Break-up follows months of rumours.
Italian TV presenter Ilary Blasi introduced the top of her 17-year marriage to AS Roma legend Franceso Totti in an announcement on Monday night time, Italian information company ANSA reviews.
“After 20 years collectively and three great youngsters, my marriage to Francesco is over” – learn the assertion from Blasi – “Nonetheless, the separation course of will stay a personal matter and I can’t be making any additional statements.”
“I invite everybody to keep away from hypothesis and, above all, to respect the privateness of my household”, concluded Blasi’s assertion.
Totti additionally appealed for privateness, notably in relation to his youngsters, telling ANSA: “I attempted to beat the disaster of my marriage however in the present day I perceive that the selection of separation, though painful, is unavoidable.”
The break-up follows months of hypothesis that the superstar couple have been on the verge of separating, fuelled by rumours that Totti was having an affair.
In February the pair took to social media to disclaim Italian information reviews that their marriage was over, with Blasi sharing a video of the household having fun with a meal at a restaurant in Rome.
Totti, who performed for AS Roma for 28 years in addition to being capped 58 instances for Italy, lashed out on the “pretend information”, reminding the media that when youngsters are concerned “they should be revered”.
Totti, 45, and Blasi, 41, have been married in a high-profile ceremony at Rome’s church of S. Maria dell’Ara Coeli in June 2005.
The couple have three youngsters: Cristian, Chanel and Isabel.