Paola Ferrari tells of the terrible childhood that forced her to abandon her family at the age of 16 in an interview with Verissimo: “I lived a nightmare. I had a mother with serious mental problems: she tried three times to killing myself when I was little. Then, I managed to defend myself and ran away from home. I was alone, my father was absent and I had no brothers to protect me. It was a very difficult trauma to overcome. “
A profound drama, she says, which still tears her inside: “I regret not being able to forgive her, even though she asked me to. Then when my mom passed away, I felt guilty. On certain things I can’t turn the page “. The fear of her mother’s mental instability has always haunted her, especially in a delicate moment like that of her motherhood: “I had no maternal instinct, I just wanted to work. The pregnancy was not a happy time, I was not myself. In the end, I made peace with all my fears and when my children were born a very strong love was born “.
The journalist also has her say on the subject of harassment at work, especially in the world of sport: “It has happened to me many times. Anyone who says it doesn’t happen is hypocritical because it’s a male world. In all workplaces, women unfortunately have to deal with unpleasant proposals ”. Finally, on Diletta Leotta with whom it has often clashed, Ferrari reiterates: “I am opposed to the role of a woman who is physically too exposed in this work, it is not the weapon of seduction that is needed to be credible, but everyone is free to do what he wants. In this way we become interchangeable goods “. And on the love story with the actor Can Yaman he concludes: “I don’t believe it because I am aware of an important passion for another person, but it’s good to have fun”.