The Italian rapper Fedez (34) has now confirmed what has been speculated for months: he and his wife Chiara Ferragni (36) have separated. He revealed this in tears during an emotional TV appearance on the “Belve” program on Rai2.

The former Italian dream couple, who share two children and live in Milan, have recently had to go through a difficult time. Fedez had a tumor found in his pancreas in 2022 and underwent surgery. In October he had to undergo emergency surgery due to internal bleeding. “In this relationship we went through an illness, three difficult years, which unfortunately we did not survive,” said Fedez, whose real name is Federico Leonardo Lucia, in the broadcast.

The rapper doesn’t want to say bad words about the fashion influencer, whom he met in 2016 and married in 2018. “Whatever happens: Chiara will always be the mother of my children and always the most important woman in my life – regardless of whether the love continues or not,” he continued through tears. He hopes that the mood can now “relax”.

With almost 30 million followers on Instagram, Chiara Ferragni is one of the most influential and prominent fashion influencers. In 2017, Forbes magazine even named her the “most influential influencer in the world.”