Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced on Friday that she and her partner, television journalist Andrea Giambruno, have separated. Giambruno had been under scrutiny in recent weeks for making sexist comments.
Meloni had previously stated that she should not be held accountable for Giambruno’s remarks and vowed not to address questions about his behavior in the future.
In a social media submit, Meloni shared, “My courting with Andrea Giambruno, which lasted almost 10 years, ends here. Our paths have diverged for a while, and the time has come to acknowledge it.”
She expressed her willpower not to let her private lifestyles difficulties distract her, maintaining that attempts to weaken her with the aid of focused on her non-public existence would not be triumphant.
The couple, who first met in a TV studio in 2014, has a seven-yr-antique daughter collectively.
Giambruno, aged 42, is a presenter on a news program broadcast by Mediaset, which is part of the MFE media group owned by the family of the late Silvio Berlusconi, a former prime minister and a political ally of Meloni.
This week, a satirical current affairs television show on Mediaset aired off-air video clips from Giambruno’s program, which showed him using offensive language, making suggestive gestures, and appearing to make advances towards a female colleague. In one clip, he asks her, “Why didn’t I meet you before?”
Additionally, in a separate audio recording that surfaced on Thursday, Giambruno is heard discussing an affair and telling lady colleagues that they could paintings with him in the event that they participate in organization intercourse.
Giambruno had faced significant criticism in August for comments that were widely interpreted as victim-blaming in the context of a gang rape case.