A 99-year-old Italian man, Antonio C, has divorced his 96-year-old wife after he discovered she cheated on him in the 1940s.
Antonio was going through an old chest of drawers when he discovered a love letter written by his wife, Rosa.
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His wife confessed everything but was unable to persuade her husband to reconsider his decision.
She wrote the letters to her lover during a secret affair in the 1940s, according to court papers released in Rome.
They have five children, a dozen grandchildren and one great-grand child.
The couple met during the 1930s when Antonio was posted as a young Carabinieri officer to Naples.
The previous oldest couple to divorce were Bertie and Jessie Wood, both aged 98, from the UK.
The pair ended their 36-year marriage in 2009 when they were both two years away from their 100th birthdays.
They got married in Elstree, Hertfordshire, in 1972, having both ended previous marriages, before moving to Falmouth, Cornwall four years later.