Charlotte Casiraghi is apparently engaged to Dimitri Rassam, her boyfriend of one year

Dimitri Rassam, Charlotte Casiraghi at the Monaco Rose Ball 2018 at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club

Here are some photos of Charlotte Casiraghi with her boyfriend Dimitri Rassam at the Rose Ball in Monaco over the weekend. I didn’t even notice this in early March, but Charlotte and Dimitri also attended the Cesar Awards in Paris too, so I’m including some photos of them from that event as well. Charlotte broke up with her baby-daddy Gad Elmaleh for good in 2015, and since then, she’s been happily dating a few dudes. Apparently, Dimitri has been around for a year. He’s French, of Lebanese descent, and a film producer in France. He’s 36 and Charlotte is 31. And now they’re engaged?

Grace Kelly’s glamorous granddaughter appeared to confirm her engagement to her film producer boyfriend as she joined Monaco’s high society at a charity ball last night. Charlotte Casiraghi, 31, daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, looks set to tie the knot with the dashing Dimitri Rassam, 36, after a whirlwind year-long romance. The couple looked the picture of happiness as they arrived for the annual Rose Ball in Monte Carlo, with Charlotte debuting a glittering diamond on her ring finger.

Caroline, 61, who is married to Prince Ernst August of Hanover, looked delighted by the news, beaming as she arrived for the black tie event with fashion designer Karl Largerfeld.

Hola! reported the couple were engaged earlier this month, however this is the first time Charlotte and Dimitri have confirmed the speculation, according to sister publication Hello! The couple are reportedly keen to marry quickly and are planning to wed in a ceremony this summer.

[From The Daily Mail]

Even though Charlotte was with Gad Elmaleh for years and they have a son together, they never got married. Which is fine because Charlotte has the best of both worlds – she’s not really royal, she doesn’t have a title, but she’s royal-adjacent enough to be rich and popular and all she has to do is show up for a few events in Monaco every year and she’s fine. Meaning, no one expects her to follow some super-conservative path of “first you have to be married before you have a baby with some dude.” But now that she’s with Hottie McFrenchman, suddenly she’s all about getting married. I’m fine with that too – people change, and what people want changes too. They’re both hot and I can’t wait to see their wedding photos. I bet she has a baby with Dimitri too.

Dimitri Rassam, Charlotte Casiraghi at the Monaco Rose Ball 2018 at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club

Cesar Film Awards 2018 - Ceremony

Cesar Film Awards 2018 - Ceremony

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  1. huckle says:

    She looks just like her mom! Her bf/fiance is kinda cute.

  2. mannori says:

    She’s stunning and her messy romantic seems to run in the family. Her new dude looks like yet another unreliable sleaze.

    • Slowsnow says:

      Does he? He is the son of the actress Carole Bouquet so quite posh and conservative background. Gad Elmaleh was a stand up comedian much older than her (and from a poor background as far as I know) and it made sense that they did not go immediately for the wedding.
      To me it feels that she finally found a husband that doesn’t clash with the royalty milieu.

      • LAK says:

        I was just thinking of the possibility of the combined beauty genes of Grimaldi and Bouquet.

        Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think the Kelly genes are beautiful. Grace was beautiful, but her siblings and Albert who is all Kelly, are quite plain.

        Grimaldi genes on the other hand are outstanding. Charlotte, Pauline as well as Caroline and Stephanie are pure Grimaldi and they are stunning. Even Stephanie who ruined her good looks with fast living.

        Add in Carole Bouquet…..i can’t wait to see the combination.

      • Trutfull says:

        Dimitri Rassam is the son of Carole Bouquet, one of the most gorgeous and respected actress in France (actually Charlotte looks a lot like her… a less prettier version of Carole ).
        His mom comes from old money.

        And his dad was a Lebanese banker, from a wealthy family.

        This guy is legit old money…hence why Caroline’s (Charlotte’s mom) beaming !

      • holly hobby says:

        I do not know who Carole Bouquet is and actually had to google her. Wow she is stunning!

      • whispersjane says:

        It’s funny to me . . . have a baby with whoever you want but marry someone the family approves of.

    • minx says:

      I don’t get a sleaze vibe at all. As Slowsnow said above, his mother is Carole Bouquet and he seems fairly normal. Gorgeous genes all around.

      • mannori says:

        yeah I know but is not about background or class by any means, and I’m being unfair in any case based just on a vibe I get from this dude, I hope I’m wrong because for once I’d like to see a Grimaldi woman being happy in a stable relationship.

  3. Sherry says:

    It’s like Caroline cloned herself! She’s stunning!

  4. MissMarierose says:

    I’m not sure anyone expects the Monaco royals to do the conservative marriage-then-baby route. Her aunt had all three kids out of wedlock and never married the father of her youngest. Caroline was pregnant when she married husbands 2 and 3. And wasn’t at least one of her sisters-in-law pregnant when she married into the family?

    • perplexed says:

      Do they plan their pregnancies? The out-of-wedlock pregnancies happen so frequently in that family, I’m not figuring they must be planned. It almost seems as though they actively plan to do everything in reverse. People this wealthy can’t possibly be that terrible with birth control.

      To clarify, I don’t care in what order people plan their families if the kids can be taken care of. But I guess I always assumed they had oopsie pregnancies, but it happens so frequently for them I don’t see how that can be the case.

