Allegra Gucci, 46, is an Italian celebrity child, media personality, entrepreneur and fashion designer, popularly known as the eldest daughter of GUCCI’s head Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggianic.
Aside from her world famous last name, Allegra recently made headlines with her own book Game Over. It is a book about her tragic life events and the truth behind the murder of her father Maurizio 27 years ago. Her father was brutally murdered by a hit man on the stairs just outside his office.
And do you know who hired Gucci’s killer? His own ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani and the mother of his two daughters. Allegra, Gucci’s youngest rightful heiress, felt the need to write a book after Ridley Scott’s poor portrayal of her family in his movie House of Gucci.
Here we will talk about the tragic death of her father, the reason why her mother went rogue, Allegra’s own family and her current whereabouts. Did she take over Gucci after her father’s death? Is she in contact with her mother? Learn more about Allegra Gucci with us.
Allegra Gucci Early Life, Age and More
The celebrity child Allegra Gucci was born on January 27, 1981 in Milan, Italy, and will be 46 years old in 2022. She is the youngest daughter of former head of Gucci fashion house Maurizio Gucci and his then wife Patrizia Reggiani.
She was born and raised in the city of Milan along with her older sister Alessandra Gucci by her mother Patrizia. Her sister was born five years before her on June 28, 1976.
Born from one of the fashion houses, Allegra became famous long before she was born. Likewise, because of her family’s name, she lived her childhood away from the limelight.
While details of her education and others are not disclosed, it is reported that her older sister Alessandra attended Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Allegra Gucci .’s Family Background
The young Gucci heiress is the grandchild of actor and entrepreneur Rodolfo Gucci and Sandra Ravel. Her grandfather was popular for his works in such films as Venus, Heartbeat, The Night of Tricks, Don Pasquale and others.
Rodolfo is the man behind Gucci’s iconic floral scarf originally created for the late actress Grace Kelly. Likewise, she is also related to former Gucci chairman Aldo Gucci and Vasco Gucci.
Allegra Gucci’s grandfather initially disapproved of her parents’ marriage – their married life
Allegra’s parents Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani had first met at a house party in 1970. They entered into a romantic relationship and were married on October 28, 1972.
Maurizio and Patrizia moved to New York City shortly after their marriage in Milan. Although everything seemed fine, Gucci’s father Rodolfo was against their union, claiming that Reggiani was nothing but a social climber bent on money.
PS Patrizia was born in Vignola, Modena province in northern Italy, and grew up in a very poor family.
From their marriage, Patrizia and Maurizio share two daughters, Alessandra and Allegra Gucci. The family of four moved back to Milan in 1982, a year after Allegra’s birth.
Allegra’s father Maurizio left her mother
In 1985, Gucci left his wife out of the blue after ten years of marriage. According to reports, he initially told Patrizia that he was going on a short business trip to Florence. To her surprise, she was told that Maurizio would not be coming back and that their marriage was over.
After that, the mother of two raised her daughter alone for most of their lives. And in 1990, Maurizio added more fuel to his estranged relationship with his then-wife when he began dating Italian interior designer and former model Paola Franchi.
This relationship caused Patrizia to become jealous and resent the father of her children. Moreover, her malignant brain tumor surgery also played a big part in ruining their bond.
The parents of two divorced in Italy on October 14, 1994, and she received an annual alimony of $1.47 million. They were also divorced on May 6, 1992 in Switzerland.
She continued to use Gucci’s last name, although she was no longer allowed to use it by law.
Allegra’s mom Patrizia hired a hit man to kill her husband
Just a year after their divorce, Reggiani, Allegra Gucci’s mother, hired a hit man to kill her ex-husband just outside the steps of his office. He was shot four times by Benedetto Ceraulo, hired by Patrizia and Giuseppina Auriemma aka Pina, the sorceress.
Pina was Maurizio’s family partner who even ran a Gucci store in Naples. She later developed a close bond with Patrizia and eventually hatched a plan and helped her kill her ex-husband. While Ceraulo was a pizzeria owner who was in huge debt at the time.
