Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced on Friday that she has separated from her television journalist partner Andrea Giambruno, who has drawn criticism in recent weeks for his alleged sexist comments.
Last week, Meloni told the reporters that she should not be judged based on her husband’s comments and in the future she would refrain from any answering any questions regarding Giambruno’s behaviour.
The split comes as the 46-year-old celebrates her first year in the office at the head of a right-wing coalition government that has defended the traditional family as one of its policy hallmarks.
“My relationship with Andrea Giambruno, which lasted almost 10 years, ends here,” Meloni wrote on her social media accounts. She added that their paths have gone different ways for some time now, “and the time has come to acknowledge it.”
La mia relazione con Andrea Giambruno, durata quasi dieci anni, finisce qui. Lo ringrazio per gli anni splendidi che abbiamo trascorso insieme, per le difficoltà che abbiamo attraversato, e per avermi regalato la cosa più importante della mia vita, che è nostra figlia Ginevra.… pic.twitter.com/1IpvfN8MgA
— Giorgia Meloni (@GiorgiaMeloni) October 20, 2023
The PM pressed that she won’t be distracted by the difficulties in her private life, saying, “all those who hoped to weaken me by striking me at home,” would have no success.