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April 18, 2020

Lovely Photos of Sophia Loren at Home in Italy With Her Son Carlo Ponti Jr. in 1969

Loren first met Ponti in 1950, when she was 16 and he was 37. Though Ponti had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana, he was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy (two male lawyers stood in for them) in Mexico on 17 September 1957.

The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges, but continued to live together. In 1965, they became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou.

Ponti then obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966. They had two children, Carlo Ponti Jr. (born 29 December 1968) is an Italian orchestral conductor working in the United States, and Edoardo Ponti (born on 6 January 1973).

These lovely photos show beautiful moments of Sophia Loren at home in Italy with her new baby boy, Carlo Ponti Jr. photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for LIFE magazine in 1969.


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