The history of Patrizia Reggiani, the protagonist of ‘House of Gucci’

Arrives House Of Gucci to theaters to close the last stretch of 2021 as one of the most anticipated premieres of the film industry. The complicated case of the powerful Italian family with Patrizia Reggiani, is the central theme of this installment directed by Ridley Scott, with Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Salma Hayek in the cast.

And although the plot of the tape shows us in detail the relationship Reggiani (Gaga) with her husband Maurizio (Driver), his death, the doubt arises out there: And what has happened to her since he passed away? Here we will review a little of it.

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In general terms, we could summarize House Of Gucci like the account of Patrizia Reggiani’s approach to Maurizio Gucci, how they fell in love and the way she finally planned the murder of her future husband. But there is much more substance to this.

From the outset, with the trailers, we can see the way in which Reggiani tried to persuade Maurizio to seek the greatest place in the management of the company and the family dynasty. And in context, too certain tendencies are appreciated that for the time were normalized, such as the fact that for one of the greats of the Gucci clan, this type of high-ranking business could not be run by women.

Anyway, the whole film is an important accumulation of the controversial history of Reggiani as the famous “Black Widow” intellectual responsible for the murder of Maurizio, but also a glimpse of a highly elitist industry and society. Well, what happened to her?

The arrest of de Reggiani

A matter of revenge? It may be, or at least that is what a good majority of the press and the world think about the Reggiani-Gucci case. Patrizia had grown up in poverty, but her life changed substantially when her mother married a wealthy businessman who adopted her and gave her his last name. By 1970, he met Maurizio, the grandson of the powerful founder of the Gucci brand, and in 1972 she married him.

With everything and that the family did not fully approve of her marriage, she was married for a long time to Maurizio, becoming an important socialite… Until in the mid-1980s, at the initiative of the latter, ‘they put land in between’. He no longer wanted to be with her and ultimately, he did not plan to return to her side.

The divorce ended up arriving in 1994 at the time that Maurizio began dating Paola Franchi. However, the Gucci family man offered to pay a pension over $ 1.40 million a year (although she was already forbidden to use the surname of the Italian dynasty). For 1995, the tragedy would come: on March 25, Maurizio had been killed by a hitman.

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Maurizio y Patrizia. Photo: Especial.

For two years they investigated who would have been the mind after the murder and the investigations finally threw Patrizia Reggiani as the intellectual author of the murder of her ex-husband, this with the collaboration of her friend and psychic Pinna (played by Salma Hayek in this year’s tape). The latter was the intermediary to hire Benedetto Ceraulo, the man who took Maurizio’s life.

From 1997 to 1998, the sentence was passed for Reggiani. At 50 years of age, the ex-socialite would spend the next 29 in prison. The sentence was reduced to 26 in 2000, the year in which allegedly attempted suicide in his cell, according to what at the time reported CNN. And so, it only remained to meet the stipulated time of confinement.

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Getting out of jail: What happened to Patrizia Reggiani?

The years passed and around 2011, the authorities gave Patrizia Reggiani the opportunity to get out of jail as part of a labor probation program, which she refused to take because the very idea of ​​working caused her conflict: “I have never worked in my life and I do not intend to start now”, she said according to statements collected by The Guardian.

However, the same opportunity was presented to him in 2014 and he did not hesitate to take it. Due to her good behavior, in 2016 her probation ended and she was released in full. For this moment, She was a design consultant for the jewelry brand Bozart.

By now, it is known that she still living in Milan at 72 years old. Even in March of this 2021, she declared to the Italian news agency Ansa which was pretty upset that Lady Gaga is playing me in Ridley Scott’s new movie without having had the consideration and sensitivity to come to meet me.

Sources say that the film’s production did not want Lady Gaga to approach Reggiani to have some kind of reference on her performance. This decision, they say, was made to “Not support or endorse the crime of Patrizia”.

Now as part of the premiere of the film, People He has done some reports on Patrizia and she has said that her separation from Maurizio was due to the bad influence that he received from other members of his family and the company. “If I could see Maurizio now, I would tell him to forgive me for what happened”, adds to the cited medium.

The daughters of Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani

Alessandra and Allegra Gucci, According to Newsweek, they are currently living in Switzerland with their respective families with the idea of ​​keeping their lives out of the public eye. However, in 2017 they tried to stop paying Patrizia the pension that Maurizio had stipulated for her in the 1990s after the divorce.

The Supreme Court of Italy made the determination and ruled in favor of Patrizia, for which he currently continues to receive more than $ 1.40 million for life.

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Patrizia Reggiani in 2021. Photo: Getty.

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