Antonio D’Amico was the long-time partner of fashion designer Gianni Versace. On July 15, 1997, Versace was tragically gunned down outside of his Miami Beach mansion. In the aftermath of the murder, Antonio became a central figure in the investigation and media coverage surrounding the event.
Despite being in a committed relationship with Versace for over a decade, Antonio was not included in the will that Gianni left behind. Instead, the fashion mogul left his entire estate to his niece and nephew.
Many have speculated about why Versace did not leave anything to Antonio. Some have suggested that it was due to family pressure or disapproval of their same-sex relationship. Others have suggested that it may have been because of financial improprieties on Antonio’s part.
Antonio has always maintained that he and Versace were deeply in love and had a strong, committed relationship. In an interview with The Guardian in 2017, he stated: “I never felt as though I was a lover. I felt as though I was part of him.”
In the years following Versace’s death, Antonio has continued to work in fashion and design. He has also been involved in various projects commemorating Gianni’s life and legacy.
One such project is The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, a television series that premiered in 2018. The show stars Edgar Ramirez as Gianni and Ricky Martin as Antonio.
While Antonio has largely stayed out of the public eye since Gianni’s death, he remains an important figure in fashion history. His relationship with Gianni helped to challenge traditional notions of gender and sexuality within the industry.
In conclusion, while there may never be a definitive answer as to why Antonio was excluded from Versace’s will, there is no denying that their love for each other was real and enduring. The legacy they created together continues to inspire new generations of designers and fashion enthusiasts.