According to the Telegraph, a ninety-nine year old Italian man has set a new record: world’s oldest divorce petitioner. The man, identified only as “Antonio C.”, discovered letters indicating that his ninety-six year old wife “Rosa C.” had carried on an affair during the 1940s. The devastated man confronted his wife, who admitted that she had indeed been unfaithful some 70-odd years ago. Antonio has since filed for divorce.
The couple, who briefly separated approximately ten years ago, have five children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Antonio now has the distinction of being the world’s oldest known divorce petitioner, surpassing a 98 year old couple who divorced in England in 2009.