Who Is Jessica Chastain's Italian Husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo? Here's Everything to Know
The two-time Oscar-nominated actress, 40, married her Italian boyfriend in the northern Italian city of Trevisio (about an hour north of Venice) on Saturday. The couple held a reception in Venice on Friday night which famous guests like Anne Hathaway and Chastain’s Zero Dark Thirty costar Edgar Ramirez attended.
Though the couple has been dating since 2012, they have kept their relationship super private, with Chastain rarely opening up about her romantic life in interviews. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t shows love for her fiancé a couple times on social media. The actress even wished her beau a happy Valentine’s Day on her Instagram earlier this year.
Here’s what to know about Passi de Preposulo, the Italian hunk who could make Chastain a countess someday.
He belongs to one of Italy’s most noble families — and they make their own prosecco
The Passi de Preposulo family dates all the way back to the year 973, where the family set down roots in the Italian city Bergamo, which is near Milan. The aristocratic family became owners of the lavish Villa Tiepolo Passi estate where the couple will get married in the 1800s, though it has been around since the 17th century. Before the Passi de Preposulo, the estate was owned by the noble Valier family and the Tiepolo family during the Napoleonic era. The Villa Tiepolo Passi holds exclusive events and makes their own prosecco — Prosecco di Villa Tiepolo Passi.
As for their title, Passi de Preposulo’s family still uses their count/countess titles, although the Italian aristocracy is no longer recognized by the government. Still, that means that The Help actress might possibly be able to add the title “Countess” to her many accolades, even if it’s just in name only.
His last name means peace and his family history is really cool
According to the Villa’s website, their last name has a special meaning — peace. They inherited the moniker in 1307 when the then-Count de Preposulo negotiated peace between two warring factions, the Guelf and Ghibelline. That earned the count, who held important positions in the city of Bergamo, the title of peacemaker and his family was from then on known as Passi de Preposulo from the local word pas, meaning peace.
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He works in high fashion
Though Chastain has remained largely mum about her Italian love, she revealed the relationship to Katie Couric on Katie, telling the host that she has “a rule — I don’t date actors.” Luckily Passi de Preposulo isn’t an on-camera guy — but he still has connections to Hollywood. Chastain’s new husband works in high fashion and got his start at Armani where he worked as the director of public relations. He now works for French fashion brand Moncler.
He’s used to being around A-listers