Bellucci's hate at first sight
13:30 23 December 2005
Monica Bellucci disliked her husband when they first met.
The beautiful star says she thought French actor Vincent Cassel was pretentious when she saw him on the set of 'L'Appartement'.
She revealed: "It was not love at first sight. In fact, it was the opposite. I thought, 'This guy is very pretentious - who does he think he is?'
"But we got to know each other over time. I realised he was not as he seemed. He put up a public face, like many of us."
The 36-year-old former model added: "He also told me later, 'I thought you were just a model pretending to be an actress. Then, I realised you could act.'"
The star also admitted she doesn't know how her marriage has survived.
She told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper: "It is impossible to say why one marriage stays stable and another collapses. For me it is a miracle every day."
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