Five kids, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 77 years of marriage weren’t enough to stop Antonio C, 99, from filing for divorce from his wife after he found letters from an affair she had 60 years ago.
The Italian man reportedly discovered the letters exchanged between his wife and her former lover in an old chest of drawers before Christmas, according to the Telegraph. When Antonio confronted his wife, Rosa, she admitted to cheating and tried to convince her husband to work it out, but he still filed the papers. Since then, Rosa has not attempted to contest the divorce.
According to ABC, once things are finalized, Antonio and Rosa will become the world’s oldest divorcees. The title is currently held by a former British couple, Bertie and Jessie Wood, both aged 98, who went their separate ways in 2009 after 36 years of marriage.
They say men never forgive women for stepping out on them, guess it’s true no matter how long you’ve been together.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.