Is Anne Hathaway still talking to her imprisoned ex, Raffaello Follieri?


I think that at this point, most people have forgotten that Anne Hathaway had a four-year relationship with an Italian con artist who bilked some of the most powerful men in America and Europe out of millions of dollars. Anne hasn’t really been asked about Raffaello Follieri in a while (she dumped him in June 2008, just before he was arrested), although she’s said some indirect things about him in some recent interviews. It seems that most people didn’t want to believe that Anne was in any way involved in Raffaello’s white-collar crimes, and she was largely given a pass by the media, by Hollywood and by her fans. Once he pleaded guilty and was sent to jail, Raffaello did maintain that Anne had nothing to do with his schemes directly, but he did blame Anne and the Hollywood crowd for giving him unreasonable aspirations, a motive to lie, steal and cheat people out of millions of dollars.

Anyway, the Enquirer has an interesting story about Anne and Raffaello – according to sources, they’re still talking. And he’s due to get out of jail next year!

Even though Anne Hathaway has a hot new romance, she is still in touch with jailed ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, who was convicted of money-laundering and wire fraud, and who is currently serving a four-year prison sentence.

“The two have been exchanging letters, and Raffaello has even been giving business and career advice to Anne from behind bars,” revealed an insider.

Anne is dating Adam Shulman, 30, but she still has deep feelings for the convicted fraudster, says sources.

“She’s never stopped caring for him and still respects him,” confided the insider. “Anne is very much with Adam, but that hasn’t stopped her reconnected with Raffaello.”

Friends are now urging her to stay away from Follieri, who will likely be released next year. A source noted: “It’s obvious Anne still has warm feelings for him. As much as she loves Adam, Anne will always have a strong connection to Raffaello.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

I hope this isn’t true, but you never know. If you’re interested, you should totally go back and read the Vanity Fair piece about the scandal – there are lots of interesting details about Anne and Follieri’s “passionate” relationship, including accusations that Anne was, at the time, a massive drama queen. When she dumped him, she did it over the phone and her breakup line was: “You were the love of my life. I’ll always love you. You know that, baby.” If Anne is truly that much of a drama queen, I do believe she would stay in contact with Follieri, just for the excitement.





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  1. aloe juice says:

    This is so fucked up, but

    damn. he’s hot.

  2. lucy2 says:

    She’d be an utter fool to do so. I’m hoping she’s not.

  3. tapioca says:

    Urgh, I’d almost managed to forget that she’s going to completely ruin The Dark Knight Rises and you had to go and post about the meh-est actress in Hollywood!

  4. Hanna says:

    Why is she so pale? She needs more sun

  5. RocketMerry says:

    Exactly. I always had this feeling, that she is not the sweet and doe-eyed, adorable nevrotic she seems. And that’s ok. Nobody’s that wholesome.

  6. jc126 says:

    Hanna – she’s just pale. Some of us can get tons of sun and all that’s going to happen is that we burn. No tan, no “color”.
    As for the ex, I’ve always thought old Fish Face knew much more than she let on. You don’t spend 4 years with someone without a sense of who they are.
    I can’t stand AH. I see her, and I just want to punch her in the face.

  7. LisaMarie says:

    @jc126 – I agree completely. Everything I’ve seen or read about that case makes me think she was more involved than she lets on, or at the very least knew more than she claimed. Of course, the FBI cleared her, so what do I know, right? Still, her PR people earned their money during that time because they distanced her from him Immediately.

  8. Rhiley says:

    He looks like a bloated Zach Braff, and Anne has definately had a nose job or two done since their split.

  9. thinkaboutit says:

    Why does that line make her a drama queen? It sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to say…where does the “drama queen” spin come from? Four years together is a long time, maybe he WAS the love of her life. And maybe she dumped him over the phone because….uhh…he was in prison??

  10. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Didn’t Raff buy Anne a lot of nice presents with that laundered $$$?

  11. Jana says:

    Hell no. The guy was a fraud and embarrassed her and could have destroyed her career. She doesn’t talk to him imo.

  12. Lila says:

    She has better taste in clothes than men.

  13. Anti-icon says:

    I for one, would like to see these two reunited to write the book on WTF was that all about!!!!

    I agree that AH got off scott free from ANY public scrutiny from the financial crimes of her fiancee (they were engaged, were they not?).

    This whole conspiracy needs some “light” shined on it…..cause sommin ain’t clean in the milk with that whole “scandal all the way to the Pope” and then it’s never fully reported what the scandal was (even in Vanity Fair.)

    I tried to follow the scandal like a pro when it unfolded, but I must have missed something. LOL

  14. Roma says:

    thinkaboutit: She dumped him by phone BEFORE he was arrested. So that the headlines would read “Ann Hathaway’s Ex” instead of “Boyfriend”. Plays better to the public.

  15. Truthful says:

    I think he is attractive, a sheister but attractive and TALL–unlike the normal hollywood good looking midgets.

    too bad, he was not legit.
    she may be still writing him etc, who knows.

    if she likes drama this will surely bring some. I can see why she fell for him, and add moolah to the mix. yup.

    He looks good in taht tux, I’m willing to bet he no longer looks like this though.

  16. curleque says:

    She only dumped him to save her image and her career.

  17. Mae East says:

    A little off-topic, but has anyone heard the Fresh Air interview with her that aired before the Oscars? They played an interview with her one night, one with Natalie Portman the next. I was expecting to love her and despise Natalie…but it was exactly the opposite. ITA with the assessment that Hathaway is a drama queen. She was just a grating mess of *try*.

  18. danielle says:

    Ruh roh. She seemed crazy in love with that guy. Hope she’s not in contact with him, he’s def. trouble.

  19. original kate says:

    anne hathaway bugs the crap out of me; i think it’s her big, dead eyes. her acting is atrocious -“rachel’s wedding” or whatever it was called was totally unbelievable from start to finish and she was the most unbelievable thing about it.

  20. carolina says:

    anne no podes volver con ese tipo…..adams es muy bueno y se ve que te quiere……seria una gran desepcion que volvieras con ese tranfuga…….vos te mereses todo lo mejor……..xfaor o lohagas…te adoro con el alma…..

  21. REALIST says:

    Don’t do it Anne-cut your communications off with your Italian man right now, missy. He may be charming and so very passionate, but mark my words-he will he will bring you heartache and shame-again.
    I bet he looks better in person than in photographs-My Italian did-sigh…

  22. ToastedSkin says:

    Anne doesnt really strike me as a drama queen..

  23. Ruby7 says:

    Damn, he is HOT! I’d have no problem breaking him out of jail! 😉

  24. mimi says:

    Why should she ruin her gorgeous skin with sun exposure?

    Her milky white skin is fabulous and makes her stand out with all the L.A. bleached- blond hair- tan- skin….

    As for her part- she gave him credibility and people tended to trust him more, since he was her partner and was introduced by her…

    She enjoyed the lavish presents and life style that his fraudulent ways brought.

    But as long as she is not being accused of anything more- she should not be blamed for things he has done.

  25. Trashaddict says:

    This is a man from whom to take career and financial advice!?

  26. Mary Jane says:

    When I read the Jessica Simpson blog earlier, I thought EJohnson resembled someone… THIS DUDE!