Mena Suvari & Simone Sestito
“American Beauty” actress, Mena Suvari, is getting ready to walk down the aisle a second time in a fairy tale wedding to her fiancé, music producer Simone Sestito. This will be Sestito’s first marriage.
Even though she has been married before, the young actress is taking the planning very seriously and seems to want to be sure everything is perfect. Suvari states, "I really want it to be romantic and like a fairytale wedding. It's all very new to me. Even though I have been down that road before, I never have done any of these preparations so there's a lot of stuff to do."
The couple plan to wed in a romantic ceremony in Italy, a place that seems to be becoming more and more popular among celebrities. Suvari is apparently going to Italy for an upcoming trip to Rome to find a venue for the event. There is no hurry though, they are not planning on having the wedding any time soon. A friend recently stated, “They're taking their time planning the wedding. They are in no rush."
Suvari was showing off her beautiful ring when she attended the launch party for Signorelli’s “Love” collection for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event was held at Planet Blue. The huge ring was later revealed to have been designed by no other than her fiancé, Sestito.
Suvari must have gotten bit by the designing bug like her beau because she also wants to design something for her wedding, her dress. She has plans to work with a close friend to create the gown of her dreams, “I want to work with my friend Stacy, who designs Alice Olivia, to design a dress.”
Sestito, founder and Chief Executive Office of ISSIO, proposed to the 29-year old actress earlier this year during a romantic vacation in Jamaica. The two met during the Toronto Film Festival last year while Suvari was promoting her film, “Stuck.” They have been dating since September of 2007.
Suvari was previously married to Robert Brinkman, the 46-year old cinematographer for 5 years. The couple divorced in 2005, the reason according to the press being, irreconcilable differences. They had no children.
Suvari has been keeping somewhat of a low profile in Hollywood since her “American Beauty” days, but the actress seems to be planning a comeback and has not been out of the spotlight all together. Last year, Suvari followed in Britney Spears’ footsteps when the actress shaved her hair clean off! She told FOXnews.com that she was not insane, “it’s exciting to me, a psychological experiment. To me it’s just hair, it grows back.” She will be starring in The Garden of Eden, which is based on the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. She will be playing the writer’s spouse. Suvari has also recently been in the horror flick, Day of the Dead and also has a made-for-TV movie coming out in September called Murder in Sin City where she will be starring with actor Matthew Modine.