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Half a century - this is how long the love of famous Italian actors and musicians Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori lasts. Their happiness was not cloudless: there were quarrels, betrayals, partings, stormy reconciliations, passion, but most importantly, there was always love. After all, relationships cannot be perfect, this is what distinguishes real feelings from love on the screen. Ultimately, the only thing that matters is that they have been together for 50 years and are still incredibly happy.
Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori first met on the set of One Strange Type back in 1963. Adriano at that time was already an accomplished famous actor and singer, while Claudia's career was just beginning to go uphill. Shocked by the beauty of the young actress, the famous womanizer Celentano, who was in a relationship at that time, began to actively show Claudia attention and invite her on dates. However, his pressure, rather, scared the girl away than flattered her.
Therefore, each of his attempts was accompanied by a refusal, polite but unshakable. But one accident changed everything: during the filming, Claudia accidentally spilled water on the wires of the shooting equipment, thereby causing a short circuit. As a result, several glass shades burst on the site, and fragments of one of them cut Celentano's face.
Claudia got scared and approached Celentano with an apology. Undaunted, the young man immediately once again invited her out on a date, only this time she agreed. However, their romance ended as soon as it began - after the end of the film, the young people broke up. Adriano went on tour, and Claudia did not consider it necessary to follow him. However, a little later, Adriano, who could not forget the charming girl, invited her to his performance and in the final part of it publicly confessed his love to her. After that, the couple began a whirlwind romance.
Wedding and family life
The newlyweds secretly signed at 3 a.m. on July 14, 1964, hiding from the annoying paparazzi. Only closest friends were invited to the wedding. Despite the fact that the wedding almost fell through due to a violent quarrel between the bride and groom (Claudia did not like Adriano's tie), they still got married and exchanged vows of love and fidelity. Later, Claudia decided to end her career as an actress and singer in order to spend more time with her children and husband. She began to help her husband in every possible way in his work and, it should be said, that she did it very successfully. Claudia Mori became Adriano Celentano's real muse, as well as his PR manager, lawyer, image maker and administrator, while remaining a caring wife and mother of their three children.
Claudia created for Celentano the image of a daring, reckless and brutal womanizer, which he successfully followed both on the screen and in life. There are many cases when Claudia deliberately created scandalous stories related to Celentano in order to maintain his popularity with journalists. Once all the paparazzi gathered at the railroad, when Celentano, who allegedly quarreled with his wife and was going to commit suicide, was lying on the rails. After all the representatives of the press had gathered, Mori herself appeared "on the stage", crying and showering her husband with curses. At the last moment, when the train was only a few meters away, the great actor jumped off the track, and the couple showed the audience a passionate scene of reconciliation.
Or another case when Mori told the press that her husband did not stop traffic on one street. The paparazzi arrived at the scene and found Celentano dancing in the middle of the road. The actor revealed that he was just rehearsing a scene for a new film. Of course, after this escapade, the film's premiere was a huge success.
Thanks to the image created for Celentano by his wife, the actor became insanely popular. He enjoyed incredible success with women. The fans did not give him a pass, they called both day and night, pursued him. Claudia calmly reacted to this until her husband had an affair with Ornella Muti (his partner in the movie "The Taming of the Shrew"). Then Claudia left home with her children and left Celentano, giving him the opportunity to independently set priorities and decide who is more important to him. And although the upcoming divorce of the famous couple was actively discussed in the press, and Ornella even divorced her then husband, counting on an offer from Adriano, there was no divorce. Celentano returned to Claudia and the children and publicly apologized to the family for his wrongdoing. Claudia accepted her husband back without scandals and unnecessary conversations.
Currently, the couple lives on their estate in the suburbs of Milan and practically does not take part in social life and does not keep in touch with the press. Their relationship became calmer and more peaceful, passions calmed down, there were fewer scandals and public showdowns. Their children grew up long ago, grandchildren appeared. They are very comfortable in each other's company, and the years of living together only strengthened their union.
Claudia repeatedly reiterates that Adriano is the most interesting person she has met. And Celentano says that his heart has always belonged only to Claudia Mori. This is how a successful stage duo turned into a wonderful couple of people who love each other, who have been together for half a century.
But not everyone manages to preserve their love. Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer failed. The beauty's personal life, which millions of men dreamed of, was not like a Hollywood fairy tale.