In a bizarre case that would not be out of place in the 1950s comedies she starred in, Lollobrigida alleges Rigau married an imposter who claimed to be her in a civil marriage ceremony in Barcelona held in 2010. A marriage certificate would likely make Rigau Lollobrigida’s prime heir.
“This vile and dishonest person married me by proxy, without my knowledge, without my permission, in order to inherit my estate after my death,” Lollobrigida said. “There will be an international investigation into everything because I want to shed light on this squalid affair and all the people involved.”
According to Lollobrigida, Rigau had previously obtained a power of attorney in order to help her clear up some legal problems. She said she believes that allowed him to carry out the bogus marriage ceremony. Lollobrigida said she discovered the fake marriage only after coming across a document online that showed she was married to Rigau.
|Gina Lollobrigida & Javier Rigau y Rafols|
The relationship between Lollobrigida and Rigau lasted more than 20 years after they met at a 1980s party in Monte Carlo. She said she considered marrying him in 2006, but she changed her mind, believing it would be a mistake.
GIna Lollobrigida in Falcon Crest: