Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren

Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren

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(17 September 1957 - 1962) (annulled)
(9 April 1966 - 10 January 2007) (his death) 2 children

Loren first met Carlo Ponti in 1950 when she was 15 and he was 37. They married on 17 September 1957. However, Ponti was still officially married to his first wife Giuliana under Italian law because Italy did not recognize divorce at that time. The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges. In 1965, Ponti obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966. They became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou.

They had two children:

Carlo Ponti, Jr.born on 29 December 1968 (age 44)

Edoardo Ponti born on 6 January 1973 (age 40)

Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.

When asked in a November 2009 interview if she were ever likely to marry again, Loren replied "No, never again. It would be impossible to love anyone else."

In 1962, her sister, Anna Maria Villani Scicolone, married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had a daughter, the neofascist Italian politician Alessandra Mussolini.

Her daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren: Lucia Sofia Ponti (born 12 May 2006), Vittorio Leone Ponti (born 3 April 2007). Leonardo Fortunato Ponti (born 20 December 2010) and Beatrice Lara Ponti (born 15 March 2012).
Commenced Dating
September 1950
20 September 1952
17 September 1957
Partner Died
10 January 2007
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Couple Notable Fact
Carlo is 22 years older than Sophia
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Date of Birth

Carlo Fortunaro  Male

Edoardo  Male

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Sophia Loren was married to Carlo Ponti. They started dating in September, 1950. After getting engaged on 20th September, 1952, they were married on 17th September, 1957. After 49 years of marriage, Carlo Ponti died on 10th January, 2007. They had 2 children: Carlo Fortunaro, their eldest son, is 46 years old; and Edoardo, their youngest son, is 42 years old.

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