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Colin Firth's wife dated alleged stalker during brief spilt with actor

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Veteran Colin Firth's wife Giuggioli has revealed that she briefly dated Marco Brancaccia, her alleged stalker, during a "secret" split with the Hollywood star.

The couple's representatives announced that they briefly split three years ago but reunited shortly, after which Brancaccia harassed the Italian

The was out in the open as they were involved in a police investigation, reported.

"A few years ago Colin and privately made the decision to separate. During that time briefly became involved with former friend Mr Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited.

"Subsequently, Mr Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented. For obvious reasons, the Firths have never had any desire to make this matter public," the statement from Firth and Guiggioli read.

Brancaccia has denied stalking Guiggioli and has claimed she wanted to leave Firth "for me".

The couple married in 1997 and have two children Luca, 16, and Matteo, 14.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 16:25 IST