A 99-year-old Italian man is preparing to divorce his wife of over 77 years after finding a bunch of letters that she had written in the 1940s indicating that she'd had an extramarital affair.

The discovery was made by the man shortly before Christmas, and he reportedly didn't hesistate before confronting his 96-year-old wife. She confessed to the affair, but pleaded with him to stay - he denied. According to the New York Daily News, the couple's relationship had already been a little shaky, as the man had apparently left her about 10 years ago only to return a few weeks later. The couple has five children together, and twelve grandchildren.

Should the divorce be finalized, the couple could make it into the records as the oldest divorcees in history. So...that's something, right?

[Via NY Daily News]