RARE SIGHTING: Versace heiress Allegra spotted in public for the first time in a decade with MYSTERY MAN
MILAN, ITALY: In a rare sighting, the reclusive heiress Allegra Versace has been spotted in public after years. The 36-year-old billionaire was seen walking in Milan's Indro Montanelli Garden and was accompanied by a mystery man on Friday, September 2, 2022.
Allegra is the daughter of the famous Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and American ex-model Paul Beck. She is the niece of the late Gianni Versace, founder of the iconic luxury fashion company, from whom she inherited 50 percent ownership of Versace.
In the photographs, both Allegra and the bearded man are casually dressed. She sported an oversized Lady Gaga tour sweatshirt with joggers while he was in a t-shirt with shorts.
In contrast to her mother's flamboyant public appearances, the 36-year-old heiress lives a rather reclusive life, having disappeared from the public eye nearly a decade ago. Little is known about her private life and activities. In fact, all mentions of her were removed from the miniseries, 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'. In a rare public statement, Allegra had declared, "Unlike my mother, I hate celebrity" in 2016, during the Met Gala.
Having inherited 50 percent ownership of Versace, she is the controlling shareholder of the company. This came as a surprise to everyone when the will left behind by her uncle, the late Gianni Versace, stipulated she would inherit 50 percent on her 18th birthday. The remainder of the company's shares was divided between Donatella and Santo Versace who received 20 and 30 percent respectively.
Prior to her disappearance from public life, Allegra's struggles with anorexia were extensively covered by the media. During her red carpet appearances with her mother and other family members, she received intense media scrutiny over her glaringly thin frame. The family had also addressed the concern in a statement in 2007 which read, "Our daughter Allegra has been battling anorexia, a very serious disease, for many years. She is receiving the best medical care possible to help overcome this illness and is responding well."
According to news.com.au, a former Versace employee had told writer Merle Ginsberg "If Allegra sees her own photos or sees herself on TV, she loses her mind. She’s got body dysmorphia disorder." She also spoke about the heiress' role in the company, saying, "They say she has a job working with the company, but she’s not really running anything at Versace."