Grant was sending her flowers every day and made his intentions [to marry her] clear. “You know, I had to make a choice,” Sophia explains. “Carlo was Italian; he belonged to my world,” and Cary Grant did not. She was too afraid to give up everything she’d known; some part of her realized she needed her native soil to thrive. “I know it was the right thing to do, for me.” (X)
Sophia Loren with Cary Grant.