The tragedy that marked Mioara Roman in his personal life. Who did Petre Roman love before?

Mioara Roman died today, at the age of 83. Teacher of Arabic language and culture, Mioara Roman was a remarkable presence in the mass media, being for many years the head of the Arabic language department at Radio Romania International.

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But, behind her brilliant career, Mioara Roman also lived a complex personal life, marked by two tumultuous marriages, which over the years captured the public's attention.

Mioara Roman's first marriage

Few people know that Mioara Roman was married twice, her first marriage being with Iosif Zilahy, the coach of the national women's fencing team. This love story started when Mioara was only 19 years old, and Iosif, 27, and lasted 12 years.

About their relationship, Iosif Zilahy testified: “She conquered me with her beauty. I was 27 when we met at the fencing gym. It was a very beautiful love story.”

A daughter, Catinca, resulted from this marriage.

Even after the separation, Mioara Roman and Iosif Zilahy remained on good terms, focusing on the well-being of their daughter. Tragedy struck Mioara in September 2022 when Iosif Zilahy passed away, a difficult moment that brought their special bond back into focus.

The marriage with Petre Roman

However, the most famous marriage of Mioara Roman was with Petre Roman, the former prime minister of Romania. They were an emblematic couple of the Romanian political scene, sharing their lives and careers for over three decades. The announcement of their divorce in 2007 shocked public opinion and generated much speculation. Their separation, after so much time together, was a difficult moment.

Petre Roman was harshly criticized for his relationship with Silvia Chifiriuc, 25 years younger than him.

In 2009, Silvia Chifiriuc and Petre Roman got married, bringing even more attention to them. Speculations in the public space suggested (…)

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