Anne Hathaway’s Ex Raffaello Follieri: ‘We Were Talking About Marriage’

Anne & Adam's PDA
Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman pack on the PDA!
Anne H. Bikinis
Anne Hathaway sports a skimpy two piece in Miami.
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Raffaello Follieri opens up about his relationship with 29-year-old actress Anne Hathaway, admitting that, despite its very public ending, he was “very much in love with her.”

“We were talking about marriage,” he said.

Follieri’s four-year relationship ended abruptly in 2008, when he was accused of cheating investors by falsely claiming he had Vatican connections in order to buy a church at a discounted rate.

He later plead guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy, for which he was sentenced to four and a half years in a Pennsylvania prison.

Follieri was released from prison in April.

Following the completing of his prison sentence, Follieri says that he has learned from his mistakes, admitting, “I’m not a saint. But I’m not the devil.”

Hathaway, who this year will star in the Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises and the movie-musical adaptation of Les Miserables, is now engaged to her long-time boyfriend Adam Shulman, whom she began dating shortly after her split from Follieri.

For more on Follieri’s interview, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on stands now.