It isn’t very easy to find celebrity couples who have a long-lasting marriage. Adding on to the list of “difficulty” is actor Colin Firth with his wife Lavia Giuggioli, who has recently called it quits.

While Coin has been the face of Hollywood for some time now, you might not know a lot about his spouse. So, here’s everything you need to know about the Italian producer, Livia Giuggioli.

Livia Giuggioli Bio: Early Life & Education

Lavia Giuggioli was born on September 4, 1969, in Rome, Italy. Furthermore, she holds the nationality of Italian. Likewise, Giuggioli comes of white ethnic descent.

Italian producer Livia Giuggioli

There aren’t any details about Livia’s early education or parents. As such, the names of her parents remain hidden from the world. However, we know that she grew up alongside her three siblings.

Despite her parents’ opposition, Livia still managed to pursue her dreams. She attended the University of Rome and majored in film studies.

Professional Career

As soon as Lavia Giuggioli completed her studies, she dove into documentary filmmaking. Her first project was the film, Giuseppe Tornatore: A Dream Dreamt in Sicily. During the 90’s she partnered with producer Fernando Ghia working on the TV mini-series Nostromo. In 2006 she founded the company Nana Productions with husband Colin Firth producing the film, In Prison My Whole Life.

The Love Actually star, Colin Firth with wife Livia Giuggioli at the Oscars

Apart from film producing, she also became actively involved in favoring eco-friendly fashion institutions such as Bangladeshi Fashion houses in 2009. She also writes an online green fashion column for Vogue magazine. 

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The film producer is also an environmental activist. Livia, along with her brother and close friend, Ivo Coulson, founded a shop and consultancy outfit that promotes eco-friendly fashion products called Eco-Age. The shop currently operates in Chiswick, London. Being the Creative Director of Eco-Age, she has attracted investments from several corporate companies with the help of her Green Carpet Challenge.

Relationship with Colin Firth

After meeting on the set of Nostromo in 1996, Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth married a year later on June 21, 1997, in Città di Pieve in Italy. The couple welcomed their eldest child, Luca Firth, on March 29, 2001, and the youngest Matteo Firth in August 2003. The Love Actually star and Livia Giuggioli lived in between their homes in Rome and London with their two sons.

Actor Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli during their wedding on June 21, 1997 in Città di Pieve in Italy

While The King’s Speech actor was committed to his wife, it was revealed that in March, Mrs. Firth was alleged to have a year-long affair with her childhood friend, Marco Brancaccia. The Italian journalist Marco was also accused of stalking Livia. The 55 years old Marco later told The Times that Livia falsely made the accusations of covering up their affair back in 2015-2016.

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After three years of living together, the couple announced their split on December 13, 2019. The two had already previously decided on going separate ways. Even if the two ended their 22 years of marriage, they will still maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children.