Consider this the most unexpected engagement party speech of all time. A millionaire banker savagely called out his fiancee’s cheating ways in front of 150 shocked guests at their engagement party. A 64-year-old man named Massimo Segre was set to tie the knot with 47-year-old Cristina Seymandi in northern Italy. To kick off their impending nuptials, the couple celebrated with an engagement party in Turin alongside 150 of their closest friends and family. The high-society soiree was sure to be memorable, but nobody knew just how that night would have such a lasting imprint.
At one point during the party, Segre took the stage alongside Seymandi to recite a speech he had prepared. The crowd was surely anticipating a monologue of the Segre professing his undying love to his bride-to-be, but what they got instead was so much better.
“I want to give Cristina the freedom to love,” Segre started out, before transitioning to the true purpose of his public declaration. “Specifically, to love another person; a notable lawyer, who she clearly cares about more than me,” he said, as partygoers looked on in disbelief. “Dear Cristina, I know how much you are in love with him mentally and sexually,” Segre continued.
The millionaire banker mercilessly railed into his fiancee’s true intentions, telling her – and everyone else who would listen – “I know that before him you had a relationship with an industrialist acquaintance.” Segre revealed that Seymandi was a serial cheater, before saying, “Don’t think it pleases me to look like a cuckold in front of all of you.”
The brazen banker unapologetically outlined the expertise of his fiancee’s indiscretions, telling everyone that she would have found a way to lie about the real reason for ending their engagement had he confronted her in private. “Cristina is so good at telling her truths, that I couldn’t leave her alone to narrate the reason why I’m ending [our] life together tonight,” he said. The melancholic millionaire concluded his speech by saying, “It’s a banal story of infidelity, even premarital. I am so disappointed, I am heartbroken.”
The brutally honest speech was captured on camera by a guest at the event, and, needless to say, it has gained a substantial amount of traction online. Seymandi stood up on stage next to Segre through the entirety of his speech, trying not to show any sort of reaction to her alleged double life being exposed. After the video of Segre’s speech went viral, Seymandi has since responded by threatening to sue her former fiancee for “reputational damage” and “very serious attacks on social media.” She has also publicly blasted Segre to Italian media outlets on numerous occasions. In one interview, Seymandi insisted that his speech was a sign of “psychological violence” and “meticulously planned revenge.”
Seymandi had countless excuses for why Segre would have made such a scathing speech, even suggesting that he had been “manipulated” or had simply “gone crazy.” Segre seems unphased by Seymandi’s threats and assumptions, but he did claim that his scorned ex stole $760,000 from one of his bank accounts after his vitriolic speech. Seymandi refuted claims that she was a gold digger and a thief and said that the money was “consensually transferred” to her from Segre. Though they never made it down the aisle, their split will undoubtedly be a messy one. The acrimonious exes had made several joint business ventures during the course of their relationship.