Who is Misha Nonoo's husband? Meghan Markle's designer pal announces she's expecting baby girl with Mikey Hess

Nonoo, the British-Bahraini fashion designer, posted a photo of her baby bump on Instagram, writing, "My journey into motherhood has been one of the most rewarding and beautiful experiences of my life"


                            Who is Misha Nonoo's husband? Meghan Markle's designer pal announces she's expecting baby girl with Mikey Hess
Meghan Markle with Misha Nonoo (Getty Images)

Misha Nonoo, a close friend of Meghan Markle has revealed that she is pregnant with a baby girl, just weeks after the Duchess of Sussex announced she is also expecting. The British-Bahraini fashion designer posted on Instagram a photo of her baby bump.

She wrote, “My journey into motherhood has been one of the most rewarding and beautiful experiences of my life. I’m extremely grateful and excited to share that we’re adding a sweet baby girl to our family, and Leo will soon be a big brother!” She also mentioned the launch of a new maternity wear collection "designed to be worn before, during, and after pregnancy." 

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Who is Misha Nonoo's husband?

Nonoo is married to Michael Hess. The couple got married in a star-studded ceremony in Villa Aurelia in Rome in 2019 -- tabloids reported that one friend of the designer described the big day as "the greatest spectacle Rome has seen since the return of Caesar". The pair had their first child, Leo, last March, less than a year after Meghan and Harry had Archie in May 2019. 

Hess attended Harvard College and Harvard Business School and is the heir to the Hess Corporation, an American global independent energy company. Headquartered in New York City, the company ranked 394th in the 2016 annual ranking of Fortune 500 corporations. In 2020, Forbes Global 2000 ranked Hess as the 1,253rd largest public company in the world. The Hess family, as per The Sun, is said to be worth a staggering $1.9 billion. 

As per Town and Country magazine, Hess and Josh Kushner -- the brother of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and former senior advisor to former president Donald Trump -- both went to Harvard for college and business school, and are very good friends. Hess is also friends with model Heidi Klum for several years now.



 

When did Nonoo and Meghan Markle become friends?

Last year, Nonoo, who is long-rumored to have been the woman who introduced Meghan Markle to Harry, opened up about motherhood. "I think it's really important to maintain a routine. We've just got the baby on a schedule, very early, but never too early to be on a schedule I've realized," she said. "For me, it's been about maintaining my meditation. It's about going for a walk getting some sunshine and, you know, having FaceTime moments with friends. All of those things have been really, really helpful."

The biography, ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family’, co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, documented the friendship of Meghan and Nonoo. As per the book, Markus Anderson, the Soho Houses global membership director, helped Meghan with introductions to many business and cultural elites - both in Canada and further afield, including Nonoo.

The authors wrote, “At a Soho House lunch in Miami, he was the one who sat the actress next to Misha, a budding fashion designer with a vivacious personality and impeccable pedigree. The occasion for the December 2014 Miami trip was Art Basel, a decadent art fair that brings the internationally rich and famous for a week of parties and events of all sorts and sizes. Markus invited Meghan, an art lover, to stay at the epicenter of the action, Soho Beach House, to set some sun, see some art, and have some fun. A perfect place to make new friends and connections, the Soho house event saw Misha and Meghan hit it off immediately.”

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