GAELLE PIETRI. Gaspard Ulliel’s partner, model Gaëlle Pietri, formalized her relationship with the actor in 2013. The couple had a son, Orso, now 6 years old…
[Mis à jour le 20 janvier 2022 à 17h23] Since the tragedy, tributes rain down in the world of cinema. We salute a “sensitive”, “subtle”, “intense” artist. A “discreet” artist too. A discretion that made Gaspard Ulliel, who died after a skiing accident on Wednesday January 19, this actor so mysterious in front of the camera, but also a man protecting his private life once they are extinguished. The one who shone in Les Egarés (Téchiné, 2003) or A Long Engagement Sunday (Jeunet, 2004) had been in a relationship with model Gaëlle Pietri since 2013 and had a son, Orso, born in 2016.
The circumstances of Gaspard Ulliel’s accident are not known to the point of knowing whether his partner Gaëlle Pietri and their son Orso were present when it took place. We do know, however, that a few days earlier, the actor’s companion and their child were skiing, as we could see from a short Instagram video on the model’s official account. Six-year-old Orso was indeed celebrating his birthday on the ski slopes.
Orso’s video posted by Gaëlle Pietri
Who is Gaëlle Pietri, the companion of Gaspard Ulliel?
Gaëlle Pietri is a model from Corsica, born a few kilometers from Porto-Vecchio. Recruited very young by the Elite agency in the 2000s, she has since mainly appeared in commercials (Garnier, Bourjois, Nivea, or even Carte Noire). The supermodel now works for the Metropolitan agency, one of the most important modeling agencies in the world, founded in 1986 by Michel Levaton. At Corse Matin in 2011, Gaëlle Pietri indicated that she also had projects “rather oriented towards music”. The “realization of a solo album” was then mentioned. Her relationship with Gaspard Ulliel was formalized at the end of 2013.
The companion of Gaspard Ulliel has remained silent since the death of the man who shared his life, no doubt in shock of the tragedy. It is a family press release sent to AFP by the agent of the actor who revealed the death of Gaspard Ulliel. Gaëlle Pietri must also be surrounding their little boy, Orso, with love in this extremely difficult period for them.
A son named Orso in 2016
Gaëlle Pietri and Gaspard Ulliel gave birth to a son, Orso, a little over two years later, in 2016. An event which had prompted the actor to reduce the pace of his filming. “It’s a huge upheaval […]. What was extremely important yesterday seems trivial today. Fatherhood brings you back to something very concrete, fills a void you didn’t necessarily know about, gives you a reason to live,” the actor said. Madame Figaro a few months after the happy event.
There are very few photographs of Gaspard Ulliel and his family on the internet, the actor having always sought to maintain a certain amount of shadow so that his son could grow up outside the lights of his celebrity. However, we were able to find a tender snapshot shared by Gaëlle Pietri, his companion and mother of Orso, during the first confinement of 2020. We see the little boy hugging his father. The Instagram post is captioned in English as follows: “true, pure and unconditional love.”
Gaëlle Pietri reserves her public appearances for a strictly professional setting and rarely appears with her family or even alongside Gaspard Ulliel, except in 2013, on the occasion of the Marrakech festival or in 2015, during the 40th awards ceremony. Caesars. However, she regularly posts images of her daily life with her son (hiding her face) on social networks. She has not yet commented on the accident.
Gaspard Ulliel victim of a skiing accident
Victim of a skiing accident on Tuesday January 18 on the slopes of the Rosière ski area, located in the Haute Tarentaise massif, Gaspard Ulliel “collided with another skier (…) when he was coming to branch off to the left, presumably to join his friends,” Albertville prosecutor Anne Gaches told AFP on Wednesday, January 19. “It appears from the first testimonies and the observations made on the spot that the two skiers both fell to the ground. When the help arrived, Mr. Ulliel was motionless, unconscious in the snow”, and…