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Old 02-08-2008, 10:48 AM
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Wow, she looks young, like young enough to be his daughter. Her features are very much like Alexandra's though. Alex still looks good, a little older but good.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:35 PM
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She looks 16! I don't have high hopes for this marriage lasting. It's got "She's not matured yet. He's in a mid-life crisis." written all over it!
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Does anyone have any photos of Mr. Miller's estate in the English countryside, Gunnerside? Also, did he end up getting divorced or not? Some ppl say yes, others say it was Pia who was getting divorced and some reports wrongly said it was Mr. & Mrs. Miller.
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Who is "he"? Mr. Miller? I haven't kept up with "the Miller girls" in years.

I didnt' know about Alex's eating disorder but I've heard the rumour about their Mother Chantal being a perfectionist so it doesn't surprise me.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:59 AM
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Yes, I was asking about Daddy Miller's home and if he and Mummy Miller are divorced or if that was a journalist era at the time Pia was getting divorced. You really don't hear anything about the Miller girls anymore. I guess they've become old news with all their divorces and so forth. You barely hear anything about MC - except when she's expecting. Hmmm . . . maybe it's a way for her to remain in the society pages.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:15 AM
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As far as I know it's Pia that's divorced and not her parents. I have never heard of any marriage problems for the parents.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:14 PM
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I just can't figure this gang out(the Miller family) other than the big bucks it seems kind of hard to know what kind of family life they lead....the Dad is always photographed with that rather ridiculous long shaggy hair, and frankly the Mom looks like a cold fish. Even when she smiles she looks cold.

From her interviews Marie-Chantal speaks of her father with love and adoration and pride. She is obviously closest to him even though she once said that she takes all her cues from her mother on matters of style and the correct thing to do...she just says "Yes, Mother..of course you are right" (these are MC's own words)

Alexandra and Pia have had marriages that ended in divorce( I wonder what was the combined amount of $$ spent on both weddings?!) And according to what I read here Alex had some sort of emotional problems with an eating disorder.

What that tells me is that on the surface everything looks-or looked-wonderful and glamorous but money doesn't necessarily guarantee a pain free life, does it?

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I have just read on pagesix.com that Alexandre von Furstenberg, the ex-husband of MC's sister Alexandra is engaged to his 24-year old girlfriend Ali Kay. Here is the link:

MARRYING MAN

My goodness, she DOES look young...like she is 14 or 15 in my opinion! He has been with her since he split from his wife?? I wonder was he fooling around with her while married? So...he has gone from Alex to Ali. Good luck with THAT, Alexandre!
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He has been with her since he split from his wife?? I wonder was he fooling around with her while married? So...he has gone from Alex to Ali. Good luck with THAT, Alexandre!
You so know Alex VF is a HUGE player. I would guarantee he was fooling around w this woman while still married. I'd be surprised if she were the ONLY one he was fooling around with.
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You so know Alex VF is a HUGE player. I would guarantee he was fooling around w this woman while still married. I'd be surprised if she were the ONLY one he was fooling around with.
Yes, I've heard this too. I didn't know Pia was also divorced. Supposedly Mama Miller wanted them to marry well at all costs.
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Yes, I've heard this too. I didn't know Pia was also divorced. Supposedly Mama Miller wanted them to marry well at all costs.
"...wanted them to MARRY WELL AT ALL COST??!" Even if the "cost" turned out to be humiliation, betrayal and a broken home for her grandchildren??

Wow....they MARRIED WELL alright didn't they?

Anyway it seems like CP Pavlos is the only of the husbands who behaves himself-at least as far as we know. I think he is afraid to cross his wife LOL! And he used to be in business with Alexandre but he isn't anymore..I suppose it would be awkward to work alongside the guy who broke the heart of your wife's sister!
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:40 PM
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Interestingly, CP Pavlos was definitely the most blue-blooded and the most high-born of the three husbands, but was also least wealthy of the bunch. They say Pia made the wealthiest match at the time. I read in one the old Vogue or Vanity Fair articles from 1995 that the girls only socialized with the bluest blue bloods in order to snag high marriages.
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Yes, that little detail had occurred to me. Pavlos is the true prince of the husbands, both literally and figuratively speaking.

I loved the Alex/Alex wedding, thought it was the most beautiful of all the Miller sisters nuptials. But there was something about it that gave me pause, not the least that the groom didn't seem to really be into it. Alexandra was prattling on and on about marrying her "soulmate". And then in People mag there was a little blurb about how Alexandre had cheated on her while both were students at Brown University. That, and the fact that they were both soo young, boded ill for their future. I must say that I think Alexandra is well rid of the guy. He comes off as boorish and spoiled. And he's not that hot either.

I know next to nothing about Pia, except that she married a Getty. They are an extremely wealthy and controversial family. And I used to always think that poor Pia looked so haggard, like she had been through the ringer. I also remember reading that she got married in some lavish Bali wedding and the bride and groom rode in on elephants!
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Most of my old info./gossip came from W magazine in the mid 90's. I subscribed to it then just at the time the Miller girls made their society debut.

Pia married in Bali and had 2 ceremonies; one Western and one traditional Bali where she rode in on an elephant and wore traditional Bali dress. It was said she is the most "American" of the trio..the other 2 were "Europhiles"...particularly when it came to guys.
Alex said she met her ex-husband in the elevator of her family's apartment in NY. The Von Furstenburgs lived in the same building.

