Colin Firth and his wife of 20 years, Livia Giuggioli, were apparently separated during her affair with an Italian journalist, Marco Brancaccia. Credit: Getty Images

Colin Firth and his wife of 20 years, Livia Giuggioli, were apparently separated during her affair with an Italian journalist, Marco Brancaccia. Credit: Getty Images

Colin Firth is no mere mortal.

 

 

Everyone who's seen "Pride and Prejudice" knows he is A Man

 

 

He might even be The Man, unless you have another explanation for his chav-busting moves in Kingsman at age 54.

 

Now that we've established the facts, any mere mortal who managed to bag this Man would be insane to let him go, yes? Yet that's exactly what his wife of 20 years, Livia Giuggioli, did — and then had an affair with an Italian man who she now claims is stalking her.

All this dirty laundry came out today after Giuggioli, 48, admitted the affair with an Italian journalist named Marco Brancaccia to The Times newspaper in the U.K.

"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," a spokesperson for the couple told the Times. "The Firths have since reunited. Subsequently, Mr. Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented."

Police in Italy are investigating the man, Marco Brancaccia, who told the Times a very different version of the story. He claims Giuggioli made up the accusation to cover up their concensual affair that took place from 2015 to 2016, during which she sent him "hundreds of messages of love, photos and videos, even a diary."

It's all even more confusing if you know that both Firth and Giuggioli describe meeting each other as classic love at first sight. Maybe the affair was a case of too much of having a good thing. Or at least, that's the only explanation we can think of for stepping out on Colin Firth.