Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years

British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli attending the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia in Milan, Italy, in September.
British actor Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli attending the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia in Milan, Italy, in September.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

LONDON • Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split up from his Italian film producer-wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage.

Their publicists said in a statement the couple "maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children".

The pair, who lived together in London and Rome, have two sons - Luca and Matteo - who were both born in Rome.

Firth, 59, who won a Best Actor Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2011 for his portrayal of stuttering British monarch King George VI in The King's Speech, also has a son with former partner Meg Tilly, 59, an actress.

Giuggioli, 50, is an environmental activist as well as co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age, a sustainable consultancy firm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2019, with the headline 'Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe