Javier Rigau y Rafols Wiki: Gina Lollobrigida’s Second Husband

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Javier Rigau y Rafols was married with Gina Lollobrigida who was an Italian actress, model, photojournalist, artist and politician who won the Henrietta Award at the 18th Golden Globe Awards for her career. When he was getting married with Miss Lollobrigida, Javier Rigau y Rafols was 34 years younger than her.

Who Is Javier Rigau y Rafols?

Javier Rigau y Rafols, who is more than three decades younger than the former actress, has been charged with fraud and forgery, in 2015. In the 1980s, couple met the Spanish businessman at a party in Monte Carlo and had since become companions. They were together for more than 20 years and planned to wed in 2006.

Javier Rigau y Rafols and Gina Lollobrigida marriage

In October 2006, at age 79, Gina Lollobrigida announced to Spain’s ¡Hola! magazine her engagement to a 45-year-old Spanish businessman, Javier Rigau y Rafols.

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The engagement was called off on 6 December 2006, reportedly because of the strain of intense media interest. In 2006 Lollobrigida and Rigau signed a prenuptial agreement and married in Spain.

In January 2013, she started legal action against Javier Rigau, claiming that her ex-boyfriend had staged a secret ceremony in which he “married” an imposter pretending to be her at a registry office in Barcelona.

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She said he intended to lay claim to her estate after her death. Lollobrigida accused Rigau of fraud, saying that he had earlier obtained the legal right to act on her behalf with a power of attorney, and carried out the plot to get extra power.

“A while ago he convinced me to give him my power of attorney. He needed it for some legal affairs. But instead, I fear that he took advantage of the fact that I don’t understand Spanish … Who knows what he had me sign.”

She lost her court action, but subsequently said that she would appeal, in March 2017.

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