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Meet Nicolo Oddi, Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio's boyfriend who owns an Italian knitwear empire

Oddi is a 39-year-old co-founder of the Italian luxury knitwear brand called Alanui, based in Milan and operated from Los Angeles
UPDATED MAY 19, 2020
 Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicolo Oddi (Getty Images)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicolo Oddi (Getty Images)

After ending her courtship of over a decade with former fiance Jamie Mazure, Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has found love in the arms of a new man. He was recently seen walking hand in hand with his lady love as the duo strolled about to pick up food amid the ongoing pandemic. The 39-year-old supermodel was recently spotted with her boyfriend of two years, Nicolo Oddi, in Venice area of Los Angeles as the couple stepped out with masks, according to Daily Mail reports. 

On every occasion, the mother of two has seemed happier than ever in the presence of her man. But who is Nicolo Oddi, the man who Ambrosio is so smitten with? 

Oddi is a 39-year-old co-founder of the Italian luxury knitwear brand called Alanui, based in Milan and operated from Los Angeles. He established the brand in 2016 with his sister Carlotta, drawing inspiration from an old cardigan that the former chanced upon. Talking about the cardigan which led to the creation of his brand Alanui, Oddi told in an interview with Michele Franzese, "I was in Los Angeles and Carlotta came to see me. We went to the vintage Pasadena market. And there I bought a '70s cardigan for her. Then my sister started traveling to Hawaii. When she came back, she showed me a lot of pictures: in each one, she wore that cardigan."

Meanwhile, Alanui has gained a reputation of its own for creating some of the best cardigan collections. In an interview with Mr Porter publication, he revealed that each cardigan under his label takes 15 hours to knit and assemble, it has 1kg of cashmere and it takes five hours to embellish.

Although he’s quite the busy man and his business requires him to juggle between the Italian and American timings, he begins his day on a rather relaxing note. Thanks to his love Ambrosio. "I wake up at 6am, have a Brazilian coffee – it’s espresso when I’m in Milan, but Ali makes a Brazilian coffee I’m starting to like – and start work at 6.30am," he said explaining his usual morning routine. 

Meanwhile, Ambrosio shares two children with former partner Mazure — 11-year-old daughter Anja and eight-year-old son Noah.