Anne Hathaway’s conman ex-boyfriend divulges details about their relationship.
Anne Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend, who served over four years in prison for fraud, has spoken out about their relationship.
Anne Hathaway’s convicted conman ex-boyfriend has spoken out about their relationship.
Raffaello Follieri and Hathaway began dating in 2004 and remained together until 2008, when he was arrested for fraud.
After pleading guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy, the Italian property developer was sentenced to four years in prison.
It was alleged that he used investor funds to fund his extravagant lifestyle and to purchase extravagant gifts for Hathaway.
Follieri opened up about his famous ex in a new interview with the Daily Mail, claiming Hathaway cut off communication with him after he was arrested.
“That evening [prior to his arrest], Annie called me from Los Angeles, where she was doing press for the film Get Smart,” he explained. “We spent ten minutes on the phone discussing when she might return. Annie’s final words, if I recall correctly, were, ‘I love you forever,’ and we ended the call. That was 2 a.m. on 24 June 2008. I was arrested at 6 a.m. Annie and I never spoke again.
“I believe she made a business decision not to contact me,” he said of Hathaway’s decision not to contact him. “She determined that preserving her career was paramount. I am not resentful. You may examine my eyes. I am not angry, but I have been hurt.”
When Hathaway hosted Saturday Night Live in October 2018, she joked about Follieri’s arrest.
“I ended my relationship with my boyfriend, and two weeks later, he was arrested for fraud. I mean, haven’t we all been there, ladies?” As the actress put it.
In 2012, the Princess Diaries star married businessman Adam Shulman, with whom she shares two children.
Follieri, on the other hand, has since been released from prison and has rebuilt his business empire, which is estimated to be worth more than $275 million.
He is married to Konstantina, with whom he is expecting their second child.
“If there is one positive to come out of this, it is an appreciation for the importance of having the right person beside you – someone you trust. Follieri told the Daily Mail, “I trusted the wrong people.”
“Throughout my four years [in prison], Konstantina visited me. My wife is a person with a lot of heart. She genuinely cares about me, not about what I have or can afford. If I decided to leave tomorrow and live a simple life, she would be fine with it.”