Colin Firth’s wife Livia Giuggioli has admitted to a past affair with her alleged stalker.
The couple, who married back in 1997, have confirmed that they parted ways a “few years ago”, as their rep addressed her former romance with Marco Brancaccia in a statement.
“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,” the rep told E! News.
“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 added that the couple never spoke publicly of the affair for “obvious reasons”, however, they felt the need to address it after La Repubblica published details of the police investigation prompted by Livia’s accusations.
“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.”
When contacted by The Times, Livia’s alleged stalker Marco denied her claims, and insisted that Livia wanted to leave Colin for him.
He also alleged that their romance lasted from 2015 to 2016, and that his “stalking” consisted of two WhatsApp messages and an email to Colin once the affair ended.
“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,” he told The Times.
“In a year she sent me hundreds of messages of love, photos and videos, even a diary.”
Colin and Livia share two children together, Luca Firth and Matteo Firth. He also has a son Will Firth from his previous relationship with Meg Tilly.