Mena Suvari Has A Beautiful Italian Wedding
Happy news! Actress Mena Suvari married her music producer beau Simone Sestito in Vatican City on Saturday. Sestito proposed to Suvari in back in summer 2008, and she revealed, “He got down his knees. It was very romantic. I love him. He’s Italian and my family is part Greek, and it’s all about family and culture…I love his family and it just inspires me to live that kind of life.” Suvari wore a gown by Stacey Bendet, owner of Alice + Olivia and a close friend of the American Beauty actress.
The actress had spoken to UsMagazine.com
this March about the wedding saying it was going to be “very romantic and traditional Italian…we’ll have at least a couple hundred guests. It’s big!” This is the second marriage for Suvari. She and cinematographer Robert Brinkman
, who is 17 years her senior, were married for 5 years before divorcing in 2005.
Sestito’s completely head-over-heels with his new bride saying, “The thing I love most about her is the understanding. We get each other a lot, so there’s a good connection there.” They also connect very well over the poker table. Suvari plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and said of her husband, “We play poker together really well.” Sestito added, “We went to Vegas and she made more than I did!” That’s more cash in the collective bank! Congratulations to the newly hitched couple.
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