After the broadcast of a questionable recording, Prime Minister Georgia Meloni announced her separation from her partner.

“My relationship with Andrea Giambruno lasted almost ten years […] Our paths have diverged for some time and the time has come to pay attention,” he wrote in a message posted on social networks, along with a selfie from several years ago in which he can now be seen smiling with his ex-partner. Daughter, still very young, Ginevra, now 7 years old.

“I thank him for the wonderful years we spent together, for the difficulties we faced, for giving me the most important thing in my life, and for our daughter Ginevra,” the 46-year-old prime minister added.

The announcement comes after 42-year-old Andrea Giambruno aired statements recorded without her knowledge on the sidelines of a show she hosts on private channel Rete4.

The comments were aired this week in a satirical show on Canale 5, another channel of the Berlusconi family’s Mediaset group.

In Thursday evening’s recording, the journalist says to a colleague: “What’s your name? Do we already know each other? Where have I seen you before? Was I drunk?” before adding: “How my love? Did you know that XXX (name redacted) and I are in a relationship? Everyone at Mediaset knows, and so are you now. But we’re looking for a third participant. You want to be part of our task force, would you like that?”

“Stay home!”

The statements apparently made headlines in Italian media and social networks, creating an embarrassing situation for the ultraconservative leader, who has been in power for a year and presented herself as “a Christian mother” during her election campaign.

Andrea Giambruno, an attractive brunette with blue eyes and good presence, was already at the center of many controversies. In September, he spoke of “change” when talking about immigrants, before apologizing.

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On the painful subject of rape, he said: “If you avoid getting drunk or unconscious, you also avoid some problems.”

Finally, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, who was vacationing in Italy, lamented the heat (“If things continue like this, these vacation spots won’t have a long-term future”), to which he replied in a controversial tone: “If it doesn’t suit you, stay home.

Georgia Meloni concluded her Friday message with this sentence: “Everyone who tried to attack my family and try to weaken me knows that even if you try to dig up a stone, a stone remains a stone, a drop is only a little water.”

His two deputy prime ministers expressed their solidarity with him.

Matteo Salvini, head of the Anti-Immigration League, which is part of the government coalition, hastened to post a message of solidarity with his friend and political rival on social networks: “Very warm greetings to Georgia with my friendship and my support. . Keep your head up and move forward!

“Giorgia, I greet you warmly,” wrote the other deputy prime minister, Antonio Tajani, the foreign minister and head of Forza Italia, the conservative party founded by Silvio Berlusconi.

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