Once W had an article with the girl who cheated with Alex VF. She claimed she was a bit of an outcast within her social set because of it. I don't remember her name, only that she had blonde hair and was very average looking.
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Yes, thanks! We read the same article. The girl that cheated with Alex VF did so while they were in college and before they wed. She runs an art gallery in NYC, a very chic one. I can't remember the name.
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Alex and Alex met when they lived in the same building in New York, and it was MC that introduced them in the elevator. Alexandre was friends with MC since they were closer in age.

I read in one those society magazines about the VFs' divorce that Alexandre always had a wandering eye but Alexandra thought it would subside after marriage and children. Yup, didn't happen. And the girl he dated right after their separation (not sure if she's the same one he's engaged to now) looked like a younger, brunette version of his ex-wife.
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Yes, thanks! We read the same article. The girl that cheated with Alex VF did so while they were in college and before they wed. She runs an art gallery in NYC, a very chic one. I can't remember the name.
Her name was Amanda Brooks nee Cutter. She is now married to Christopher Brooks (who used to be married to Miranda Brooks).
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Fun link!
Pia Getty used to (may still) for Sephora as a sort of roving ambassador. Maybe something of a lark to fill her days.
Yes, Alexandra is in LA and fancies herself as a designer of furniture. I remember seeing photos of her house --- very modern and one room was all black and white.
Tim Jeffries just got married, so he will definitely be out of the picture.
Alex started dating Ali while she was a college student (about 19 years old) in New York. They have been going together for ages. He runs around with a trashy sort of crowd - Alexandra is well to be rid of him.
I have heard that Marie Chantal wears the pants in her family and definitely calls the shots.
There was an article in a recent Vanity Fair and she was pictured with a girlfriend in a white bikini. The whole GRF was together in Greece having a great time. And now, she's going to have her 5th baby! She must emply a lot of nannies!
Maybe Mr/Mrs Miller have a sort of European type of marriage: they will never divorce. He does his thing and she does hers. They put in public appearances at events and are together for family events BUT will never divorce.
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I've always thought that Mr and Mrs Miller made an odd couple. She seems very cold, and he seems strange, but warm. I would love to know more about their lives, but they have really stayed out of the limelight.
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Alex and Alex met when they lived in the same building in New York, and it was MC that introduced them in the elevator. Alexandre was friends with MC since they were closer in age.

I read in one those society magazines about the VFs' divorce that Alexandre always had a wandering eye but Alexandra thought it would subside after marriage and children. Yup, didn't happen. And the girl he dated right after their separation (not sure if she's the same one he's engaged to now) looked like a younger, brunette version of his ex-wife.
Isn't that a sad story? I feel sorry for Alexandra, she was obviously being naive but she was very young. I think I read that Alex VF had a thing for M-C when they met in that apartment building but MC didn't give him the time of day, she introduced him to her younger sister Alex who fell hard.

Any woman who believes a man with a wandering eye will change after marriage is just courting heartache.

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Her name was Amanda Brooks nee Cutter. She is now married to Christopher Brooks (who used to be married to Miranda Brooks).
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THAT's the one! She said that she was a pariah among her set after the Alex VF thing, she spoke of some nasty incident in a nightclub where either Alexandra or some of Alexandra's friends confronted her. I mean, how unfair is that, to just blame the girl and let the Alex VF off the hook! Double standard!

But Amanda has rebounded nicely and is running that art gallery in Manhattan now.

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Pia Getty used to (may still) for Sephora as a sort of roving ambassador. Maybe something of a lark to fill her days.
Yes, Alexandra is in LA and fancies herself as a designer of furniture. I remember seeing photos of her house --- very modern and one room was all black and white.
Tim Jeffries just got married, so he will definitely be out of the picture.
Alex started dating Ali while she was a college student (about 19 years old) in New York. They have been going together for ages. He runs around with a trashy sort of crowd - Alexandra is well to be rid of him.
I have heard that Marie Chantal wears the pants in her family and definitely calls the shots.
There was an article in a recent Vanity Fair and she was pictured with a girlfriend in a white bikini. The whole GRF was together in Greece having a great time. And now, she's going to have her 5th baby! She must emply a lot of nannies!
Maybe Mr/Mrs Miller have a sort of European type of marriage: they will never divorce. He does his thing and she does hers. They put in public appearances at events and are together for family events BUT will never divorce.

Poor Alexandra...right after her divorce she had a home in Los Angeles and was trying to make it as an actress...and before that she worked with her mother-in-law Diane Von Furstenburg on creating a modern revival of the classic wrap dress that Diane created...they were very close and I wonder if they still are? And now she is a furniture designer?? She sort of reminds me of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In the shadow of an older sister and trying all sorts of careers and trying to make an identity for herself. Then there is the eating disorder...it is so obvious that MC is the BOSS in her marriage, but Pavlos doesn't seem to mind at all, so there. MC has a great body to have had four children AND she will be forty years old in September. I don't think any of the Miller girls are great beauties,as a matter of fact if it were not for the added cachet that lots of money and splashy weddings brings I bet they would be considered rather homely with those long skinny faces. But MC is definitely the most attractive of the three, and Alexandra seems like the one who is easiest to be around.

I knew Alex VF was bad news when I heard that he got into an argument with someone during the American Presidential elections of 2000 and punched
the other guy out. Very classy kid, that one!

I think Alexandra should breathe a sigh of relief that she is not married to him anymore.
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I also heard about Alex VF liking MC first. Alexandra said "I always want what she don't have". I think she was trying to keep up with her sisters and go along with Mothers wishes. Supposedly the Millers were trying to legitimize their "new" money buy marrying into old (wealthy) established families...didn't work out so well.
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