“This ends my relationship with Andrea Giambruno, which lasted almost ten years. Our paths divided some time ago and the time has come to take note of that.” The dismissal of Giorgia Meloni does not allow for replies and her now ex-partner is careful not to do so. The day after the new off-air program of Striscia la Notizia, no mincing words or political caution are needed to sanction the end of a relationship. The facts, visible to everyone in the public square of Channel 5 (3,076,000 viewers equivalent to 14.9% share), do not require lexical care. If it weren’t for his daughter Ginevra, “the most important thing in my life” and the gift of the “splendid years we spent together.” So much so that she said she was willing, despite the still fresh wound, to “defend what we were”, “our friendship” and, “at any price, a seven-year-old girl who loves her mother and father.” . as if I couldn’t have loved mine.”
There seems to be no trace of rancor in the prime minister’s words. More resignation, bitterness. But also the awareness that Giorgia is not only “a woman, a mother”, but also a prime minister who faces very difficult matters. One of them is, above all, the Palestinian-Israeli crisis that will take place tomorrow in Cairo, at the summit organized by Egyptian President Al Sisi.
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But the tones – in the post – become different when the private sphere passes into the public one towards which Meloni has no intention of showing courtesy. And then the words have weight, and she warns: “All those who hoped to weaken me by hitting me at home,” she says, “should know that no matter how much the drop hopes to dig through the stone, the stone is still stone and the drop is just water.” A message that brings with it different readings. One of them is, above all, the anger towards Mediaset, and therefore towards the Berlusconi family, for the management of Striscia’s services, ingeniously divided – as some loyalists of the Prime Minister accuse – into two episodes. But given Antonio Ricci’s recognized freedom of action – an old iron pact signed with the Cavaliere – the majority and Fi in particular cannot rule out that Pier Silvio was not really aware of the content of the report.
And if Ricci was quick to comment on the news, predicting that “one day Meloni will discover that I have done him a favor”, Giambruno is suspended for seven days as host of the Diario del Giorno and Mediaset announces that it intends to open an investigation into the events. .
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Facts, those broadcast by the satirical program on Canale 5, that clash with the public image of the relationship between the two. A love story that Meloni herself defined in her book “I am Giorgia” as “the most important of my life” and that seemed to find confirmation, just a handful of days ago, in the interview that Giambruno gave to Who. In the weekly, the journalist joked about the lack of marriage, explaining that “as long as they ask us, Giorgia and I will not get married. We will do it whenever we want. Or we will already get married.” and I haven’t told anyone…” Words that certainly do not reveal ruptures on the horizon.
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At least not that close. Meloni herself, a little over a month ago, wanted to defend her ex-partner, then attacked for his statements after the Palermo rapes (“if you avoid getting drunk, maybe you will avoid finding the wolf”): “you attack him because he loves me”, his words.
They fit well in a calm family environment. All of which collapsed along with those outsiders who in the eyes of the prime minister – and the many friends and political adversaries who showed solidarity with her – seemed indefensible.
Ricci to ANSA: “One day Meloni will discover that I did him a favor”
“One day Meloni will discover that I have done her a favor.” This is how Antonio Ricci, father of Striscia la Notizia, comments to ANSA about Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s decision to interrupt her relationship with Andrea Giambruno following the off-air events reported by the satirical news program in recent days.
Giambruno suspends himself for a week
The panorama of the situation in the Giambruno case is increasingly clear. In the succession of versions, at the end of the day Mediaset breaks the silence and reports that Andrea Giambruno, in agreement with the newspaper’s management, has decided to self-suspend for a week as host of the Diario del giorno in Retequattro.
Today Giambruno did not present Diario del giorno, the Rete4 news program broadcast live from the Mediaset Palatine studios in Rome. Instead of the journalist, at the center of the news for the break with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni after the voice-over broadcasts of Striscia la Notizia, is Luigi Galluzzo, who opened the episode by announcing updates on the crisis in Israel and on the terrorist alarm in Italy and Europe. It is not clear if this is a normal change in management or an indication received in recent hours by the company.