Colin Firth’s wife Livia reveals ‘stalker’ hell – with the man she had an affair with

Colin Firth's wife Livia has made claims that an Italian journalist is "harrassing" her, prompting a police investigation in Italy.

It’s been alleged that former lover, Marco Brancaccia, 55, has been sending threatening texts and making persistent phone calls to Livia. It’s also reported that he has sent emails to Colin.

A spokesman for Italy’s Carabinieri police told The Times, “A complaint has been made by the couple to prosecutors and the police have been investigating.”

Italian film producer Livia, who has been married to Colin since 1997, has since confessed that she had an affair with the Marco. The romance took place whilst Livia Giuggioli, 48, was still married to Colin, in 2015-2016. Colin and Livia have also claimed that Marco is a former friend.

The revelation comes after Marco claimed that Livia had fabricated the stalking claims to cover up their extra-marital relationship.

But the couple have now confirmed in a statement to The Times that they were on a break during that period.

It read, ‘A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. During that time Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr. Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited.’

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While the statement sees Livia confessing to the affair, it explains that, shortly after, ‘Mr Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented.’

Mr Branacaccia has also issued a statement on the matter.

He has claimed to The Times that the ‘stalking’ accusations are false. It read, ‘We were romantically involved, she wanted to leave Colin for me. My ‘stalking’ consisted of two messages via WhatsApp after she ended our relationship in June 2016, and an email.

‘I wrote an email to Colin about my relationship with Livia, which I now regret sending. And she filed a complaint against me for stalking out of fear that I could go public with what she had revealed to me about her marriage and work. In a year she sent me hundreds of messages of love, photos and videos, even a diary.’

Details of the matter and the investigation first came to light following a report in Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Colin and Livia have been married for 21 years, and share two teenage sons.

The family now spend much of their time in Italy, after Colin, 57, gained dual citizenship.

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