Jessica Chastain has been dating her boyfriend for almost a year.
The Zero Dark Thirty actress is smitten with Moncler fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo and although they have managed to keep their romance under wraps until recently, they have been together for some time.
"Jessica's been seeing him since last summer. She thinks he's smart and talented," a source told Us Magazine.
Jessica - who went public with her romance for the first time last month at the Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party in Los Angeles - has previously admitted she prefers to date people who don't share her profession because they attract less attention. "'I have a rule. No actors... I've only been on a couple of dates with one and I was so freaked out someone was going to take a picture of us, because they were famous. I realized I wanted just to be able to hang out with someone. And I didn't want to talk about the business," said the 35-year-old beauty.
Jessica Chastain celebrated her Oscar nomination last night at a pre-cermony party with her boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, marking it as their first public appearance as a couple.
The Zero Dark Thirty star has never denied dating someone, but she had never been spotted with him in public together until now. When pressed about whether or not she has a boyfriend on Katie, the 35 year-old answered, "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 de Preposulo works as a manager for outwear designer Moncler.
The pair were seen Friday night at Fig & Olive in Los Angeles, where Chastain chatted with her The Help co-star Viola Davis and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.
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Jessica Chastain will never date an actor again.
The Zero Dark Thirty actress previously romanced a famous movie star during her time at The Juilliard School - New York's esteemed performing arts academy - but she spent the whole evening "freaking out" that the pair would be snapped by the paparazzi, so she has vowed never to repeat the experience.
"I have a rule. No actors. I have dated an actor before, at Juilliard, but since then, I've only been on a couple of dates with one and I was so freaked out someone was going to take a picture of us, because they were famous," she said.
The 35-year-old beauty finds it "boring" talking about her acting work with potential lovers, but she enjoys discussing films with boyfriends in the same way as a 15-year-old fan of big screen productions: "I realized I wanted just to be able to hang out with someone ... And I didn't want to talk about the business, first of all. I love movies. But I love talking about them like when I was 15 years old. I'm a film fan, but I don't want to talk about auditions or what movie I'm gonna do. I find that so boring."
Jessica Chastain is shocked to be considered a sex symbol.
The sultry redhead - who is famous for her roles in The Help, The Debt and Lawless - doesn't see herself as object of desire having been a tomboy as a child and she is always surprised when she is told she is attractive.
Speaking in the new issue of the UK edition of GQ, she said: "When someone tells me I'm a sex symbol I'm like, 'What?' But I'll take what I can get. That'll teach all those boys back in junior high [school]. In fact, I hope my very first boyfriend, the guy I dated for one month and who broke up with me at the Valentine's Day dance - I hope that boy reads this!"
Although she doesn't think of herself as any man's dream woman, Jessica does enjoy getting flattering comments from the opposite sex. "It's a huge compliment when someone says you're attractive, especially when I was such an awkward kid - I was very tomboyish, with very short red hair, running around with cowboy boots on," she explained.
Jessica Chastain wishes she had time for a personal life.
The Lawless actress is currently single but is filming a movie and working on a play in New York for the next few months so is hoping to find the time to focus more on herself rather than work while she is in one place for an extended amount of time,
"I'm happy and fulfilled. I do wish I had more time for a personal life and I'm going to try to create that in New York. I'm filming The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby there and the a play so I'll be in once place for a long time," she told InStyle.
However, Jessica won't be looking for love on set, as she has no intention of dating a fellow actor: "I have a rule not to date actors and because of that I can hopefully make work be the focus of public interest instead of my private life."
The flame haired beauty has been feted for her looks along with her acting talent but admits she was bullied over her hair when she was young. "I got teased quite a lot when I was younger but I've grown into my red hair now and see it as something that makes me unique and special," she explained.
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