Children of this Relationship
Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia
Where and/or how did Anthony Shaffer and Jojo Capece Minutolo meet?
They met through Guy Ritchie's parents.
Why did Anthony Shaffer and Jojo Capece Minutolo break up?
Anthony died in 2001.
Other Relationship Information about Anthony Shaffer and Jojo Capece Minutolo:
Jojo Capece Minutolo broke her 'gag' order discussing the manipulation of domicile after Anthony's death to cut her out of his legacy and to avoid UK death duties. The case continues 8 years later.
According to Jojo, at the Garrick's party in London, Anthony separated from his wife Cilento in order to dance with her with all of London's theatrical circle in attendance.
Classic Quotes by Anthony Shaffer and Jojo Capece Minutolo about their relationship:
"Things can't get better than this." Anthony Shaffer 6/10/2001
"As I look back today on the part of my life that represented both great happiness and great sadness, I am forced to address circulating rumour and innuendo." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008
"Adhering to Tony's wishes, Sir Peter Shaffer, his twin, met with me and arranged Tony's burial in England where he was domiciled. The playwrights were born in Liverpool. I had the tragic responsibility to break the news of Tony's death firstly to Peter who flew in from his residence in New York. His daughters at first were unable to be reached with their cell phones turned off. Diane was in Australia and his ex-wife in France. His brother, Brian, living in Cambridge, immediately came to see me. Tony's entire family, a number of whom were not actively involved in his life at time of death, were in attendance at the funeral at Highgate Cemetery and later the Jewish funeral rite, Shiva, at our home in Chelsea, London. No one spoke of domicile in Australia throughout the mourning period. I was completely bereft and at no time was unkind to anyone." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008
"Under English law I remained in the home Tony provided for me for three years after his death until the verdict of domicile was decreed. Without sufficient funds to appeal the case, although given the opportunity, I was unable to uphold Tony's decision, set in lawyer's attendance notes wanting to terminate his union with Ms Cilento, noting the only place he called home was London." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008
"His memoir, SO WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? was published by Macmillan and ironically made its debut the day he died, 6 November 2001. His affection for me is noted by his placement of my lengthy Italian name in the first paragraph of his book. Some members of his family tried to bring about an injunction to restrain publication. His publishers called me in to confer. Fortunately, Tony's words were not halted. Tony cited in his text (which I have in print and his hand), he left living in Australia years before and lived only in London." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008
"With Tony's passing I lost an extraordinary person in my life. It is impossible to describe the void that existed in my heart for years. What saddens me, and it was one of Tony's fears, is that his family have fallen out and polarized into opposing camps arguing over his legacy, striking out at me, the individual who cared for him right to the end of his life. Such was the rage and despair felt by some members of his family. Perhaps this can be described as a madness brought on by loss and anguish, some began slander in the press. I never spoke an ill word of anyone." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008
"Untruths were stopped by resorting to lawyers, an action I was reluctant to do as I felt it went against Tony's memory and of the spirit we lived by treasuring privacy. Arthur Davidson, Queen's Counsel, best friend of Tony's over sixty years, insisted my rights were upheld. To all those who stood beside me at a wretched time in my life, I thank especially my three children, esteemed barrister Jonathan Crystal, Sir Oliver and Lady Wright, Shireen and John Ritchie and the Sebag Montifiore family." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008
"I have left England permanently and live in America. My life has changed, I have dealt with my loss and moved on." Jojo Capece Minutolo 2/2008