Instagram star Gracie Piscopo has finally spoken out about the “utter disbelief” she feels following the arrest of her partner, who is accused of killing his own mother.
The Perth influencer has remained silent since Andre Rebelo, the father of her young son, was arrested last month in his mother’s death in 2020 and charged with murder.
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However, Piscopo finally opened up Wednesday about how the shock development has completely uprooted her life.
Taking to Instagram, Piscopo revealed that she had been living in a “complete state of shock and utter disbelief” for the past two weeks.
“I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding of my absence,” she wrote to her 1 million Instagram followers.
“I am deeply affected by the events that have transpired.”
Piscopo said her focus remains on the well-being of her three-year-old boy Romeo and thanked her supporters for the huge support.
“I am grateful to everyone who has reached out and sent love and support. It was an extremely difficult time,” she said.
“Thank you to everyone who also understands and respects the need for privacy.
“Romeo and I will get through this.”
Rebelo, a self-professed cryptocurrency trader, was taken into custody and charged with murder last month after a lengthy investigation into the death of his mother, Colleen Rebelo, whose body was found at her home in Bicton in May 2020.
The 26-year-old has also been charged with multiple counts of falsifying a document with intent to fraud, of which he has pleaded not guilty, and is scheduled to stand trial in WA District Court next December.
The Western Australian reports that one of those charges relates to Rebelo, who allegedly attempted to falsify his mother’s death certificate.
Rebelo remains in custody for murder and is due to stand trial at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on December 21.
Piscopo previously modeled for Khloe Kardashian’s Good American line and flew to LA as the brand’s first pregnant ambassador.
Rebelo was a regular on the star’s social media posts, but his presence appears to have been deleted from her account since the arrest.
According to online bios, Rebelo claimed to “get into cryptocurrency trading” and at times acted as Piscopo’s manager.
“He handles her finances and the work behind the scenes of her videos,” reads the bio.
“They … celebrated their fifth anniversary in October 2019. They already have a boy together…who was born in February 2019.”
https://7news.com.au/news/wa/model-and-influencer-gracie-piscopo-deeply-affected-by-partners-shock-murder-charge-c-9094693 Model and influencer Gracie Piscopo “deeply saddened” by partner Andre Rebelo’s shock murder charges