At the time of their father’s death, Allegra was 14 and Alessandra was only 18 years old. Then 14-year-old Gucci was informed by her own mother about her father’s murder.
Not to mention, Patrizia wrote a single word in her diary on the day of the murder ‘paradeisos’ a Greek word that translates to paradise in English.
Patrizia Reggiani was arrested and sentenced to prison for the murder of her husband
Just a few days after Gucci’s murder, Reggiani was arrested from her home. She was accompanied by Giuseppina Auriemma, Ivano Savioni, Orazio Cicala and Benedetto Ceraulo who were all arrested for the murder of Maurizio.
The trial received massive media coverage and on November 3, 1998, all the defendants were found guilty by the Assize Court of Milan. Patrizia Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in prison, Ceraulo to life imprisonment and Giuseppina Auriemma to 25 years for complicity.
On March 17, 2000, the Court of Assizes of Appeal apparently shortened her sentence to 26 years. However, she only served 18 years in prison and was released on February 20, 2017 for her good behavior.
Not to mention, in 2000, Reggiani attempted suicide by hanging himself with a sheet. Fortunately, she was found by the guards and rescued in time.
For 18 years, her daughters visited her in prison every Wednesday and Friday. According to Allegra’s interview with Vanity Fairthe two sisters took turns visiting their mother with a package of clothes, sheets, food cooked by their grandmother Silvana and others.
Allegra and Alessandra inherited a huge amount of fortune from their father
After the death of the last Gucci owner, most of his fortune went to his daughters, Allegra and Alessandra, who were just 14 and 18 at the time. As of 2022, the Gucci sisters are worth about $400 million together.
No doubt their multi-million dollar fortune came from inheriting their father’s remaining wealth. While Maurizio was still alive, in 1993 he sold all of his remaining shares in Gucci to Investcorp for $170 million.
This deal put an end to Gucci’s family ties to the luxury fashion brand. As of 2022, the family is in no way affiliated with the brand.
Why did Allegra Gucci decide to write her book decades later?
Allegra’s only reason for writing her book, game is over after all, this year was meant to set the truth about her family straight. When Ridley Scott Made His Biographical Crime Drama House of Gucci in 2021, the Gucci family went through their lifelong trauma one more time.
In the film, Maurizio is played by actor Adam Driver and Patrizia is played by none other than our Lady Gaga.
Ridley portrayed their father as a weak and spoiled brat with money, but according to the Gucci sisters, he was a hard worker and a brilliant businessman.
And speaking of the book, Allegra says,
“I have two young children. Seeing the hype caused by the movie House of Gucci, I didn’t want them to grow up not knowing the truth about the family they come from.”
She further added, “I have reconstructed the memories piece by piece, document by document. Sometimes I felt pain, sometimes a sense of liberation.”
Allegra Gucci is currently based in Switzerland – who is she married to?
The mother of two Allegra is currently married to Enrico Barbieri whom she met during her dark phase of life. They met when he had recently lost his father as well.
Sharing a mutual pain and the loss of a parent brought them together and the couple married on November 24, 2011 in St Moritz. Together they share two children whose identities are currently not revealed.
The family of four currently lives in Switzerland. She posts updates from her life on her IG handle @allelegragucci_official from time to time. As for Alessandra, she is also married to a man named Federico and shares a son together.
- 1 Allegra Gucci Early Life, Age and More
- 2 Allegra Gucci’s grandfather initially disapproved of her parents’ marriage – their married life
- 3 Allegra’s father Maurizio left her mother
- 4 Allegra’s mom Patrizia hired a hit man to kill her husband
- 5 Patrizia Reggiani was arrested and sentenced to prison for the murder of her husband
- 6 Allegra and Alessandra inherited a huge amount of fortune from their father
- 7 Why did Allegra Gucci decide to write her book decades later?
- 8 Allegra Gucci is currently based in Switzerland – who is she married to?