    • Honey says:

      Charlotte actually looks pregnant to me here.

    • Jaded says:

      They’re the Eurotrash version of the Kardashians.

  5. Bridget says:

    Charlotte Casiraghi has interesting taste in men, I’ll give her that. Both of her brothers married extremely well, to partners they were with for a long time. Charlotte on the other hand seems to be going to Stephanie route, albeit with more respectable men.

    • Jussie says:

      Her brothers married into money.

      Charlotte inherited vastly more of her fathers money than them, so that’s not a priority for her.

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t remember Stefano Casiraghi being nearly that wealthy (especially considering thenrumor that he was killed because of mob debt). Charlotte’s the odd one out – Pierre & Andrea have their fabulously wealthy wives, Alexandra & Caroline with the Hanover money.

      • Shotcaller says:

        Stefano died because he was traveling in a boat with no canopy and no harness at 93 miles per hour, not to mention the weather produced dangerous four foot swells that day. No mafia could have replicated those conditions. Also Stefano held several lucrative construction and real estate interests and was a son of a wealthy, shrewd industrialist multimillionaire. The assumption was that he was a pish sugar baby for his wife but he was independently wealthy.

      • Trutfull says:

        @bridget: co-sign. indeed there was rumors of mob debt (you can be from a rich family and owe favors to the mafia). and he wasn’t anywhere near Grimaldi’s wealth.

        (that’s why Charlotte does endorsements)

    • LAK says:

      Bridget: I remember the Mob rumour too.

      Shotcaller: I remember the widely held view that it was a mob hit, regardless of the actual circumstances.

      I suppose it’s like the people who insist Diana was a hit despite the circumstances.

      • Shotcaller says:

        The Henri Paul situation did spring to mind! Not to be in delicate but Dianna was killed by a success of round of pineapple schnapps, quite literally. As far as Stefano is concerned The mafia rumors are not quite ridiculous because he barely survived a previous accident where in his boat actually exploded. I’m certainly not prepared to say that was an accident, however the one that ultimately took his life was just a string of unfortunate circumstances and the consequence of some heedless decisions. He definitely should’ve been wearing a harness to say the least. However, it is interesting to note that earlier in that particular speed boat race he and his partner had stopped to give assistance to another racing crew who’s boat had caught fire. It was their haste to make up the lost time that led to the crash.

  6. minx says:

    Good looking couple.

  7. kate says:

    The Monaco buch are so openly messy. I loooooove it.

  8. Ashley says:

    She’s so pretty and none of the men she dates ever seem good enough for her. She has poor taste in men. I’ve dated a few french Lebanese men, I wasn’t impressed.

    • minx says:

      Why doesn’t he seem good enough for her? He’s good looking, has money and his mother is one of the most beautiful and loved French actresses alive.

    • Shotcaller says:

      This seems quite unkind.

      • Trutfull says:

        and untrue …he is not french lebanese (if one wanted to classify into such weird race cast typing), just french with some lebanese decent (the way we see people in France actually… if you happened to actually take some info on the french culture)

  9. Jay says:

    I am totally thrown off by the header pic because it legit looks like she’s sneering >_> I mean, heck, I smile like that when I’m tired but it’s still throwing me off.

  10. Snap Happy says:

    It looks like she was attacked by a giant loofah.

  11. Sassyfrass says:

    Dimitri’s father was not a banker, he was a film producer named Jean-Pierre Rassam found dead of a barbiturates overdose.

  12. Snap Happy says:

    Did anyone read the article about the book being published by the daughter of one of Grace Kelly’s bridesmaids? Looks interesting. Also, just googled Carole Boquet. Got a little Kendall Jenner vibes.

  13. Merritt says:

    Her cousin Louis Ducruet just got engaged. There seems to be a royal and royalish engagement and baby boom go in on.

  14. babu says:

    Un air de famille … When I was a kid, I always mistook Carole Bouquet for Caroline de Monaco (even their name …)

    He has very interesting parents too.
    Carole Bouquet was even a James Bond girl (with Roger Moore)
    And his father was an important movie producer in the 70s in France. We owe him a few masterpieces, he has books written about him, the lot.
    Also a self-destructive and flamboyant guy: he died aged only 43 from an overdose at the Plaza Athenee when his son was still very young.

    I wish them happiness and look forward to the wedding pictures: Carole, Caroline and Charlotte are sharp, elegant dressers.

    • ennie says:

      I loved that movie, For your Eyes Only! I remember the pretty ice skater girl was in that movie where she got blind, and Carole’s beauty , and I think Brosnan’s wife was in it?

  15. Shelley says:

    Fiance has hints of messy. Divorced father of one and while separated, may have overlapped with Charlotte.

  16. holly hobby says:

    Well he’s a step up from the dweeb dad she was dating before that. They are also closer in age. Good luck to her.

  17. Twinkle says:

    Dimitri is also the son of French film legend and former Chanel spokeswoman, Carole Bouquet.

  18. hey-ya says:

    ….so much shade for the fiance when the fiancee is from sleaze herself…beginning with the weird way in which Grace Kelly died…

  19. Jezza says:

    Carole Bouquet was absolutely stunning in her youth and is still so gorgeous. I had her Chanel no5 ad on my wall. She’s my favourite Bond girl!!! I’m kinda sad Charlotte and Gad didn’t make it – he’s so funny and charming!, but good luck to Charlotte and Dimitri.