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Emily Ratajkowski steps out in NYC – amid steamy new romance with Orazio Rispo

Emily Ratajkowski looked giddy as she attended an event in New York City on Monday- days after debuting her new romance with DJ Orazio Rispo.

The model, 31, looked stunning in a dove grey blouse, which revealed a hint of her cleavage, paired with a statement gold necklace as she was interviewed for the New Era in Audio event during the Big Apple’s Advertising Week.

Emily’s giddy appearance was in stark contrast to her estranged husband Sebastian McClard’s somber demeanor as he stepped out with the former couple’s son Sylvester, 19 months on Wednesday.  

Lots to smile about: Emily Ratajkowski looked giddy as she atttended an event in New York City on Monday- days after debuting her new romance with DJ Orazio Rispo

Emily’s outing came just three days after she was seen passionately kissing 35-year-old Orazio during a passionate date night. 

Sebastian, 41, wrapped up in a tan jacket tee and joggers as held Sylvester on his shoulders while chatting to a friend.

On Tuesday, DailyMail.com exclusively the identity of Emily’s new love. Like Emily’s ex Sebastian, Orazio was born and raised in New York.

He has worked as a DJ for two decades; he also owned and operated a record shop in Brooklyn, called Halcyon Record Shop, until it closed in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile: Emily's giddy appearance was in stark contrast to her estranged husband Sebastian McClard's somber demeanor as he stepped out with the former couple's son Sylvester, 19 months on Wednesday

Meanwhile: Emily’s giddy appearance was in stark contrast to her estranged husband Sebastian McClard’s somber demeanor as he stepped out with the former couple’s son Sylvester, 19 months on Wednesday

Lip lock: On Friday. the model was seen packing on the PDA with the hunky DJ

Lip lock: On Friday. the model was seen packing on the PDA with the hunky DJ

Smile: The star showed off her pearly whites as she took her seat

Smile: The star showed off her pearly whites as she took her seat

Lots to talk about: Emily couldn't stop smiling as she took to the stage

Lots to talk about: Emily couldn’t stop smiling as she took to the stage

Post split: Sebastian, 41, wrapped up in a tan jacket tee and joggers as held Sylvester on his shoulders while chatting to a friend

Post split: Sebastian, 41, wrapped up in a tan jacket tee and joggers as held Sylvester on his shoulders while chatting to a friend

Look over there! Sebastian pointed something out to Sylvester

Look over there! Sebastian pointed something out to Sylvester 

Smile: Sebastian was taking his mind off the split as he spent time with his son

Cute moment: The star smiled as he walked around the city with his son

Smile: Sebastian was taking his mind off the split as he spent time with his son

Dad time: Sebastian was every inch the doting dad as he stepped out amid ex Emily's new romance

Dad time: Sebastian was every inch the doting dad as he stepped out amid ex Emily’s new romance

Wow: Emily looked radiant as she was seen walking down the street on Monday

Wow: Emily looked radiant as she was seen walking down the street on Monday

The model looked happier than ever in the wake of her marital breakdown as she packed on the PDA with Orazio on Friday evening. 

The pair was seen giggling with one another, locking lips, starring into each other’s eyes, and sharing a romantic embrace as they strolled through Manhattan, after enjoying an alfresco dinner date.

The mother-of-one – who was recently rumored to be dating Brad Pitt, 58 – looked chic in a black, off-the-shoulder top, matching slacks, and red boots, as she chatted with her companion, before the pair climbed onto his motorbike and headed off together.

Orazio is the son of realtor Giampiero Rispo, who serves as the founder and president of residential brokerage Domus Realty – which specializes in selling ‘luxury real estate in New York City.’

Glow: The model showed off her radiant complexion

Glow: The model showed off her radiant complexion

Business chic: She paired this with black trousers and boosted her height with stiletto heels

Glow; The star wore her tresses in soft waves and sported a light palette of make-up

Business chic: She paired this with black trousers and boosted her height with stiletto heels

Stunning: Emily looked as radiant as ever as she strolled in the Big Applke

Stunning: Emily looked as radiant as ever as she strolled in the Big Applke

New romance: Emily looked as chic as ever as she walked

New romance: Emily looked as chic as ever as she walked 

‘Since founding Domus in 1986, Giampiero has developed an industry-wide reputation for his integrity, creativity, and artful negotiation style,’ his bio on LinkedIn reads. 

‘As principal of Domus, Giampiero fulfills the dual role of wealth manager and expert real estate adviser. Drawing on his extensive background in finance, business and real estate, Giampiero’s primary goal is to strategically invest and manage his clients’ assets in the real estate market in the most rewarding and hassle-free way possible. 

He is particularly skilled in working with celebrities and foreign buyers and investors, and the majority of his transactions involve off market properties for clients with discriminating taste and high standards for privacy.’

