Mr Totti was asked how it felt to be considered Italy’s most glamorous and enviable couple.
“Fairy tales don’t exist. We had ups and downs, like any couple. And then something broke (in the relationship).”
The difficulties started in 2016, just before he gave up his life as a professional footballer. said Mr. Totti. “Quitting playing wasn’t easy. It was a bit like dying. I was in a fragile state, I missed the connection to the sport and Ilary didn’t understand the pain.”
The collapse of marriage since spring 2021 came as a big shock to many Italians, who had come to see partnership as a constant in their lives.
A commentator said on Wednesday the split had amplified feelings that familiar aspects of daily life were crumbling amid war in Ukraine, an energy crisis and the uncertainty of a new far-reaching prime minister. right.
“Their separation adds to the feeling that the world is ending, because we believed in them,” said the commentator for La Stampa, a major Italian daily.
“We were sure they were different, almost Disney-esque, he was good and she was adorable. That they were different from footballers and their girlfriends who continually dump each other. We can now add the end of their marriage to other more serious signs of the coming Apocalypse.