A glamorous Instagram model has broken her silence after her boyfriend was dragged out of her multimillion-dollar home in handcuffs and charged with his mother’s murder.
Andre Zachary Rebelo – the partner of Instagram influencer Gracie Piscopo and father of their three-year-old son Romeo – was recently accused of allegedly killing his mother in May 2020 in an affluent Perth riverside suburb.
Ms Piscopo, who has more than a million followers on the social media platform, fought back tears as she made her first comments on the case of her crypto trading partner this week.
“My focus right now is on my son,” Ms Piscopo told The West Australian newspaper in an comment published on Wednesday.
Instagram influencer Gracie Piscopo (left) has broken her silence after her partner and father of her son Andre Zachary Rebelo (right) was arrested and charged with his mother’s murder
The news agency reported that Ms Piscopo was so devastated by the allegations against her boyfriend that a doctor visited her at home.
Rebelo was arrested last Tuesday and charged with the murder of his mother Colleen, who was found dead at her home in the affluent Perth suburb of Bicton.
Colleen Rebelo, 58, was found dead in May 2020 at her home in Bicton, an affluent riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia
The body of the 58-year-old is said to have been discovered by a member of her own family.
The police initially did not consider the death of the mother of four to be suspicious.
Detectives have yet to release details about Ms Rebelo’s cause of death but have said her body showed no obvious signs of injury.
Rebelo was also charged with fraud, allegedly because his mother’s life insurance was affected. The case is before the court.
Rebelo has not filed a murder charge after appearing in Fremantle Magistrates Court in Western Australia on November 22. He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court later this year.
The charges against Rebelo have shocked Ms Piscopo’s countless fans, who have been dating him for eight years.
Ms Piscopo’s social media accounts were once inundated with photos of her and Rebelo – including a picture of him feeding their grapes in the waters of the Maldives.
But he’s been noticeably absent from her Instagram for most of the past year.
Ms Piscopo’s social media accounts were once inundated with photos of her and Rebelo – including a picture of him feeding her grapes in the waters of the Maldives (pictured).
The last photo of the couple together was in a post from last New Year’s Eve, where Ms Piscopo shared a picture of Polaroids of the couple from each year they were together.
The pair were seen together in a post on popular Instagram page Luxladyofficial last week, but neither shared the photo on their own accounts.
The same site also shared risqué photos of the couple in the bathroom last month, but again, none have uploaded the photos to their own platforms.
However, Rebelo was featured in a video on Ms Piscopo’s YouTube account in September titled “Family Weekend Fun.”
Rebelo has a personal and a business account under the Asset Mastery and Investing name, but both accounts have no posts, even though his company page has more than 60,000 followers.
The day after Rebelo’s mother died, Ms Piscopo shared a photo promoting a fake tan brand. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting wrongdoing by Ms Piscopo.
Following Rebelo’s charges, fans of the influencer claim she deleted several photos of her and her partner from her Instagram.
Earlier photos show the couple attending lavish events while also posting beloved snaps from their vacation time
Other fans recalled that the couple made a post following Ms Rebelo’s death, with the couple saying they were taking some time off social media.
Earlier photos show the couple attending lavish events while also posting beloved snaps from their vacation time.
On one trip, the couple stayed in a floating villa in the Maldives with their son.
In a 2019 Father’s Day post, Ms Piscopo said her partner was “born to be a father.”
“You are so patient, kind and strong, everything that Romeo hopes to become. I’m so proud of you and I’m so blessed that Romeo has a role model like you to look up to,” she wrote.
In another gushing post early in their relationship, the influencer described Rebelo as her best friend.
“Someone I trust my life with and if you are ever lucky enough to fall in love with your best friend then you are the luckiest person alive because there is nothing better believe me,” she wrote.
“You always try so hard and I love how you love me so unconditionally and you don’t look at me and see a mistake you look at me with so much love in your sweet brown eyes like I’m a gift.
“I just want to thank you for being the best gift, best friend, best partner, BEST friend I could have ever asked for.”
Pictured is the post Ms Piscopo made the day after her boyfriend’s mother died. She advertised a fake tan brand
Ms. Piscopo has built a successful business from her online presence and modeling, even catching the attention of Khloe Kardashian.
The Aussie starred in an advertisement for the celebrity’s Good American fashion brand in Los Angeles in 2019 and became the clothing line’s fashion line first pregnant ambassador.
“I met her on set,” she told The West Australian at the time.
“She was so sweet and even gave me some tips for my upcoming labour.”
Rebelo will appear in court again on December 21.
Ms Piscopo did not respond to requests for comment.
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