The antique dealer has died at the age of 91

They formed one of the most mediatic couples of Parisian high society in the 80s and 90s. But their marriage ended in a breakdown and the love became a solid friendship that has now been tragically broken by him, the death of Jean-Marie Rossi, at 91 years of age.

Carmen Martínez-Bordiú is devastated by the death of her daughter Cynthia‘s father. They gave her the tragic news this Monday, it was her daughter who contacted her to inform her of the difficult situation. And Carmen couldn’t hold back the tears.

Rossi was one of his great loves, perhaps the most important. The man who fell in love with her so passionately that Franco’s granddaughter fled Madrid, abandoning her then husband, Alfonso de Borbón, and her two children, Fran and Luis Alfonso.

Her father, the Marquis of Villaverde, took the situation so badly that he stopped talking to his daughter. Ironies of life, rumor mill suggests that the aristocrat had a relationship parallel to his marriage with Carmen Franco, with a woman much younger than him.

Rossi was one of the most important antique dealers in Europe, his art gallery in one of the noblest areas of the Parisian capital, and supplied furniture to the best-known families of the international jet set.

He was an extremely cultured man, a good conversationalist and with a halo of great seducer. He met Carmen on a cruise, in which Jean Marie traveled with his wife, and the Spanish with her then husband, Alfonso.

They say that Rossi felt a crush and that she could not resist his charms and lovemaking arts. Their union lasted eleven years, and in 1995 they went their separate ways.

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