Charlotte Casiraghi, 32, and her boyfriend, Dimitri Rassam, 37, have released a joint statement to People denying reports that surfaced earlier this month that the couple’s relationship has come to an end.
In the statement, the couple made a “formal denial of all the unsubstantiated rumours of separation” that have surfaced in the press recently and went on to say that there is a simple explanation for people to come up with such rumours: that by insinuating that there is a conflict where there was never one, especially the announcement of a separation, is a good way of profiting.
Casiraghi and Rassam also made clear that they will be starting legal proceedings against those publications that chose to run the untruthful story regarding the couple, because of the harmfulness that the reports brought to themselves, their young children and their loved ones.
These rumours came to light just two months after Charlotte gave birth to their first child together on 23 October 2018, a son named Balthazar, who is Princess Caroline of Monaco’s seventh grandchild. Charlotte already had a son, Raphaël, 5, from a previous relationship with Gad Elmaleh and Dimitri has a daughter who was born in 2011, Darya, from his wedding to Masha Novoselova.
Charlotte Casiraghi is the only daughter born from Princess Caroline of Monaco’s wedding to Italian Stefano Casiraghi. Her elder brother is Andrea Casiraghi, and her younger brother is Pierre Casiraghi. She also has a younger half-sister, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, born from her mother’s current wedding to Ernest August, Prince of Hanover. Princess Caroline is now styled as Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover, despite being estranged from her husband.
Charlotte, who holds no titles, is currently eleventh in the line of succession to the throne of the Principality of Monaco but neither one of her sons have inherited succession rights from her as they were both born out of wedlock. Balthazar, however, could acquire the right to succeed to the throne if his parents were to marry.