From Grace Kelly‘s marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco to Zsa Zsa Gabor‘s nuptials with Hungary’s prince Frédéric, Hollywood celebrities have a long history of tying the knot with royalty. The latest actress to take up this long tradition is Jessica Chastain, best known for her roles in The Help and The Martian. The star has just realized every little girl’s dream, saying “I do” at a lavish ceremony at a beautiful Italian villa.
The star’s new husband is Count Gian Luca Passi De Proposulo. The couple have been dating since 2012, but like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle they like to keep their relationship very hush-hush.
But Chastain did talk candidly at the Oscars a few years ago about her fairy tale romance, saying she’s “very, very happy” with her new husband.
“It’s a wonderful thing when a career does so well and your personal life goes so well,” she said.
The couple had their ceremony on the count’s own property outside of the gorgeous Italian city of Trevisio, with other celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt in attendance.
Despite trying to keep the ceremony private, enterprising photographers managed to snap a few pictures of the beautiful outdoor ceremony, where Chastain sported a strapless white dress.
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Count Passi’s family have very deep roots in Italy, stretching back to the 10th century. While Italy doesn’t officially recognize noble families anymore, Passi still uses the title of count – and Chastain is still a countess, at least in our hearts! The well-dressed Passi works in the fashion industry, and he’s represented some big names including Armani and Moncler.
He also rubs shoulders with famous friends including George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio, so he’s no stranger to Hollywood.
The count’s family also owns many successful businesses, including their own prosecco distillery.
Passi’s last name is Italian for peace, and it was actually awarded to his ancestor for stopping a long-running feud between 2 noble houses.
While Chastain has more film projects lined up, we wouldn’t blame her if she decided to give up her career and spend the rest of her days in one of the Count’s luxurious Italian properties.
Hopefully we’ll hear more happy announcements from this couple very soon!
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