It’s a household affair!
The Swedish-born spouse of a star New York restaurateur is dumping him — for her twin sister’s husband, Page Six has realized.
Former mannequin Charlotte Bonstrom has been married to Italian-born Vittorio Assaf, the co-founder of Serafina Restaurants, for greater than 20 years and has two kids with him.
But throughout the pandemic, Charlotte is alleged to have struck up an affair with Frenchman Thierry Gillier, founding father of the style home Zadig & Voltaire — regardless of him having been married to her similar twin, Cecilia Bonstrom.
“Charlotte had an affair with Thierry and it broke Celia’s heart…,” one supply mentioned. “Poor Cecilia, betrayed by her husband and her twin sister.”
Now, New York society is buzzing about one other potential sister act, with discuss that jilted Cecilia has taken up with Assaf in revenge.
Assaf, 62, denied rumors of a high-society associate swap, although he confirmed that his spouse was eager on tying the knot with her sister’s hubby.
“Charlotte and I are in the process of getting divorced – she wants to get remarried,” he advised Page Six on Wednesday. “[She] is getting married to Thierry Gillier, the ex-husband of her sister.”
“It is very difficult,” Assaf added, “but I have nothing to do with the sister of Charlotte.”
The supply alleged that Charlotte started straying as a result of she was “hurt” that Assaf “often spent time with models during their marriage.”
“She was very hurt, but learned to accept it and then she started secretly dating other people,” the insider mentioned.
It is believed that Cecilia, additionally an ex-model, discovered concerning the affair round March 2020 — when she appeared to submit about it on Instagram.
“You’re looking for three things generally, in a person: Intelligence, energy and integrity. And if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two,” she wrote, tagging each her hubby and sister within the caption.
Days later she posted an image of her crimson tearful eyes and wrote, “#momentoftruth#iknowwhoiam#nolies.” Then, a submit saying, “Maturity is learning to walk away from people & situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self-worth.”
Cecilia stays inventive director of 62-year-old Gillier’s prestigious style label — “even though her husband is with her sister,” as one other supply put it, including, “I don’t know how that is going to work out.”
“My god, what drama,” the insider mentioned. “One would think there would be other men around than your twin sister’s husband.”
The supply additionally mentioned its unlikely that the 50-year-old twins will ever be pals once more.
“Its such a crazy story – you just couldn’t even make it up.”
When reached by telephone on Wednesday, Charlotte Bonstrom declined remark, saying, “This is my private life. You can write whatever you want. I have two children in the middle, and I care about them more than the New York Post.”
Her sister didn’t reply to requests for feedback. Reps for Zadig & Voltaire didn’t get again to us.
Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin