Jessica Chastain maintains a very low profile in her personal life, but she did get married in 2017. Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, with whom she began dating in 2012, is now her husband. It’s unknown how the two came to be together, but it wouldn’t be unreasonable to suppose that Passi de Preposulo’s position in high fashion had a role.
Chastain’s spouse worked as Armani’s head of public relations in 2009. It’s unclear if Passi de Preposulo played a part in arranging for Chastain to wear Armani exclusively for her role in A Most Violent Year. Given his deep, illustrious background in Italy, it makes natural that he later worked for Moncler, another another Italian clothing firm.
Villa Tiepolo Passi, a magnificent house with a lengthy history close to Venice in the Northern Italian city of Treviso, is owned by Passi de Preposulo. His family’s history in the area, according to the villa’s website, dates all the way back to 973 – yep, you read that right, the year 973.
The de Preposulos, as they were known at the time, were a recognized member of the aristocracy in the early 1300s. According to the estates’ website, they “served as direct interlocutors with the emperor and held significant civic and ecclesiastical responsibilities in Bergamo.” People started adding “pas” (the local word for “peace”) to their names when one member of their family helped mediate peace between two rival factions in the area; this led to the development of the name “Passi.”
According to their website, Villa Tiepolo Passi has been around since the beginning of the 16th century, but the family only acquired ownership of it in the mid-1800s. Today, the estate offers guided tours and produces its own prosecco, called Prosecco di Villa Tiepolo Passi. You may even stay in a posh apartment in one of the estate’s barns, but it’s not clear how much that would cost.
2017 saw the marriage of Chastain and Passi de Preposulo at Villa Tiepolo Passi. A few months later, Chastain admitted to the Wall Street Journal that, while having never imagined herself getting married, meeting Passi de Preposulo had caused her to reconsider.
According to Chastain, her spouse was aware that I wasn’t interested in marriage when we first met. “Then, as we got to know one another, my perspective on marriage changed. He is one of those things that ought to be celebrated.”