There have long been rumors of a love crisis between Italian soccer legend Francesco Totti and his wife Ilary Blasi. They denied this for a long time. But now Ilary announced the love off.

Italian soccer idol Francesco Totti and his wife, actress Ilary Blasi, have been together for more than 20 years. Married for 17 of those years. After many rumors about a possible love crisis, which both denied for a long time, the 41-year-old now confirmed to the Italian news agency “Ansa”: “After 20 years together and three wonderful children, my marriage to Francesco is over. The separation will remain a private matter and there will be no further explanations from me.”

The former footballer also commented on the separation: “I tried to overcome the crisis in my marriage, but today I understand that the decision to separate, even if it is painful, is unavoidable.” Everything he “Whatever I have said or done in recent months is to protect his children,” Totti said. He wants to continue to pull together with his estranged wife, for the sake of the children. “I trust in the greatest possible respect for our privacy, especially for the peace of our children,” Totti then emphasized to “Ansa”.

On June 19, 2005, Francsesco Totti and Ilary Blasi married. The ceremony was televised live. Her son Cristian was born just five months later. Two years later, Chanel saw the light of day and then Isabel in 2016. Totti was a professional footballer in his heart club AS Roma for more than 25 years until 2017. He has also been a volunteer UNICEF ambassador since 2003.