Saturday April 18 2020
Totti: 'Cat almost ruined marriage'

Francesco Totti reveals the biggest threat to his marriage with TV presenter Ilary Blasi was Donna Paola – her cat. “We didn’t speak for days.”

The Roma legend was speaking to his former Italy teammate and friend Christian Vieri on Instagram Live when discussing the topic of family life, especially during the lockdown.

“I was furious with my wife, she bought a hairless cat and called it Donna Paola,” said Totti.

“It’s boiling. At night, it insists on sleeping inside our bed, next to our legs. She’s a very affectionate cat, but almost caused us to break up.

“Ilary wanted a cat at all costs and I was adamant we shouldn’t. One day, she brought it home, because ultimately she makes all the decisions in this family.

“We didn’t speak for days, but in the end, I fell in love with the cat too.”

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