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Former girlfriend of Maurizio Gucci lifts the lid on his bitter relationship with Patrizia Reggiani

The American ex-girlfriend of Maurizio Gucci — whose murder is documented in the new film House of Gucci — is speaking out in a new interview set to air on Friday.

Sheree Loud dated Maurizio for five years, overlapping with the end of his marriage to Patrizia Reggiani, the wife who hired a hitman to kill him.

In a new Dateline NBC special called Murder in the House of Gucci, Sheree has some unflattering things to say about Patrizia, who was convicted and sentenced to 29 years in prison.

‘[Patrizia] was unkind, always put him down, didn’t want to do anything that he wanted to do. He said he didn’t love her anymore. He said he just had had enough,’ Sheree said. 

The American ex-girlfriend of Maurizio Gucci – whose murder is documented in the new film House of Gucci – is speaking out in a new interview set to air on Friday

Sheree Loud dated Maurizio for five years, overlapping with the end of his marriage to Patrizia Reggiani, the wife who hired a hitman to kill him.

Sheree Loud dated Maurizio for five years, overlapping with the end of his marriage to Patrizia Reggiani, the wife who hired a hitman to kill him.

'[Patrizia] was unkind, always put him down, didn't want to do anything that he wanted to do. He said he didn't love her anymore. He said he just had had enough,' Sheree said

‘[Patrizia] was unkind, always put him down, didn’t want to do anything that he wanted to do. He said he didn’t love her anymore. He said he just had had enough,’ Sheree said 

Sheree’s entire interview will air on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, but a teaser clip has already been shared online.

She is known to have been one of multiple mistresses that Maurizio had while married.

According to Bloomberg, Sheree, a Connecticut native, was 26 and married herself at the time that she visited Porto Cervo, Italy in 1984 and met Maurizio.

She was looking for a way to watch the 12-Metre Class World Championship when she found herself on a motorboat with Maurizio and a small film crew, who called him Mau.

‘We laughed so hard. I felt like I had known him all my life,’ she said, admitting that she didn’t know who he was at first.

They continued to see each other around town, but eventually — after a night dancing together — Sheree went home.

But Maurizio found her where she was living in Clearwater, Florida and the two continued to talk, with Maurizio telling her he was unhappily married.  

Sheree, a Connecticut native, was 26 and married herself at the time that she visited Porto Cervo, Italy in 1984 and met Maurizio

They had a whirlwind romance, during which time both left their spouses

Sheree, a Connecticut native, was 26 and married herself at the time that she visited Porto Cervo, Italy in 1984 and met Maurizio

'I was the catalyst,' Sheree said. 'I didn’t want to break up his marriage, but he said it was already broken'

‘I was the catalyst,’ Sheree said. ‘I didn’t want to break up his marriage, but he said it was already broken’

Romance blossomed, with Sheree describing their relationship as ‘a real-life Cinderella story.’ By 1985, Maurizio left Patrizia.

‘I was the catalyst,’ Sheree said. ‘I didn’t want to break up his marriage, but he said it was already broken.’

Sheree divorced her own husband a year later and moved in with Maurizio in New York. He’d split his time between there and Europe, and Sheree would fly often to London or Paris.

But by 1989, Sheree wanted to settle down, have kids, and live a ‘normal life,’ so she and Maurizio broke things off. 

Then, in 1995, a year after Maurizio and Patrizia finalized their divorce, a hitman shot and killed him outside of his office in Milan.

Sheree, who learned over the phoen from Maurizio’s lawyer what had happened, said: ‘I never thought I would never see him again.’ 

Patrizia was arrested, charged, and convicted of orchestrating the murder. In 1997, the now-72-year-old was sentenced to 29 years in prison. 

Patrizia's former friend Pina Auriemma, who was found guilty of helping in the murder-for-hire plot, also speaks in the new NBC Dateline special

Patrizia’s former friend Pina Auriemma, who was found guilty of helping in the murder-for-hire plot, also speaks in the new NBC Dateline special

Pina (left) insisted it was 'absolutely not my intention' to help Patrizia hire a hitman: 'I knew how stubborn she was, so I thought I would introduce her to some people I knew who were not capable of ever killing someone'

Pina (left) insisted it was ‘absolutely not my intention’ to help Patrizia hire a hitman: ‘I knew how stubborn she was, so I thought I would introduce her to some people I knew who were not capable of ever killing someone’

She was released in October 2016 after serving 18 years.

Also convicted was Patrizia’s former friend Pina Auriemma, who was found guilty of helping in the murder-for-hire plot.

Pina also appears in the new two-hour special.  

‘She was in pain, but what I realized was that she was more sad and sorry about losing her name,’ she said of Patrizia.

‘That was what triggered her,’ she added.

When asked why she would help Patrizia hire a hitman, Pina insisted she never thought it would go as far as murder.

‘Listen, it was absolutely not my intention to do such a thing,’ she said. ‘I knew how stubborn she was, so I thought I would introduce her to some people I knew who were not capable of ever killing someone, but who certainly were capable of making money off of her.’ 

