Actor Colin Firth’s wife, Livia Giuggioli, made a surprising confession about their alleged stalker and former friend Marco Brancaccia.
In a statement to Huffington Post, Firth’s rep said, “For obvious reasons, the Firths have never had any desire to make this matter public. 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.”
“Subsequently, Mr. Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented,” the statement continued. “As a consequence of his stalking, threats and refusal to desist, the legal complaint was lodged with the Italian authorities.”
While the investigation is ongoing, Brancaccia has denied all the stalking allegations, claiming to The Times, “We were romantically involved; she wanted to leave Colin for me.”
According to Brancaccia, the affair lasted for a year, from 2015-2016. He reportedly wrote to Colin after the relationship was over. He said, “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. In a year she sent me hundreds of messages of love, photos and videos, even a diary."
Colin and Livia have been married since 1997. During their marriage, she gave birth to their two children, Luca and Matteo.