Who is Louis Bacon’s wife? Socialite Gabrielle Sacconaghi outshines her hedge fund boss husband
Along the East End of Long Island, investor Louis Bacon has a beautiful property on Robins Island, a teardrop-shaped islet half the size of Central Park in the Great Peconic Bay, news outlets revealed on Wednesday, July 20.
Bacon was recently in the news recently for hurling alleged sexual abuse and trafficking allegations by ten women against his neighbor Peter Nygård. Canadian fashion mogul Nygård said the allegations were the "by-product" of a feud he had with his billionaire neighbor.
Nygard's camp mounts a defense against the suit saying these were acts by Louis Bacon, the renowned American investor, and hedge fund manager who has a long-standing feud with the Canadian. Discovery+ had even released a series called 'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard', which covered the case. Here's what's to know about the controversial Louis Bacon's wife.
Who is Louis Bacon’s wife?
Louis Moore Bacon married Gabrielle de Heinrich Sacconaghi in Manhattan in 2007, five years after his divorce from his first wife Cynthia Pigott. Sacconaghi is a Canadian socialite and art adviser. In February 2007, the pair married in a civil ceremony in his Manhattan residence. It was Bacon's second marriage. At the couple's residence on Lyford Cay in the Bahamas, the Rev Keith Cartwright, the Episcopal archdeacon of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southern Bahamas, held a religious ceremony, the New York Times reported.
Sacconaghi works as an art buyer's advisor in New York and London. From 1992 until 1999, she worked at Sotheby's in London as a liaison in private client services. She earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from McGill University and a master's degree in international relations from Cambridge University in England.
Bacon has been married twice. His first wife was Cynthia Pigott, a former Newsweek magazine staff member. Her parents were James Stanley Glanville Pigott of New York and London and the late Corinne Ingraham Pigott. She is also the granddaughter of the late Justice Phoenix Ingraham of the New York State Supreme Court. She and Bacon wedded on the day after Valentine's Day in 1986, in the chapel of St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York, the New York Times reported.
Pigott graduated from Chapin School and Colby College. The bride made her debut in 1976 at the Union Club in New York and the St Nicholas Society Debutante Ball and was a member of the Junior Assembly. She belongs to the Colony Club. Her father is a former Rolls-Royce Motors consultant in New York. The couple divorced after 16 years of being together, in 2002. The divorce bill was allegedly more than a whopping $100 million at the time, according to Forbes. Pigott and Bacon also have four children together.