Anne Hathaway admits she finds it more difficult to trust guys after her last love, Raffaello Follieri, turned out to be a conman who fleeced investors in a property scam.
Asked to name her “deal-breakers” with prospective romantic prospects in an interview with Vogue magazine [via Huffington Post], Anne replies, “Uh … fraud?” and laughs.
Raffaello pleaded guilty to cheating investors out of millions of dollars by falsely claiming he had Vatican connections that enabled him to buy church property at a discount. He was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison in 2008.
Anne admits now that the relationship has had a long-term effect on her view of love, teaching her to be “more wary”, she says. “It takes a minute for me to let my guard down, but once I do and I get to know someone, I’m very open, very trusting. Some might say too trusting.”
The actress, who’s currently dating actor Adam Shulman, says she had to confront the issue of trust while making her new movie, Love and Other Drugs, with Jake Gyllenhaal, since it’s a theme of the movie.
“I was a wreck from start to finish,” the 27-year-old says. “I think I cried every single day.”