Francesco Totti opens up on the breakdown of his marriage

‘I stopped playing then lost my father to COVID… she was not there for me’: Francesco Totti reveals he’s suffered with depression as he opens up on bitter breakdown of his marriage since retirement

  • Francesco Totti and his wife Ilary Blasi announced their separation in July 2022 
  • Totti has said that his wife did not support him when he stopped playing football
  • He has also claimed that she was not there to comfort him when his father died
  • Totti has stated that he caught his wife being unfaithful to him last year
  • He has revealed that his wife’s infidelity led to him suffering with depression

Roma legend Francesco Totti has claimed that his marriage to Ilary Blasi broke down as she did not support him following his retirement from football and when his father passed away due to Covid-19.

Totti married former showgirl and TV presenter Blasi in 2005, and the pair have three children together. However, they announced that they had separated in July, and Totti has now revealed the reasons behind the split.

The 45-year-old retired from football in 2017 and has admitted that he struggled to cope without being out on the pitch, and he then lost his father to Covid in October 2020. During these challenging times, he feels that his wife was not there to comfort him.

‘I have lived through a difficult period, first because I stopped playing and then my father died due to Covid,’ Totti told Corriere della Sera, as quoted by Marca.

‘I also had a strong Covid for 15 days. However, my wife, when I needed her most, was not there.’

Following their break-up, there has been some speculation that Totti may have cheated on Blasi as he now has a new partner, Noemi Bocchi.

However, Totti has looked to set the record straight, stating that he found out last year that his wife had been cheating on him.

Francesco Totti said farewell to the Roma fans on the pitch back in 2017 and was accompanied by his wife Ilary Blasi and their three children

Totti and Blasi married in 2005, but announced their separation as a couple earlier this year

‘It is not true that I was the first to betray. I said I was not going to speak and I did not, but I have read too many hoaxes in recent weeks. Some have even made my children suffer,’ he continued.

‘In September of last year the rumors began to reach me: “look, Ilary has another one. Indeed, more than one.”

‘I had never done it in twenty years, nor had she ever done it with me. But when I received warnings from different people, whom I trust, I began to suspect. 

‘I looked at her cell phone and I saw that there was a third person, who acted as an intermediary between Ilary and another.’

Totti has acknowledged that finding out about his wife’s infidelity badly affected his mental health, and he has credited Bocchi for helping him get through this difficult period in his life.

Totti has said that his wife cheated on him and did not support him during difficult moments

‘Here was the evidence (of the affair). The facts. And that led me to depression. 

‘I could no longer pretend that nothing was happening, but it wasn’t me anymore, it was someone else. I got out thanks to Noemi,’ he added.

Totti and Blasi now look likely to settle their issues in court, but Totti hopes it will not get to that point.

‘I fear that with Ilary it will end up in court. I still hope that we can reach an agreement. 

‘Now I am silent. This afternoon, it cost me six months of life. I would have preferred a thousand times to talk about football and Roma, which I always carry in my heart,’ he said.

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