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Colin Firth and his spouse Livia Giuggioli are nonetheless going robust, regardless of the affair and stalking scandal that broke earlier this month.
The couple made their first public look collectively on the Chopard Press Convention at Baselworld 2018 in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday alongside Julianne Moore. Livia hosted the Q & A occasion, wherein Colin and Julianne mentioned Chopard’s newest initiative.
The couple’s public look Thursday comes simply two weeks after Livia admitted to having a previous affair together with her alleged stalker. In an announcement to E! Information on March 9, the couple’s rep addressed Livia’s former romance with Marco Brancaccia.
“A number of years in the past Colin and Livia privately made the choice to separate. Throughout that point Livia briefly grew to become concerned with former buddy Mr Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited,” the rep advised E! Information. “Subsequently, Mr Brancaccia carried out a daunting marketing campaign of harassment over a number of months, a lot of which is documented. As a consequence of his stalking, threats and refusal to desist, the authorized grievance was lodged with the Italian authorities.”
The couple’s rep additionally mentioned they by no means spoke publicly concerning the affair for “apparent causes.” However Colin and Livia felt the necessity to deal with it when La Repubblica revealed particulars of the police investigation prompted by Giuggioli’s accusations.
“The reporting this week on this case is known to be the consequence of a leaked courtroom doc,” the rep added. “That is enormously to be regretted. It doesn’t serve the pursuits of any of the events concerned.”
Italian journalist Brancaccia denied the stalking allegations to The Instances on March 9 and to Individuals days later, telling the journal that he is solely contacted the couple a couple of occasions since his 11-month affair with the Livia got here to an finish in 2016.
“The fact is that Livia and I’ve identified one another since we had been youths, then in 2015-2016 we had an 11-month love affair,” Brancaccia advised the publication. “After it led to June 2016 I by no means known as her once more. I did ship her two WhatsApp messages, one joyful birthday [text message] and an e-mail to Colin, the latter which I actually remorse.”
He went on to share, “It was despatched out in a second of frustration, disappointment—a horrible second. Within the e-mail to Colin—which now on reflection I actually remorse sending—I knowledgeable him of the affair I had with Livia. I might by no means now ship that e-mail. It was a horrible mistake, a lot in order that I even apologized. However to go from that to being made out to be a stalker is simply not proper.”