Days after announcing her split with her French husband and movie star Vincent Cassel, Italian actress Monica Bellucci is said to be involved with a property tycoon from Azerbaijan.
Bellucci, 48, who shot to fame in films like “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ”, is having a relationship with Telman Ismailov, according to media reports.
The relationship between Bellucci and Ismailov is reportedly the cause of her separation from Cassel.
Their love story began in 2009 when Monika traveled to Turkey to open a luxury hotel located right next to the complex owned by Ismailov.
The fifty-seven-year-old Azerbaijani captured the public’s attention when he paid Jennifer Lopez half a million euros to appear at his birthday celebrations.
In a statement to French and Italian news agencies, Cassel and Bellucci announced Monday they were separating after a 14-year marriage that produced two daughters.