She chose to save her career. In the early 2000s, Anne Hathaway, a young actress who was starting to make a name for herself in Hollywood, met Raffaello Follieri, a handsome Italian, through mutual friends. The couple will then live for four years a beautiful romance. But in 2008, everything changed. In June of that year, the real estate developer was arrested by the American police. He is accused of fraud and money laundering, having bought land at knock-down prices in the United States while presenting himself as a Vatican official. Raffaello Follieri is finally sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

But just before her arrest, Anne Hathaway had wanted to end her relationship with her companion. In an interview with the DailyMail in July 2021, this break was linked to his legal concerns. “That night Annie called me from Los Angeles, where she was answering questions from the press. We were on the phone for 10 minutes talking about when she could be home. If I remember correctly , Annie’s last words were ‘I love you forever’ and we ended the call. It was June 24, 2008 and it was 2am. At 6am, I been arrested. I never spoke to Annie again,” he said. And to clarify: “I think she made a professional decision. She decided that saving her career was the most important thing. I am not bitter. You can look into my eyes. I was hurt”. Now free, Raffaello Follieri is banned from the United States.

Anne Hathaway now happy in the arms of Adam Schulman

As for Anne Hathaway, she is now enjoying happy days with her new darling, Adam Schulman. After formalizing their relationship in November 2008, the two lovebirds got married on September 29, 2012. They also celebrated ten years of their union a few months ago. A few months before, the 40-year-old actress had agreed to discuss their love story in the columns of Elle magazine. “Before we got married, someone said to me, ‘Marriage is a laboratory.’ We do tests, if it works, so much the better, if not… It is true that we bet on ourselves. In full confinement, the number of times I looked at my husband while thinking: ‘I am so happy let it be you!’ I made the best choice,” she said. Fully fulfilled, Anne Hathaway and Adam Schulman have also become parents of two boys: Jonathan, born in 2016, and Jack, born in 2019.

Anne Hathaway: why did her ex Raffaello Follieri go to prison?

Anne Hathaway and Raffaello Follieri © SGP

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