Who is Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo?
Gian Luca Passi is an Italian nobleman, a member of the Passe de Preposulo family from Bergamo. In addition to his popularity as an Italian count, he is the husband of American actress Jessica Chastain.
Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo was born on 10 November 1982, in Montebelluna, Italy, the son of Count Alberto Passi de Preposulo and his wife, Barbara Bruni. His family history dates back to 973, but the family prominence began in the 1800s when they acquired painter Tiepolo’s properties, a massive 17th-century villa accompanied by a vast estate.
Their last name means ‘peace’, which was given to them after one of their ancestors, Count Ottopasso de Preposulo negotiated peace between two families at war, Guelf and Ghibelline. After this, he started being called ‘quelli de la pass’, which later became ‘I Pas’ and eventually ‘Passi’.
Gian Luca has a younger sister Gaia, born in 1985, and is a lifestyle journalist who is now married to Federico Iannello.
Although the Italian government doesn’t recognize the aristocracy titles, Gian is still a count as well as his father, and his sister is a countess. When asked about this, he said that the title is not essential to him, but that being a count comes from the inside.
After a private high school, Gian Luca enrolled at the prestigious IULM University in Milan, from which he obtained a degree in Fashion and Creative Industries.
Gian Luca has been known for his involvement in high fashion. Following his graduation, he began his career at Armani as a director of public relations.
During his time at Armani, he learned a lot from Roberta Armani, his mentor, and was often seen in the company of such VIP stars as Katie Holmes, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, among many others.
He has since established himself as an executive at Moncler. Moreover, Gian Luca launched his brand of premium prosecco, FIOL; his family is known for their own brand of Prosecco, but he wanted to differentiate from his family, and launched his own.
According to reports, Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo’s net worth is estimated at $15 million as of late 2022, earned largely through his career as a fashion executive, but also family wealth.
Relationship with Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo are now officially married. 💗 pic.twitter.com/WBQkSgr1z9
— best of jessica chastain (@bestofchastains) June 11, 2017
Gian Luca and Jessica met in January 2012 -she was in Paris for a fashion show when the two connected over a mutual interest in fashion. They began dating, but held their romance a secret. The wedding ceremony was held on 10 June 2017 at Gian Luca’s family estate in Carbonera.
Jessica revealed that she didn’t think of marrying until he changed her take on marriage. Following the wedding, the couple went on a honeymoon trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.
In 2018 the two welcomed a daughter, Giulietta, through surrogacy.
They avoid red-carpet appearances and like to stay away from the spotlight.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
This Italian count has black hair and blue eyes. He stands at the height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), weighs approximately 175lbs (79kgs), with vital statistics of 40-32-35, and biceps size 14.
Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo’s Wife, Jessica Chastain, Short Bio
Jessica Michelle Chastain was born on 24 March 1977, in Sacramento, California. She’s the daughter of Jerri Renee Hastey (nee Chastain) and Michael Monasterio, a rock musician, however, she was estranged from her father until his death in 2013. Furthermore, Jessica has also said that her growing up was rather harsh, and that her mother raised her and her siblings alone. Her mother married Michael Hastey, of whom Jessica has said only nice things.
J Chastain said that she became interested in acting at seven years old, when her grandmother took her to see the production of the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
She struggled academically during her school years at El Camino Fundamental High School, and having been absent too many times from regular classes, she wasn’t eligible for matriculation. However, she obtained an adult diploma at a later time.
She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which she graduated in 1998, and the same year played Julia in the TheatreWorks production of the play “Romeo and Juliet”. This early appearance helped her get an audition for the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, and a scholarship funded by Robin Williams, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003.
She returned to acting in 2004, and has continued to appear on stage throughout her career. Some of her most notable appearances include Anya in “The Cherry Orchard”, then Salome in the play of the same name in 2006, and Desdemona in the play “Othello” (2009), among many others.
Her on-screen debut was in 2004, when she portrayed Dahlia Taslitz in the TV medical-drama series “ER”. Since then, she’s made more than 55 film and TV appearances. Her first major role was as Jolene, a 16-year-old orphan, based on the short story “Jolene: A Life” by E.L. Doctorow.
She continued pretty successfully into the 2010s, starring in such films as the sci-fi horror “Take Shelter” (2011), co-starring Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham, then starring with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated fantasy-drama film “The Tree of Life” in the same year. The following year she earned her first Oscar nomination for her work on the film “The Help”, while in 2013 her second Oscar nomination came, as she starred in the film “Zero Dark Thirty”.
To speak further of her accomplishments, over the years, Jessica has starred in such films as the award-winning action-crime film “A Most Violent Year”, co-starring Oscar Isaac and David Oyelowo, then in the biopic on Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier, but also an FBI target due to her high stakes poker game, entitled “Molly’s Game” (2017), while in 2021 she won her first Academy Award in the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her work on the film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, a biopic on the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, her rise, fall, and redemption.
Most recently, Jessica starred in the film “The Good Nurse”, and portrayed Tammy Wynette in the TV series “George & Tammy”, both in 2022.
According to reports, Jessica Chastain’s net worth has been estimated at $50 million, as of late 2022.
Jessica has adopted a rescue dog and is a vegan. Moreover, she is recognized as one of the investors of Beyond Meat, a meat substitute company.
She is vocal about mental health issues, and advocates for gender and racial equality.