Royal outrage Charlotte te e left holding the baby
The royal’s left holding the baby
It’s an unhappy new year for Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi, who has called off her engagement to film producer Dimitri Rassam just two months after the pair welcomed their first child.
Royal gossips have spoken of “personality incompatibility” causing a rift between the pair, but Woman’s Day can reveal it was a furious festive-season row that caused the brunette beauty – the granddaughter of the late Princess Grace and daughter of Princess Caroline – to end their two-year affair.
We’re told Dimitri, 37, left Charlotte, 32, home alone in Paris with their unwell newborn boy Balthazar just days before Christmas, saying he was off to Los Angeles to “work on a film”. The Frenchman has since been seen with his ex-wife, Russian model Masha Novoselova, 33, and their daughter Darya, seven, amid rumours of a reunion.
“Charlotte was gobsmacked,” claims a close friend of Monaco’s royal family. “They had a screaming match and she threatened Dimitri, saying, ‘If you leave now, don’t bother coming back,’ and he didn’t – not even when she had to rush their son to emergency services with a raging fever and constant crying.”
On Christmas Day, the teary aristocrat – who also shares son Raphaël, five, with French comedian Gad Elmaleh, 47 – reportedly sent her 61-year-old mother Caroline a message saying, “The wedding is off.”
The high-society ceremony was due to take place on the tiny Italian island of Pantelleria – where Dimitri’s mother, former Bond girl Carole Bouquet, 61, lives – in June, with designer Karl Lagerfeld among the guests. Caroline is said to be “outraged and embarrassed”, especially as the invites had been sent and she’d already chosen her dress.
“Dimitri has the same explosive personality as Charlotte,” says the pal. “They argue about everything and have totally different views on the world. He’s devoted to his work as a movie producer and loves life in LA, while Charlotte has never had to work and likes to be in Paris or Monaco, where she has status.”
Making things worse, the pal claims, “Charlotte, just like her mother, thinks everyone else is at her beck and call. Now she’s left wondering why she’s a single mum to two children whose fathers have both fled.”
Charlotte is said to be hiding away in her country home in Barbizon, just south of the French capital. The friend also claims, “She daren’t show her face in Monaco. She feels so humiliated and knows everyone is gossiping about her reputation.”
Below: Dimitri dumped baby mama Masha (right) for the royal, but now he’s had second thoughts.