Multiple sources have confirmed Orazio's identity to DailyMail.com

Multiple sources have confirmed Orazio’s identity to DailyMail.com

Some of the homes he is currently selling, according to his website, include a $7.6 million apartment building in the upper east side with 12 units and a $6.5 million two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Soho.

Orazio’s dad is also the director of an undergarment company called BANDEBRA – which sells ‘natural, organic, comfortable, and sexy alternatives to bras.’

It was reported by one Instagram account that Orazio is cousins with GCDS designer Giuliano Calza, who boasts a slew of celebrity friends including Dua Lipa, Nicola Beckham-Peltz, and Elsa Hosk.

Guliano attended the September wedding of Orazio’s brother, which Orazio officiated.

The artist is a registered democrat and studied political science at Columbia University. 

He wore a green jacket over a yellow tee for the outing with Emily, which he paired with a pair of loose, gray jeans and black sneakers.

The apparent new couple were seen dining at an outdoor restaurant, where they laughed and smiled as they enjoyed their food and some cocktails; Emily was even pictured lovingly touching his face during the date night. 

Ex: Emily split from husband Sebastian in July - the pair are pictured with son Sylvester

Ex: Emily split from husband Sebastian in July – the pair are pictured with son Sylvester

It’s unclear how or when Emily and Orazio first met, but it appears that they’ve known each other for a while, as it was reported that they were seen grabbing dinner together during Milan Fashion Week last September.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Emily’s representatives for comment.

News hit the web that Emily had split from her husband of four years, Sebastian, in July.

At the time, it was reported that the model had made the decision to leave her film producer husband, 41, over claims that he was a ‘serial cheater.’ A source told Page Six at the time, ‘It’s gross. He’s a dog.’ 

Comedian and social media influencer Claudia Oshry also spoke out about the situation during an episode of The Morning Toast podcast, in which she claimed Sebastian’s infidelity was an open secret in the industry.

Like Emily's ex Sebastian, Orazio was born and raised in New York

Like Emily's ex Sebastian, Orazio was born and raised in New York

Like Emily’s ex Sebastian, Orazio was born and raised in New York

‘It’s, like, known that her husband has cheated on her and they’re filing for divorce,’ she said, adding that when the couple officially confirms their separation, it will not come as a surprise to anyone.

Emily, who shares a one-year-old son with Sebastian, named Sylvester Apollo Bear, then filed for divorce in September. 

In the wake of her divorce proceedings, there had been talk that Emily was involved in a romance with Brad, but she seemed to shut these rumors down with her very public display of affection with Orazio. 

In late August, OK magazine claimed that Brad was getting close to Emily, with a source explaining: ‘He asked her out, and she said yes. She’s always thought Brad was cute, and the way she saw it, what did she have to lose?’

But a separate insider told magazine earlier this month that while the two stars were ‘having fun’ together, it wasn’t anything serious.

‘The split was very rough for her,’ the source stated. ‘It was unexpected and devastating. It’s the perfect timing right now. There is nothing like Brad Pitt cheering you up.’

He has worked as a DJ for two decades

He has worked as a DJ for two decades

He has worked as a DJ for two decades 

Emily and Sebastian, who is best known for producing movies Uncut Gems, Good Time, and Funny Pages, were first linked on Valentine’s Day in February 2018 – one month after news had hit the web that she had split from her boyfriend Jeff Magid after three years together. 

At the time, the pair was spotted packing on the PDA in Los Angeles, California. It’s unclear how they met, but an insider told Us Weekly at the time that they had known each other ‘for years.’ 

Just days after their first spotting, news hit the web that they had tied the knot in a New York City courthouse on February 23, 2018.

Emily then confirmed the news via Instagram, writing, ‘Sooo, I have a surprise, I got married today.’

Orazio (pictured) is the son of realtor Giampiero Rispo, who serves as the founder and president of residential brokerage Domus Realty - which specializes in selling 'luxury real estate in New York City'

Orazio (pictured) is the son of realtor Giampiero Rispo, who serves as the founder and president of residential brokerage Domus Realty – which specializes in selling ‘luxury real estate in New York City’

She later told Jimmy Fallon on his show, The Tonight Show, that she only took ’30 seconds’ to decide she wanted to marry the producer.

‘I thought about it for about 30 seconds,’ she joked. ‘It was a city hall courthouse wedding. I guess I didn’t know what I always wanted to do, which is maybe why it was so untraditional.’

Emily and Sebastian’s whirlwind relationship timeline

Feb 13, 2018: Emily and Sebastian make their first public appearance as a couple after being in the same friend group for years.

Feb 23, 2018: Just two weeks later, they tie the knot in a civil ceremony.

March 2018: The two enjoy a delayed honeymoon in Canyon Point, Utah. 

