Man, 99, seeks divorce after discovering wife’s affair from 1940s
The Columbus Dispatch Friday December 30, 2011 1:15 AM
A 99-year-old Italian man has filed for divorce from his wife of 77 years after he discovered love letters from an affair she had in the 1940s.
The man, identified in court documents as “Antonio C,” found the letters in the drawers of an old chest shortly before Christmas, according to the Rome reporter for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper reported that the man confronted his 96-year-old wife, identified as “Rosa C,” who confessed to the affair. The man then demanded a divorce, and the couple prepared the court filings.
The marriage had faced difficulties before, with the husband temporarily moving into a son’s home a decade ago, the newspaper reported.
The couple has five children, twelve grandchildren and a great-grandchild, the newspaper reported.