Whatever Happened To Patrizia Reggiani's Daughters?

Fans of Lady Gaga have something to look forward to. The "You & I" singer is back in a leading role as Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci. It's no surprise Gaga landed a role in the feature film, considering how much buzz the stranger-than-fiction story of Reggiani (an advisor to the fashion house Gucci) and her husband, Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), has been getting lately. A documentary called Lady Gucci is set to air on Discovery in March 20, 2021. What makes this story film worthy? So glad you asked. 

Maurizio was the heir to the Gucci empire and even served as the company's head for a while. In the 80s, Gucci was already a well-known and very pricey high fashion brand, so Maurizio had the fortune to match. Long story short, he married Reggiani and ultimately left her for a younger woman. As you might imagine, this was a bit of a slap in the face considering that Reggiani had put years into their marriage, raising their children and advising his financial decisions, per The Guardian. After the divorce, there was a long, drawn-out battle over how the Gucci fortune would be split. The tale of Maurizio and Reggiani ended with Maurizio being assassinated by a hitman hired by Reggiani in 1995. So yeah, this tragic story has all the makings of a great movie and documentary.

Two people often forgotten in the Maurizio/Reggiani drama, however, are the pair's daughters, Alessandra and Allegra Gucci. What are they up to now? Let's investigate. 

Patrizia Reggiani's daughters are staying away from her

Shortly after Maurizio Gucci's death, his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani (along with her astrologer and the hitman), was convicted of plotting his murder and sentenced to 29 years in prison. She was released early in 2014 and has spoken openly about how she hopes to rejoin the Gucci organization... which probably isn't happening anytime soon TBH, per Harper's Bazaar. With their respective murder and imprisonment, Maurizio and Reggiani left behind a pair of daughters, Alessandra and Allegra Gucci, who were in their teens at the time. Where are they now, and what do they think of their mom?

According to The Guardian, Alessandra and Allegra live in Switzerland these days, but were close to Reggiani as children and even lived with her for the two years between their father's death and their mother's conviction. However, their relationship has since soured. Upon Reggiani's release in 2014, her daughters — who inherited their dad's Gucci fortune — (unsuccessfully) attempted to prevent her from accessing the annuity their father promised her before his murder. After that, they more or less cut off contact with Reggiani, who claimed to The Guardian, "They don't understand me and have cut off my financial support. I have nothing, and I haven't even met my two grandsons."

The sisters might have a frosty relationship with their mother, but the apple unfortunately doesn't fall far from the tree. Like their parents, Allegra and Alessandra have been plagued by legal issues relating to tax evasion, for which they were eventually acquitted in 2015.