Roma legend Francesco Totti has revealed his marriage nearly ended due to a hairless cat.
Totti was surprised when his spouse, Ilary Blasi, introduced the animal into their dwelling.
The previous Italy striker admitted the cat ‘nearly brought on us to interrupt up’, earlier than ultimately falling in love with it.
Totti, who married Ilary in a televised marriage ceremony in 2005, instructed former teammate Christian Vieri in an Instagram Reside Story: “I used to be livid with my spouse, she purchased a hairless cat and known as it Donna Paola.
“It’s boiling. At night time, it insists on sleeping inside our mattress, subsequent to our legs. She’s a really affectionate cat, however nearly brought on us to interrupt up.
“Ilary wished a cat in any respect prices and I used to be adamant we shouldn’t. At some point, she introduced it dwelling, as a result of finally she makes all the choices on this household.
“We didn’t communicate for days, however in the long run, I fell in love with the cat too.”
Totti spent his whole profession at Roma, scoring 307 objectives in 785 appearances for the Serie A giants earlier than retiring in 2017.
He additionally made 58 appearances for Italy and helped his nation win the 2006 World Cup.
Regardless of being a membership legend, Totti refuses to go to Roma’s coaching floor, even when his son Cristian performs for the Below-15s, whereas James Pallotta is president.
He mentioned: ”Look, so long as the scenario is like this, I cannot set foot in Trigoria.
“Each time I drop Cristian off for coaching, I keep outdoors the gate. Typically I sit within the automobile and really feel like crying to suppose that after 30 years, I can’t even set foot in there now.
“I left and that’s that. I nonetheless have nice buddies they usually come outdoors the gate to say hiya.
“From time to time, my son asks me to come back in to look at him play, however I can’t do it. That may kill me.”