Who is Maurizio Gucci Girlfriend Paola Franchi?

Franchi and Gucci began dating in 1990 after meeting at a private club in Saint Moritz. For five years, Franchi became Gucci's live-in companion, occupying a beautiful apartment in Milan's Corso Venezia with the designer.

When Gucci and Reggiani divorced in 1994, they began planning a wedding at Gucci's Saint Moritz house in Switzerland.

A hired hitman assassinated Maurizio Gucci in 1995. Reggiani served Franchi with an eviction notice the day after the murder, ordering her to vacate the opulent condominium she lived in with Gucci.

Maurizio died less than three hours before the order was written. Reggiani moved in with her two daughters after Franchi left. She stayed there for two years before being apprehended in 1997. Patrizia Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in jail in 1998 for orchestrating the murder.

Maurizio Gucci: Who are his Family Members? What is his Net Worth?

Gucci married Patrizia Reggiani in 1972 and had two daughters, Allegra and Alessandra, with her. Rodolfo Gucci, Maurizio's father, initially disapproved of their marriage, calling Patrizia "a social climber with nothing on her mind but money."

He told his wife Patrizia in 1985 that he was heading to Florence for a brief work vacation. He sent a buddy the next day to inform his wife that he would not be returning and terminated their marriage.

Franchi's 16-year-old son Charly Colombo, on the other hand, committed suicide in 2001. Franchi is an active member of the organization "L'Amico Charly," founded in her son's memory to assist disturbed or suicidal teenagers.

On the other hand, he sold his remaining Gucci stock to Investcorp for $170 million in 1993, ending the Gucci family's participation with the business.

What Happened To Maurizio Gucci?

Maurizio Gucci, 46, was a celebrity and third-generation scion of one of fashion's most illustrious families. He was the former CEO of the huge Gucci enterprise, a celebrity and third-generation scion of one of fashion's most illustrious families.

SARA FORDEN: It was incredibly terrible to learn that Maurizio Gucci had been shot in broad daylight in the heart of Milan.

"Murder in the House of Gucci," a Dateline special, delves into the investigation that revealed how the family's business was ruined.