Manhattan society shock as wife swaps restaurateur for twins husband – The Times

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Not since Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss sued Mark Zuckerberg over the original idea for Facebook has a dispute involving identical twins attracted so much attention.

The gossips of Manhattan high society are inhaling the saga of the Swedish-born sisters, both former models and both married to wealthy older European entrepreneurs, whose romantic lives appear to have become tragically entangled.

Charlotte Bonstrom married Vittorio Assaf, the Italian-born co-founder of Serafina Restaurant Group, an upmarket global Italian food chain, more than 20 years ago and has two children with him. They had homes on the Upper East Side and by a lake in the Hamptons on Long Island.

Cecilia Bonstrom, the artistic director of the fashion label Zadig & Voltaire, married Thierry Gillier, the company’s French


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