Where is Patrizia Reggiani now? 'House of Gucci' inspiration spent 18 years in prison
Patrizia Reggiani spent 18 years in prison for planning to kill her ex-husband and Gucci heir Maurizio Gucci
Gucci is one of the most renowned brands in the world and it has a rich legacy attached to it. Even after so many years of its existence, the brand continues to woo people with its luxurious style of clothing and the quality of the material they use while making various things for their brand.
Numerous celebrities wear the brand’s most exquisite dresses at big events such as Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and more. Despite being one of the most famous brands in the world, a lot of people do not know how dark its history actually is. From betrayal to revenge, the story of Gucci has all the ingredients of being adapted as a movie and that’s why Ridley Scott has taken a chance of telling the shocking story of Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci on the big screen.
The movie primarily focuses on Patrizia (played by Lady Gaga) and how she developed a hatred for her ex-husband Maurizio (played by Adam Driver). So much so that she made a plan of killing him and hired a professional hitman to do the dirty work. So, what exactly happened? And where is Patrizia residing now? Let’s find out.
What happened between Patrizia and Maurizio?
Born in Northern Italy, Patrizia spent most of her childhood in poverty and never knew her biological father. However, she soon got to know the feeling of being rich as her mother married a wealthy entrepreneur when Patrizia was just 12 years of age. In the 1970s, Patrizia met Maurizio Gucci, heir to the renowned Gucci fashion house, at a party. The duo entered a relationship and married each other after two years of relationship. The couple moved to New York City.
Initially, Maurizio’s father Rodolfo Gucci did not want them to marry and didn’t give his approval. Eventually, he did say yes and gifted a penthouse to a couple. As soon as Patrizia married Maurizio, she became an instant celebrity. She started spending time with the elites and even became friends with Jackie Kennedy Onassis, wife of former US President John F Kennedy.
However, it all changed in 1982 when they moved to Milan. Three years later, Maurizio told Patrizia that he was going on a small business trip to Florence and will be back in a couple of days. To Patrizia’s horror, one of his friends came up to their house and delivered Maurizio’s message that he won’t be coming back and the marriage was over. The entire scenario made Patrizia furious as Maurizio left her for a younger woman. But Patrizia took the entire matter to a whole new level by planning the murder of his ex-husband.
In 1994, the couple officially got divorced and just one year after the divorce, Maurizio was shot dead by a hitman on the steps outside his work. In 1997, Patrizia was accused of hiring a hitman to kill Maurizio and was sentenced to 29 years in prison for arranging the killing. But her behavior at the prison was really good so she was given an early release and spent only 18 years in prison.
Where is Patrizia Reggiani now?
After getting released in 2016, she wanted the matter to be forgotten and to a good extent, it was forgotten. But the entertainment industry has a knack for revisiting the past and digging out controversial stories for viewers. Patrizia came to the limelight once again as soon as the posters for ‘House of Gucci’ surfaced online and everyone was curious to know as to where is Patrizia now? We have an answer to that question.
Currently, Patrizia is living in Milan with her pet macaw. According to various reports, Patrizia worked as a consultant at a jewelry boutique for a brief amount of time and then moved on to do some other things. She received an annuity of $1.47 million, and even in her time in prison, she was being paid. This was a part of the divorce settlement where she was given the right to lifetime alimony.
The controversial life of Patrizia will be shown on the big screen in Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’. The movie is scheduled to release on November 24.