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Bridget Jones' actor Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years

'Bridget Jones' actor Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years

British actor Colin Firth has split with his wife Livia Giuggioli, nearly two years after she admitted to an affair with a man who allegedly stalked them. Typically, a couple cites irreconcilable differences.

Colin Firth and Livia have been together since the 1990's. Two years ago it was revealed that Firth had applied for dual United Kingdom and Italian citenship while Giuggioli had applied for a British passport. According to a joint statement given by their reps, while the two have made a decision to part ways, they will maintain a close friendship and raise their children together. "There will be no further comment", representatives of the couple said in a joint statement.

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Last year, it emerged Livia had a relationship with alleged stalker Marco Brancaccia, during a brief period when she was separated from Colin. Their divorce comes two years after it was revealed that Livia had had an affair with a friend from childhood. Later they moved to Italy where the actor became an Italian national. "The Firths have since rejoined", the rep told Media at the time. "The Firths have since reunited", a rep said in March 2018. In an Italian court case, Livia claimed that journalist Marco Brancaccia (55) stalked her after their 11-month relationship ended in 2016. "After it ended in June 2016 I never called her again".

However, after police found "abusive messages and emails" on Brancaccia's phone aimed at the Firths- the journalist was officially charged with stalking.

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