When Maurizio Gucci, an heir to the massive Gucci family fortune, met Patrizia Reggiani, his entire world changed. Though his father warned him that Patrizia was only after their money, Maurizio married Patrizia anyways on October 28, 1972.

In this story of betrayal, jealousy, greed and power, Maurizio would end up losing everything: his family members, his wife and their two daughters, the company that had brought them riches, and then, his life. Maurizio Gucci was murdered while walking to work on March 27, 1995 but a hitman, and later it was revealed that his ex-wife Patrizia had orchestrated his assassination.

But WHY did she do it? What did she have to gain? And who helped her do it?

Episode Contents:

How Patrizia Reggiani Plotted to Kill Her Ex-Husband Maurizio Gucci -  Biography
When Maurizio Gucci met Patrizia Reggiani, it was love at first sight. He was wealthy heir to the massive Gucci family dynasty, and she was a rich, socialite whose father had made a fortune in the trucking industry. The two lived a glamorous and romantic life full of vibrant parties, vacations at their multiple properties around the world, and connections to all of Italy’s and NYC’s most elite.
He Said, She Said: The Ex-Wife and Gucci's Darkest Hour - Spotlight
Maurizio and Patrizia married on October 28, 1972 against Maurizio’s father’s (Rodolfo Gucci’s) wishes; Rodolfo felt that Patrizia was only after the family’s money. Not one of Maurizio’s family members showed up to their wedding.
Omicidio Gucci, parla l'ultima compagna: «Non ho mai perdonato Patrizia  Reggiani»
After fighting with his family members and scheming to have them removed from the company, Maurizio relied on Patrizia to help him run Gucci. But the power struggle ultimately ruined their marriage, and Maurizio walked out on her and their two daughters. He formed a relationship with a woman named Paola Franchi and the two had planned to marry which would jeopardize the large annual alimony that Patrizia was getting from their divorce.
Inside The Murder Of Maurizio Gucci Orchestrated By His Ex-Wife
At around 8:30 A.M. on March 27, 1955, Maurizio Gucci was walking up the steps to his office in Milan, Italy when a gunman shot him from behind- three times in his back, and once in his head. The driver disappeared into the morning traffic and Gucci was pronounced dead at the scene at just 46 years of age.
Who are Patrizia Reggiani's children Alessandra and Allegra?
Patrizia and her two daughters Alessandra and Allegra Gucci at their father’s funeral.
Patrizia Reggiani Declines Parole: Why She'd Rather Stay in Prison
After an anonymous source revealed to authorities that he knew the people behind Gucci’s death, the real story began to reveal itself. Patrizia had asked her friend and personal psychic Pina Auriemma to find someone to murder her ex-husband. Pina turned to her long-time friend Ivano Savioni who contacted two of his friends to carry out the murder; Orazio Cicala who was the getaway car driver and Benedetto Ceraulo who pulled the trigger.
Freed Gucci murdress Patrizia Reggiani lands fashion job with Bozart |  news.com.au — Australia's leading news site
The jury found Patrizia and each of her four accomplices guilty of orchestrating, carrying out, and then covering up the murder of Maurizio Gucci.
The Gucci wife and the hitman: fashion's darkest tale | Gucci | The Guardian
After serving just 16 years of her original 25 year-sentence, Patrizia Reggiani walks free today, still receiving half a million dollars in alimony from her deceased ex-husband Maurizio Gucci’s estate.
Where is Patrizia Reggiani now? She lives a glamorous life in Milan -  TheNetline
You can find Patrizia marveling in her riches and carrying a pet parrot on her shoulder around Milan, Italy today.


Photos from House of Gucci Cast vs. Real Life - E! Online
Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani
Gucci Family Slams "Painful" House of Gucci Portrayal - E! Online
Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci
House Of Gucci Cast - House Of Gucci 2021 Imdb / The house of gucci cast is  led by lady gaga and adam driver, but the actors filling out the supporting  cast
Salma Hayek as Pina Auriemma
Photos from House of Gucci Cast vs. Real Life - E! Online
Camille Cottin as Paola Franchi
House of Gucci, Jeremy Irons, Rodolfo Gucci
Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci
House of Gucci,  Al Pacino, Aldo Gucci
Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci
House of Gucci, Jared Leto, Paolo Gucci
Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci


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