April 2018: Emily shares their proposal story, revealing he proposed in Minetta Tavern and made a ring out of the paper clip from their bill. 

Feb 2019: The model pays tribute to their one-year anniversary by showing off her real two-stone engagement ring and wedding band.

March 2019: Sebastian becomes embroiled in a real estate scandal with his landlord claiming he owed $120,000 in rent and Emily came to his defense.

May 2019: The two become dog parents to an adorable Husky-German Shepherd named Colombo.

Oct 2020: Emily reveals that she and Sebastian are expecting their first child together.

March 2021: Emily gives birth to their son, Sylvester Apollo Bear.

May 2022: The two attend Entourage muse Ari Emanuel and designer Sarah Staudinger’s star-studded wedding together.

June 2022: Emily and Sebastian’s last sighting together soaking up sun on the beach in Porto Ercole, Italy.

They made their red carpet debut in March of that year, while attending the 33rd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards together, and the two looked like the epitome of marital bliss at the event.

‘Emily looked so in love with her husband. She kept staring at him, smiling and was touching his face a lot,’ an onlooker told E! News. ‘Emily rested her head on his shoulder and looked truly happy.’

Their four-year romance was plagued with scandal and controversy, starting with the fact that they had wed after only a few days together.

The pair received a lot of backlash online for the whirlwind romance, and Emily later defended their decision to get married so quickly, explaining during an appearance on Busy Tonight that their relationship had been building for a long time before they started dating.

The model was pictured moving her stuff out of the New York City apartment that she previously shared with Sebastian last month.

As movers removed her furniture, artwork, clothing, and other belongings from the home, Emily was seen carrying out a plant. 

Emily and Sebastian, who is best known for producing movies Uncut Gems, Good Time, and Funny Pages, were first linked on Valentine’s Day in February 2018 – one month after news had hit the web that she had split from her boyfriend Jeff Magid after three years together. 

‘We knew each other for a long time before,’ she explained. ‘He likes to joke, “Yeah everyone thinks we got married quickly, but you vetted me for two years.”‘

Neither Emily nor Sebastian have made any public comments in regards to the status of their marriage as of yet. They were last spotted together in mid-June while on vacation in Italy, and appeared in good spirits as they relaxed on Porto Ercole beach together.

The couple was also among the many celebrity guests at Ari Emanuel’s wedding to Sarah Staudinger in St. Tropez in late May. 

She first sparked breakup rumors in July, when she was seen going for a stroll in New York with the couple’s son, and was not wearing her wedding ring. 

The model was pictured moving her stuff out of the New York City apartment that she previously shared with Sebastian last month. 

As movers removed her furniture, artwork, clothing, and other belongings from the home, Emily was seen carrying out a plant. 

Emily’s love life so far…  

Could it be? It has been reported that Emily and Brad have been hanging out 'a few times'. But it's also been claimed that Brad is officially single and has been pictured out with a few people

Could it be? It has been reported that Emily and Brad have been hanging out ‘a few times’. But it’s also been claimed that Brad is officially single and has been pictured out with a few people

Andrew Dryden – August 2013 until February 2014

Emily and the creative director and menswear buyer were snapped together at events during their relationship, including an outing in New York – but they soon went their separate ways.

One more chance: Emily Ratajkowski's husband Sebastian Bear-McClard is reportedly 'begging her to give him another chance' Pictured 2020

One more chance: Emily Ratajkowski’s husband Sebastian Bear-McClard is reportedly ‘begging her to give him another chance’ Pictured 2020

Jeff Magid – 2014 – until late 2017 

Emily and musician, composer, and record producer Jeff are said to have grown close after she had to deal with a nude photo hacking scandal, shortly after her split from Andrew but work commitments drove them apart.

Sebastian Bear-McClard – early 2018 – July 2022 

Emily and Sebastian, a producer and director, started dating soon after she split from Jeff in early 2018. They married in a New York courthouse after a whirlwind romance in February 2018 and she welcomed their first child, Sly on Mar. 11, 2021. 

In July 2022, it was reported they had split and Emily filed for divorce on September 8. It was reported that tSebastian had allegedly being unfaithful, but this has not been confirmed. 

September 2022 – Brad Pitt   

It has been reported that  Emily and Brad have been hanging out ‘a few times’. But it’s also been claimed that Brad is officially single and has been pictured out with a few people. 

Emily told Variety this month: ‘I’m newly single for basically the first time in my life ever. I just feel like I’m kind of enjoying the freedom of not being super worried about how I’m being perceived.’

October – Emily appears to come out as bisexual

Emily seemed to confirm her bisexuality in a TikTok video. A TikToker asked: ‘If you identify as bisexual do you own a green velvet couch?’ The video then cut to Ratajkowski, who smiled at the camera before panning to her large velvet green couch.



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