Report: Anne Hathaway Called Alleged Con Man Ex 'The Love of My Life'

Report: Anne Hathaway Called Alleged Con Man Ex 'The Love of My Life'
Vanity Fair's October issue

09/03/2008 AT 11:55 AM EDT

Anne Hathaway broke off her relationship with Italian businessman Rafaello Follieri just hours before his arrest on charges of wire fraud and money laundering, according to a report in the October issue of Vanity Fair.

"You were the love of my life," she told Follieri by phone on June 23, according to a friend who heard the conversation, Vanity Fair reports. "I'll always love you. You know that, baby." Later that day, Follieri was arrested and accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding investors of millions through claims he had connections with the Vatican.

The article also reports that Hathaway, 25, paid the 30-year-old Follieri's $37,000 monthly rent for his duplex in Manhattan's posh Olympic Towers for four months.

Hathaway's father, Jerry, had a private investigator friend check out Follieri three years ago, the story claims. "I regard my involvement in the situation ... as fundamentally a private matter between a daughter and her father," Jerry told the magazine.

Follieri is currently awaiting trial at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, unable to pay his $21 million bail.

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