99-year-old Italian Man to Divorce Wife of 77-years Over 1940s Affair

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 05:53

After nearly 8 decades of marriage, it might be safe to assume that the couple is in it for the long run. Unfortunately, one Italian couple married for 77-years is dissolving their union after a 60-year-old affair was brought to light.

A 99-year-old Italian man has filed for divorce after uncovering letters that reveal his wife had an affair in the 1940s. The 96-year-old woman saved notes from her clandestine lover in a chest of drawers. Poor cuckolded Antonio C. found the love letters in the days before Christmas and wants no more to do with his wife Rosa.

Perhaps believing that the 60 years that had passed would be enough to forgive her indiscretion, Rosa admitted to the affair and wanted to salvage the marriage. She no doubt reminded Antonio to think of their 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Antonio, who moved out briefly once before when the marriage hit a rough patch 10 years ago, would not be dissuaded this time.

It is believed that once the divorce is finalized, Antonio and Rosa will set the record for Oldest Divorcees in the world. The record is currently held by Bertie and Jessie Wood of Britain, both 98, who signed their divorce papers in 2009 but were married for a mere 36 years.