Francesco Totti confesses: “I was not the first to betray. I found Ilary’s messages …”

Francesco Totti confesses: “I was not the first to betray. I found Ilary’s messages …”
Francesco Totti confesses: “I was not the first to betray. I found Ilary’s messages …”
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I was not the first to betray!“. To say it is Francesco Tottiafter the endless rumors that continue to chase each other about the end of his marriage with Ilary Blasi. But for the first time it was the player who told the whole truth about him in a very recent interview with Corriere della Sera.

This story is not gossip for me. This story is flesh and blood to me. My life is involved. There are three people involved that I love more than myself: my children, whom I want to protect in every way. And there is a love that lasted twenty years. I would have expected everything, except for it to end like this. I said I wasn’t going to talk and I didn’t. But I’ve read too much nonsense, too many hoaxes. Some have even made my children suffer. Thats enough.

Among the nonsense read around, one in particular second Totti:

That the culprit of the breakup would be only me. That the marriage would end because of my betrayal. I want to clarify this point: I was not the first to betray. Then I’ll be silent again. Whatever will be replied to me, I will shut up. Because my priority is to protect my children.

It’s still:

Fairy tales don’t exist. We’ve had ups and downs, like any couple. Then something broke. The real crisis exploded between March and April last year. But I had been suffering for some time. It all started in 2016. My penultimate year as a footballer. Quitting isn’t easy. It’s a bit like dying. […] I was fragile, I lacked references, and Ilary did not understand the importance of this pain. Then he arrived on October 12, 2021.

My dad is dead. Covid. And I last saw it on August 26th. I knew he was sick, and I couldn’t visit him. My dad was always there for me, he never lost a trip. He never paid me a compliment, but with the others he was very proud: Francesco is number one, he said. Then I took Covid too, in violent form: 25 days locked up at home, I was about to end up in hospital. In short, it was a terrible time for me. Luckily there were the children. Finally I was able to spend more time with Cristian, Chanel and Isabel. My wife, on the other hand, when I needed her most, wasn’t there. In the spring of 2021 we went into crisis definitively. The last year has been tough. There was no more dialogue, there was no longer anything.

Francis admitted that he too made mistakes himself:

Of course. When it breaks, it breaks in two: 50 and 50. I should have been with her more, alone. Instead, on the weekend I organized with friends. Ilary was also there; but I should have taken her to dinner, given her more attention.

The intermediary was “Alessia, Ilary’s hairdresser, her friend“. While, as regards the other, “Don’t let me tell you the name. He is a totally different person from me, who belongs to a world very far from mine, and fortunately. It was a shock. Not only that Ilary had someone else; but that he might be interested in such a man. Yet he had it“.

To further upset him would have been the content of those messages:

Something like: let’s meet at the hotel; no, it’s more prudent of me. […] I kept it all inside. I haven’t told anyone, not even Vito Scala, the friend who has been by my side since I was eleven. I am not one who turns a blind eye, but I preferred to ignore it. I sent down, not to break the family, to protect the kids. I suffered like a dog. She said to me: this year I stay a little longer in Milan, I go back to Rome less, and I thought: I believe it, you have this other one … But I still hoped it wasn’t true.

Totti did not hide the attempts to mend those tears with Ilary:


We tried a little, but not completely. Nobody wanted to try anything more. Let’s say it wasn’t a great attempt. I knew what she had done, even if I didn’t say anything so as not to damage her image of her, especially while she was doing the Island of the Famous. And she probably got bored. Because the marriage was actually over.

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Thus came the announcement of the breakup through two separate press releases:

I would have preferred a single press release, signed by both of us, to say that we had tried to overcome the difficulties but we had not succeeded. Ilary refused: because she had gone on TV to deny, to ensure that she was all right; and she couldn’t take it back. So she wrote her statement about her, to claim that she had done something to save the relationship, and I didn’t.

I didn’t want to go to court. So I proposed: we think first of the children, we leave the house to them, and we take turns, we make three days for each one. I didn’t want to see the guys with the suitcase in their hand, between Eur and North Rome. But Ilary said no. So I proposed to divide the house, after all it is large. Or get one all for yourself. Nothing to do: only she wants to stay in the house, and that’s it. Then we didn’t speak anymore, because she left with her sister for Tanzania. A vacation paid for by me.

That’s not all. Her father went with her to empty the safety deposit boxes, and he took away my watch collection. She didn’t even leave the guarantees, not even the boxes. There are some very valuable Rolexes. She claims that I gave them to her; but if they are men’s watches. I refuse to think it’s a question of money. If anything, it’s a spite.

Conversely he:

I hid the bags from her, hoping for an exchange … (Totti smiles) But there was no way. And that’s not all. You got a private investigator to follow me. People very close to her put bedbugs in my car, and the GPS to know where I was going; when it was enough for him to ask me. Other people have stationed themselves under Noemi’s house….[…] And where is the scandal? By now everyone knows about our history. I try to live it with discretion, always so as not to upset the kids.

Even the three children have now understood that something is wrong between the mother and the father and they are trying to digest it, but Francesco did not hide an unfortunate event that happened this summer:

Isabel is still small, but I guess she has it all figured out by now. Also because at some point she took her away from me. The deal was: July with her mother, August with me. Then Ilary worried that Isabel missed her, but I calmed her down: Isabel was fine, and then we made video calls every day. Instead she arrived in Sabaudia and took her by boat to Croatia.

And now:

I do not know. I fear that with Ilary he will end up in court. I still hope that we can find an agreement and end this story here. For sure, now I am silent. I don’t know if it’s understood, but this afternoon it cost me six months to live. I would have preferred a thousand times to give her an interview to talk about football and Roma, which I always carry in my heart.

The article is in Italian

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