Roma legend Francesco Totti has claimed that his marriage to Ilary Blasi broke down because she did not support him after his retirement from football and when his father died due to Covid-19.
Totti married former showgirl and TV host Blasi in 2005 and the couple have three children together. However, they announced that they broke up in July and Totti has now revealed the reasons behind the split.
The 45-year-old retired from football in 2017 and has admitted he struggled to cope without being on the pitch, before losing his father to Covid in October 2020. During these challenging times, he feels that his woman that wasn’t. there to comfort him.
“I went through a difficult period, first because I stopped playing and then my father died from Covid,” Totti told Corriere della Sera, as quoted by marca.
“I also had a strong Covid for 15 days. But when I needed her most, my wife wasn’t there.’
After their breakup, there has been some speculation that Totti cheated on Blasi because he now has a new partner, Noemi Bocchi.
However, Totti has tried to set the record straight by stating that he found out last year that his wife was cheating on him.
Totti and Blasi married in Rome in 2005 and have since had three children together
Francesco Totti said goodbye to the Roma fans in 2017 with his family on the pitch
Totti and Blasi were together for 17 years, but announced their split earlier this year
“It’s not true that I was the first to betray. I said I wouldn’t speak and I didn’t, but I’ve been reading too many hoaxes over the past few weeks. Some have even made my children suffer,” he continued.
“In September last year, the rumors started to reach me: ‘Look, Ilary has another one. Indeed, more than one.’
“I’d never done it in twenty years, and she’d never done it to me. But when I got warnings from several people I trust, I started to have doubts.
“I looked at her cell phone and saw that there was a third person acting as an intermediary between Ilary and another.”
Totti has acknowledged that discovering his wife’s infidelity was adversely affecting his mental health, and he has credited Bocchi for helping him through this difficult period in his life.
Totti has said his wife cheated on him and failed to support him during difficult times
Totti lost his father Enzo (R) to Covid-19 in October 2020 and feels his wife was not comforting him
‘Here was the proof (of the affair). The facts. And that led to depression.
‘I couldn’t pretend that nothing was wrong, but it wasn’t me anymore, it was someone else. I got out thanks to Noemi,” he added.
It now looks like Totti and Blasi will settle their issues in court, but Totti hopes it won’t come to that.
“I fear it will end up in court with Ilary. I still hope we can reach an agreement.
‘Now I’m quiet. This afternoon it cost me six months of my life. I would rather have talked about football and Roma a thousand times, which I always carry in my heart,” he said.
Blasi remains silent for now, but could get her chance to speak out in court
Meanwhile, Blasi refuses to reveal too much at this stage, with her lawyer Alessandro Simeone saying on her behalf, “I have always protected my children and I will continue to protect them.”
However, according to Corriere della SeraBlasi is said to have told friends, “I’ve discovered things that could ruin 50 or so families,” indicating she has her own side of the story to tell when she feels the time is right.
That time could come to court, and the Corriere della Sera report claims Totti and Blasi’s relationship has deteriorated even further since they split two months ago.
They speculate that a court date could be explosive, with the pair possibly resorting to “low blows” and revealing new information about each other.