In 1997, Reggiani, now 72, was convicted and sentenced to 29 years in prison for hiring a hitman who shot and killed her ex in March of 1995

In 1997, Reggiani, now 72, was convicted and sentenced to 29 years in prison for hiring a hitman who shot and killed her ex in March of 1995 

The upcoming special will also give the Gucci family a chance to share their thoughts on what happened all those years ago, as they have already spoken out about being displeased with the new film. 

In a statement to DailyMail.com this week, they said: ‘The Gucci family notes the release of the film House of Gucci with some bewilderment given that, despite the claim that the work seeks to tell the “true story” of the family, the fears aroused by the trailer and interviews released thus far are confirmed: the film conveys a narrative that is anything but accurate.

‘The film’s production did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years — and the members of the Gucci family as thugs who were ignorant and insensitive to the world around them, attributing entirely fabricated attitudes and conduct to the protagonists of the notorious events,’ it continued.

‘This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today.

‘Even more censurable is the reconstruction that becomes mystifying to the point of paradoxical when it comes to suggest indulgent intonations towards a woman who, ultimately condemned for having instigated the murder of Maurizio Gucci, is painted not only in the film but also in the statements from cast members as a victim trying to survive in a masculine and chauvinistic corporate culture. 

Unimpressed: The heirs of Aldo Gucci, who was played by Al Pacino in House of Gucci, are not pleased with the movie

Unimpressed: The heirs of Aldo Gucci, who was played by Al Pacino in House of Gucci, are not pleased with the movie

Hurtful: They say that the misrepresentation is 'extremely painful' and 'an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today' (Aldo Gucci pictured in 1982)

Hurtful: They say that the misrepresentation is ‘extremely painful’ and ‘an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today’ (Aldo Gucci pictured in 1982)

'The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci,' they said

'The film carries a narrative that is far from accurate,' they said

‘The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci,’ they said

‘This could not be further from the truth. In the 70 years of history in which Gucci was a family business, it was always inclusive. Indeed, precisely in the 1980s — the historical context in which the film is set — there were several women in top positions, and not only family members. 

‘These included the President of Gucci America, the Head of Global PR & Communications, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Gucci America company.

‘The Gucci family lives by honouring the work of its predecessors, the memory of whom does not deserve to be upset merely to put on a fictional show that does not do justice to its protagonists.

‘The Gucci family reserves the right to take any action necessary to protect the name, image and dignity of themselves and their loved ones,’ the statement concludes.

The heirs of Aldo Gucci, who was played by Al Pacino in the movie, are not the only people displeased with the film — and the fact that the players involved in the drama were not consulted.  

Patrizia Reggiani also said she was not happy that Lady Gaga didn't show her the 'courtesy' of meeting her before playing her in the movie

Patrizia Reggiani also said she was not happy that Lady Gaga didn’t show her the ‘courtesy’ of meeting her before playing her in the movie 

Patrizia, pictured in her mugshots, said: 'I believe that any good actor should first get to know the person that they are meant to be playing'

Patrizia, pictured in her mugshots, said: ‘I believe that any good actor should first get to know the person that they are meant to be playing’

Patrizia Reggiani — whose plot to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, is portrayed in the film — also said she was not happy that Lady Gaga didn’t show her the ‘courtesy’ of meeting her before playing her in the movie.  

In March, she complained to the Italian news agency Ansa that she was displeased that Gaga didn’t meet her ahead of filming House of Gucci, accusing the star of being disrespectful.

‘I’m annoyed by the fact that Lady Gaga is portraying me in the new Ridley Scott film without even having the courtesy or the good sense to come and meet me,’ she said.

‘It’s nothing to do with money because I won’t be taking a single cent from the film. It’s about common sense and respect,’ she went on.

‘I believe that any good actor should first get to know the person that they are meant to be playing. I think it is not right that I wasn’t contacted. And I say this with all the sympathy and appreciation that I have for her.’ 

But Gaga, it seems, had no intention of showing respect to someone who had someone else killed. 

'I think it is not right that I wasn't contacted,' Patrizia said (pictured in 1998)

‘I think it is not right that I wasn’t contacted,’ Patrizia said (pictured in 1998) 

Patrizia, pictured on trial in 1998, was released in October 2016 after serving eighteen years

Patrizia, pictured on trial in 1998, was released in October 2016 after serving eighteen years

The singer also indicated to British Vogue that she didn't want to be influenced by whatever story Reggiani told about herself (pictured in January 2019)

The singer also indicated to British Vogue that she didn’t want to be influenced by whatever story Reggiani told about herself (pictured in January 2019)

‘I didn’t want to meet her because I could tell very quickly that this woman wanted to be glorified for this murder, and she wanted to be remembered as this criminal,’ she said on Good Morning America.

‘I didn’t want to collude with something that I didn’t believe in. She did have her husband murdered,’ she pointed out. 

The singer also indicated to British Vogue that she didn’t want to be influenced by whatever story Reggiani told about herself. 

‘I only felt that I could truly do this story justice if I approached it with the eye of a curious woman who was interested in possessing a journalistic spirit so that I could read between the lines of what was happening in the film’s scenes,’ she said.

‘Meaning that nobody was going to tell me who Patrizia Gucci was. Not even Patrizia Gucci.’ 



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