Shopkeeper Luca Rossi, 36, told the court in Salerno that his wife's mother didn't leave him alone throughout four months of marriage.
"I'd never believed stories and jokes about mothers-in-law but my marriage was hell and it was all her fault," he said after the hearing.
"It was hell right from the moment we said 'I do' at our wedding until the moment we split, just because my mother-in-law interfered in every single thing in our lives.
"It was impossible. It led to one argument after another and there was no way a marriage could survive after that."
Rossi said he would consider marriage again - but only if he did not have to deal with a mother-in-law.
"Next time I'm hoping to find a girl who's an orphan," he added. (ananova.com)