Andrea Dotti (psychiatrist)

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Andrea Dotti
Audrey Hepburn and Andrea Dotti by Erling Mandelmann - 2.jpg
Dotti and Audrey Hepburn
Born (1938-03-18)18 March 1938
Naples, Italy
Died 30 September 2007(2007-09-30) (aged 69)
Rome, Italy
Spouse(s) Audrey Hepburn
(m. 1969; div. 1982)
Children 1

Count Andrea Paolo Mario Dotti (18 March 1938 – 30 September 2007) was an Italian psychiatrist, and the second husband of Audrey Hepburn from 1969 to 1982. He was born in Naples.

Biography[edit]

Dotti met Hepburn (who was nine years his senior) in June 1968 on a cruise aboard a yacht owned by an Italian socialite,[1] and fell in love with her on a trip visiting Greek ruins. He married her on 18 January 1969. Hepburn stated at the time that she and Dotti expected to have children together and she would consequently end her acting career to become an "Italian housewife". Dotti had one child with Hepburn, named Luca, born on 8 February 1970.

Dotti and Hepburn were married for 13 years. However, many of those marital years were marked by Dotti's frequent affairs with younger women. Hepburn stayed with Dotti until she decided that their son was mature enough to cope with the divorce. Despite their acrimonious divorce, Hepburn stayed in contact with Dotti during her lifetime for the benefit of their child.

Dotti died in Rome on 30 September 2007 after complications from a colonoscopy.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (6 January 1969). "Hepburn is engaged to Italian psychiatrist", The Globe and Mail, p. 15.
  2. ^ "Andrea Dotti, Audrey Hepburn's second husband, dies". Agence France-Presse (AFP). 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2015-05-04.  Note that the Sunday before the post on 10/2/07 was 9/30/07.[better source needed]
  3. ^ Cori Hoag (2011-01-20). "Andrea Paolo Mario Dotti". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2015-05-04. [better source needed]