Who is Gianluca Cugnetto? 'Ted Lasso' star Hannah Waddingham's partner is a food guru

Who is Gianluca Cugnetto? 'Ted Lasso' star Hannah Waddingham's partner is a food guru
Hannah Waddingham has been together with Gianluca Cugnetto for over 10 years (Amy Sussman/Getty Images and Facebook)

British actress Hannah Waddingham is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished stars on TV right now and has done some really stupendous work throughout her career. The star is not known for talking about her relationships in media but has made quite a few appearances along with the special man in her life.

Waddingham has been a part of the industry since 2002 when she made her TV debut with the series ‘Coupling’. Apart from television, she has been equally successful in movies and theater as well. She has been nominated for three Laurence Oliver Awards for her impeccable performances in various theater productions. Meanwhile, she recently won the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Ted Lasso’ at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. She was also seen playing the supporting role in Netflix series 'Sex Education'. 



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Her professional life is all over the internet, but it would require some good research to talk about her personal life and relationships. She has always been quiet about her relationships and rarely makes appearances with her boyfriend, Gianluca Cugnetto. Who is Gianluca Cugnetto? What does he do? And how long they have been together? Let’s dig a little deeper and know about Waddingham’s special one.


Hannah Waddingham attends The Olivier Awards 2019 with MasterCard at Royal Albert Hall on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Who is Gianluca Cugnetto?

There is not much information about Cugnetto’s birthday on the internet. However, according to his LinkedIn profile, we know what he does for a living. Cugnetto is a food and drinks guru who has worked with various luxury hotels and bars around the world. He went to Cornell University in New York and took up Revenue Management.

In 2007, he was the Director of Food and Beverage for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and worked there for three years. In November 2010, he went on to hold the same position at Antara Hotels in Bangkok. Meanwhile, in 2015, he took up the position of General Manager at UK-based Hotel Du Vin, a chain of luxury and boutique hotels. The Italian chef also held directorships at Le Méridien in Dubai and The Sheraton. Currently, he is working as the Director of Chateau de Codignat.

According to reports, Cugnetto and Waddingham have been in a relationship for over a decade now and also share a child together. However, they are not married. Initially, the name and the gender of the child were unknown to many, but soon it was confirmed that they welcomed a baby girl in 2014.



She recently posted a picture of Cugnetto walking along with their daughter in a park on the occasion of Easter. Cugnetto was seen wearing bunny ears to celebrate the holiday. She captioned the photo as, “Happy Easter you lovely lot!”

The birth of their daughter has been the happiest day of their lives as Waddingham revealed that the doctors told her she stood little chance of conceiving. She said, “I don't mind saying it, I know plenty of women go through it, but they kept telling me that my fertility was so low and that it might not happen. It's incredible how it hits you suddenly. It's taken my breath away; I’m so pleased.”

Cugnetto loves what Waddingham does for a living and even shares articles that praise her on his official Facebook profile. Although they both refrain from sharing too many pictures of themselves or their daughter on social media.

Waddingham will be next seen in Season 2 of ‘Ted Lasso’ which will be premiering on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 23.


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