Jessica Chastain Makes First Public Appearance with Boyfriend

02/23/2013 at 01:30 PM EST

Jessica Chastain, Boyfriend Makes First Public Appearance Together
Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
Valerie Macon/Getty; Splash News Online
Having recently told Katie Couric during an interview that she does have a boyfriend, Jessica Chastain made what is apparently her first public appearance with him Friday night, at the Women in Film 6th annual Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party.

Arriving arm and arm together at Fig & Olive in Los Angeles, the Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress nominee and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo sipped Perrier-Jouët Champagne in the main room before Chastain spotted her costar from last year's The Help, Viola Davis, and Davis's husband.

Chastain, 35, hugged and kissed the 31-year-old Passi, making it clear to all who saw them that the two are, in fact, a couple.

Further into the evening, which was sponsored by MAC Cosmetics and MaxMara, Chastain went over for a long chat with Daniel Radcliffe as her beau affably looked on.



On Katie, Chastain was asked if she had a boyfriend, and her reply was: "I do. But I will say I have a rule I don't date actors, so he's not in the business, at all. … He’s in the fashion industry."

Passi reportedly works as a manager for Moncler, which designs outerwear for men and women.

In all, the couple stayed for nearly an hour, and, besides Radcliffe, also talked at length with Silver Linings Playbook writer-director David O. Russell.

Reporting by REAGAN ALEXANDER

The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters