Who Is Delphine Arnault’s Ex-Husband, Alessandro Vallarino Gancia?

September 12, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Alessandro Vallarino Gancia, the ex-husband of Delphine Arnault is an Italian businessman, who is a descendant of the Italian winery, Gancia. Funnily, the ex-couple’s wedding sparked more popularity than their 5 years of marriage ever could.

    Vallarino’s former wife Delphine is the heir of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) Group, owned by her father Bernard Arnault. However, fans know quite little about Alessandro, unlike his popular ex-wife Delphine.

    So, here are all the undiscovered details you need to know about the Italian hotshot Alessandro.

    Key Takeaways

    • Alessandro is the descendant of the Italian winemaker, the Gancia Family.
    • He married the heir of the LVMH group, Delphine in 2005 and separated in 2010.
    • Their wedding became the most outrageous wedding of the time as noted by several news portals including Forbes.

    Who Is Delphine Arnault‘s Ex-Husband, Alessandro Vallarino Gancia?

    Alessandro is an Italian businessman, famous as the heir to the Italian wine fortune, the Gancia. He is the seventh generation wine-maker from the Gancia wine-making family.

    Delphine Arnault's ex-husband Alessandro Vallarino Gancia Italian entrepreneur
    Alessandro’s marriage with the heir of the LVMH group Delphine only lasted for 5 years.

    Since the rich Italian businessman hasn’t made any media appearances after his divorce, Vallarino is reported to be continuing his business in Italy.

    The Gancia Family

    Alessandro came from the most elite and reputed family in Italy. His forefathers Carlo and Francesco Gancia became pioneers of sparkling wine production in Italy, establishing the Fratelli Gancia in 1850.

    Even the Mayor of Canelli, Paolo Lanzavecchai praised the Gancia family’s winery as one of the finest wineries.  It led to the recognition of their city as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Alessandro Vallarino Gancia’s Parents and Birth Details

    He was born to his father Roberto Valentino Gancia and his mother Busi Von Elbel, the sixth-generation wine-maker of the Gancia Empire, on October 15, 1967, in Italy. As of 2024, Arnault’s ex-husband Gancia is 56 years old.

    Similarly, his grandfather was Lamberto Gancia and his grandmother was Anna Massucco Degola.

    Alessandro Vallarino Gancia and Delphine’s Wedding

    Talking about his marriage with a French businesswoman Arnault, they married on September 24, 2005. Their wedding was covered as the most outrageously extravagant marriage ceremony by Forbes. At the time, their lavish nuptial also became the talk of the town.

    Elegant photoshoot Alessandro and his Ex-wife Delphine's Wedding
    Alessandro and Ex-wife Delphine’s wedding photographer was Karl Lagerfeld

    Sources say the former flames spent a whopping $7 million on their lavish wedding

    Where Did Their Wedding Take Place?

    The ex-couple Gancia and Arnault married in the Roman Catholic Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Bazas, a French national monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. The venue became one of the major highlights of the wedding.

    The reception took place at the legendary Château d’Yquem vineyard in Bordeaux. The beautiful venue was filled with 5,000 roses.

    Attendees of Their Marriage Ceremony

    There were more than 700 attendees. Elite government dignitaries, businessmen, and A-listed celebrities attended the luxurious gala, making it one of the most memorable weddings of all time. Some of them were the government of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, Minister of the Interior, Thierry Breton, and more.

    Delphine Arnault’s Wedding Gown and The Photographer

    The venue and attendees were not just the best part of the wedding, it was also what Alessandro’s ex-wife Delphine wore to the wedding and their photographer.

    Delphine Arnault on her wedding day
    Delphine is currently the CEO and Chairman of Christian Dior

    The Daily Mail covered that Alessandro’s former spouse Delphine wore a dress designed by John Galliano, the star stylist of Dior. It was reported that Galliano took 700 hours to design the elegant gown with 165 meters of organza, 180 meters of tulles, and 152 meters of lace.

    Similarly, the Financial Times also covered that Alessandro had hired the famous photographer Karl Lagerfeld for the wedding.

    Alessandro and Arnault Divorced in 2010

    Despite their ultra-lavish wedding, Alessandro and his ex-wife Arnault didn’t go long as a married duo and they divorced about five years after their nuptial in 2010.

    However, they haven’t revealed anything much about their divorce including the settlement or the reason for the separation, etc.

    Current Whereabouts of Alessandro Vallarino Gancia

    After his divorce from Delphine, the affluent Italian gentleman has kept his personal as well as professional life, far from the paparazzi’s reach. So, very little is known about Mr. Gancia after his divorce from Ms. Arnault in 2010.

    Some reports suggest that Alessandro has been living in Italy and continuing with his family business.

    What is Alessandro’s Ex-Wife Delphine’s Relationship Status in 2023?

    Unlike her former husband, Arnaulta is now in a relationship with a billionaire Xavier Niel. They reportedly got married after Arnaulta’s divorce from her first husband.

    Alessandro's Ex-wife Delphine with Her Current Husband Xavier
    Alessandro’s ex-wife Delphine’s current husband Xavier is a French tech billionaire.

    Delphine and Xavier are currently living together and raising their two children.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Alessandro Vallarino Gancia
    Birth Place Italy
    Birthday October 15, 1967
    Age 56 years
    Zodiac Libra
    Nationality Italian
    Ethnicity Italian
    Father Roberto Valentino Gancia
    Mother Busi Von Elbel
    Profession Buisness-man
    Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
    Eye Color Blue
    Hair Color Brown - Light
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Divorced
    Spouse Delphine Arnault