Relationships

Couple Divorcing After 77 Years; Wife had Affair 60 Years Ago

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A 99-year-old Italian man has filed for divorce after a stunning 77 years of marriage after learning his wife had an affair -- some 60 years ago.

The London newspaper Daily Telegraph reports that last week the husband found old love letters to his wife written by another man in the 1940s. He confronted his 96-year-old bride and she admitted to the years-ago affair.

The woman, identified in court papers as Rosa C., begged her husband, Antonio C, to stay, but he refused and headed for the local courthouse.

If the divorce goes through, the couple could set a record for oldest divorcees. The Telegraph said the record now belongs to a pair of 98-year-old Brits who split in 2009.