Talk back Francesco Totti. Former Captain of the Rome gave an interview to Corriere della Sera where he gave his version of the facts about the divorce from his ex-wife Ilary Blasi. The two were married on June 19 on live television at the Aracoeli Church.
Totti’s words on his divorce
Francesco Totti, knows what is the most clicked and debated topic on the Net in 2022, more than Covid, the war, the queen …
Stop. 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.
It is not so?
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.
You and Ilary are the topic of the year because you were beautiful. It seemed like a fairy tale: the most loved footballer, the TV star.
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.
She was over forty.
Yes, but I’ve been playing in Serie A since I was sixteen. And some things you miss. The adrenaline, the fatigue. I also said it, in my farewell speech at the stadium: “I’m afraid, stay close to me”. And the Romanists have never left me alone.
And you, Totti, didn’t you make mistakes?
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.
She, Totti, had an affair with Noemi Bocchi.
It is not so.
Dagospia has published a photo in which on December 4th 2021 you are sitting not far away at the stadium.
Noemi was not at the stadium with me. We arrived with different cars, we had different seats. Do you think I’m taking my lover to the Olimpico? A more intimate environment isn’t it? However, it is true that I already knew her. And I frequented her as a friend of hers, with her padel friends. Our story began after the New Year. And it consolidated in March 2022. I repeat: I was not the first to betray.
In September of last year the rumors began to arrive: look that Ilary has another one. Indeed, more than one.
Did she believe it?
It seemed impossible to me. Instead I found the messages.
What happens 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.