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Groom brings mother on honeymoon, wife files for divorce

By Daily Mail | Published Tue, November 6th 2012 at 00:00, Updated November 6th 2012 at 10:11 GMT +3

-Adapted from Daily Mail

A fed up woman has filed for divorce just one month after her wedding because her husband insisted on bringing his mother on their honeymoon.

The couple, Stefano, 39, and beautician Marianna, 36, who can only be identified by the Christian names because of Italian privacy laws, married after a twelve month whirlwind romance.

But after a lavish church ceremony in December things began to go wrong within hours of the wedding when Stefano's elderly mother appeared at the airport to catch their honeymoon flight to Paris.

Stefano, a stationery salesmen, had booked a separate room for his mother at the five-star hotel where they were staying and claimed he could not leave her in Rome because she was 'ill'.

Lawyer Giacinto Canzona, representing Marianna, said: 'She wants a divorce because of her husband's excessive emotional attachment to his mother.

'The mother-in-law was already living next door to the couple and things were already tense but for her the straw that broke the camel's back was when she found out she was coming on honeymoon with them.

'All three travelled to Paris and it was a very tense situation made worse by the fact that the honeymoon coincided with the Christmas holidays, so Marianna spent a lot of time with her mother-in-law and decided she could not cope with it.

'There are no children involved and my client is looking for a quick resolution to this - she is not even looking for maintenance from her husband so hopefully the judge will decide quickly.'

He added that Marianna has since left the home they shared in Rome and had returned to her home town of Naples.

Italian men have a reputation for being close to their mothers and studies have shown that even when they have found work, they remain at home until well into their 30s.

A recent study found that Italy has the highest percentage of adult males who live with their parents, with 90 per cent remaining their until they married.

Four years ago the government introduced incentive loans to help pay for rent and mortgages in a bid to get adults to leave home.

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