A 99-year-old Italian man called Antonio is divorcing his wife Rosa of 77 years after he came across letters she had written to a secret lover in the 1940s which was about 60years old.
The 96-year-old woman, identified in court papers as Rosa , reportedly confessed to having an affair 60 years ago, and then tried desperately to persuade her hubby to stay.
Antonio refused and filed for divorce giving up on nearly eight decades of marriage.
During their marriage the couple gave birth to five children three boys and two girls , a dozen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The uncovering of the letters inside an old chest of drawers was the final straw for a relationship that had already been rocky: 10 years ago, the husband moved out to live with one of the sons, but returned weeks later.
The Italian press attributed the bitter break-up to the couple’s southern roots – he is originally from Olbia in Sardinia, while his wife was born in Naples.
The former lovebirds met in the 1930s when Antontio was a military officer based in Naples.
Once the divorce is finalized, the pair could take the record for world’s oldest divorcees.