The divorcing of Italian football legend Francesco Totti from Ilary Blasi exposes a lot of public backlash, accusations and envy.
Former Roma captain's ex-wife breaks silence after months of speculation
Ilary Blasi, ex-wife of Italian football legend Francesco Totti, has spoken publicly for the first time since their high-profile divorce in 2022.
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In an interview on the Italian TV chat show as reported by Daily Mail, "Verissimo," Blasi addressed the allegations of infidelity and jealousy that have surrounded their split.
Blasi claims Totti was "Always Jealous"
Addressing the accusations of betrayal made by Totti last year, Blasi denied being the first to stray. She went further, stating that Totti's jealousy was a long-standing issue in their relationship. "Francesco has always been jealous of me," she said. "His jealousy was nothing new."
Totti's public accusations and Netflix documentary add fuel to the fire
The public accusations and Netflix documentary "Unico," which delves into the events leading up to the divorce, have further strained the relationship between the former couple.
The documentary revealed Blasi's discovery of Totti's new relationship with Noemi Bocchi through their daughter's playdate, leading to their separation.
A year and a half of observations and understanding
Blasi explained that she spent a year and a half observing and understanding the situation before deciding to speak publicly. "I have read and listened to all the different points of view and opinions," she said.
"But it was my story and I always put my face in everything I did. So this time it seemed good to me to say it."
Allegations of theft and custody battles further complicate the situation
The divorce proceedings have been marred by accusations of theft, with Totti claiming Blasi stole his Rolex watches. This resulted in him holding her luxury items hostage until the watches were returned.
Blasi: "I tried everything to save the marriage"
Despite the turmoil, Blasi asserts that she tried everything to save the marriage. "I tried every means to save this marriage and did what a wife and mother should do," she said. "But it didn't work."