Posh & Becks split in Italy worsens: Francesco Totti takes wife’s handbags hostage

Italy’s Posh & Becks split gets nastier: Ex-footballer Francesco Totti takes handbags ‘hostage’ from wife of 17, Ilary Blasi, after accusing TV presenter of ‘running away’ » with his Rolexes

  • Former Italian footballer Francesco Totti and Illary Blasi married 17 years ago
  • The couple, nicknamed Italian Posh and Becks, have always been considered inseparable
  • The former Roma striker has accused Miss Blasi of cheating and stealing his Rolex watches
  • He took his designer shoes and handbags until the watches were returned

Designer handbags and Rolex watches are currencies that few of us can rely on.

But these luxury items are now at the center of a rift between Italian ex-footballer Francesco Totti and his 17-year-old wife Ilary Blasi.

The couple, nicknamed Italian Posh and Becks, were considered inseparable.

But Totti accused Miss Blasi of cheating on him and running off with his Rolex watches.

And in response, the ex-Roma striker has taken her collection of designer shoes and handbags “hostage” until her watches are returned to her.

“What was I supposed to do?” I hid the bags hoping for an exchange,” he told Milan-based Corriere della Sera.

Designer handbags and Rolex watches are at the center of a bitter split between Totti and Miss Blasi (pictured together)

His future ex-father-in-law was also accused of helping to empty his collection “including boxes and guarantees”.

A source close to Totti told Italian media: “All she has to do is give the watches back and that’s it.”

Miss Blasi made a video apparently mocking Totti on Instagram posing outside a Rolex boutique.

But she took serious action regarding her designer bags and shoes, asking a judge to order their return.

Totti, 46, split from the 41-year-old TV presenter and mother of their three children in July.

The couple, nicknamed Italian Posh and Becks, were considered inseparable.  Pictured: The couple on their wedding day in 2005

The couple, nicknamed Italian Posh and Becks, were considered inseparable. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day in 2005

Totti, 46, split from the 41-year-old TV presenter and mother of their three children in July (pictured all together in their last game against Roma)

Totti, 46, split from the 41-year-old TV presenter and mother of their three children in July (pictured all together in their last game against Roma)

Totti is now heading into a bitter divorce battle over claims he rejected Miss Blasi’s claims for £32,000 a month in maintenance.

“We were sure they were different, almost Disney, he was good and she was adorable,” wrote a commentator in Italian newspaper La Stampa.

Totti decided to go through his wife’s phone after hearing rumors last year that she was cheating on him.

“I had never done it in 20 years, and she had never done it with me either. But when I received warnings from different people, whom I trust, I started to suspect,” he said, adding that he was “not the first to cheat” in the wedding.

Miss Blasi did not address the infidelity charges but said: ‘I discovered things that would ruin 50 families.