Singer Lana Del Rey began dating photographer Francesco Carrozzini nearly 18 months ago, but their relationship now seems to have been officially confirmed as over. Earlier this month, talk of the gorgeous couple splitting up were just rumors, when insiders reported to NY Daily News that Lana Del Rey and Carrozzini still loved each other, but were simply moving in different directions. Now, the same site is reporting that the two actually broke up a couple of weeks ago, according to their sources.
Their sources go on to that Lana Del Rey has been wanting to take their relationship to the next level and settle down, but Carrozzini never felt that he was quite ready to say the same. The couple seems to have been dealing with a lot of doubt in their relationship for the last year or so, having taken multiple short breaks away from each other, but none of those breaks lasted two weeks. But, selling one’s Greenwich Village townhouse and moving to the other side of the country would seem to solidify any rumors of a relationship ending. It looks like Francesco Carrozzini recently put his place in New York on the market for $16 million and is looking to relocate in Beverly Hills. The “West Coast” singer and Carrozzini were last publicly spotted together at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica in October. The two first began dating in June of 2014, the same month she released her debut studio album Ultraviolence, which sold 880,000 units in its first week, worldwide.
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Soon after they first began dating, Carrozzini, who is the son of Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, directed Lana Del Rey’s music video for “Ultraviolence,” released in August 2014. In June of the same year, the singer had publicly confirmed that she was broken up with her previous boyfriend, Kassidy ex-member Barrie-James O’Neill, according to E! Online. Del Rey, 28 at the time, and O’Neill were together for three years.
“We are currently not together. He is a wonderful person. But there are some things with which he has to deal. I will not explain it in detail. This was hard on our relationship. I no longer felt free. We’ll see how it goes.”
In many of her music videos, sex and relationships with men always seem to present themselves as a constant theme in her art. Lana Del Rey expounds upon this in a long interview with The Fader.
“I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m trying to do what feels right. I tried a lot of different ways of life, you know, things I never really talk about, just because they are kind of different. I didn’t really have one fixed way that I could envision myself living. Going from a good relationship to a good relationship—I thought that was healthy.”
In an essay entitled “The Meaning of Lana Del Rey,” a French academic, Catherine Vigier, details an interesting interpretation of what Lana Del Rey is doing as an artist and a woman.
“She is representing and speaking to a contradiction facing thousands of young women today, women who have followed mainstream society’s prescriptions for success in what has been called a post-feminist world, but who find that real liberation and genuine satisfaction elude them.”
Lana Del Rey released her fourth studio album, Honeymoon, on September 18, 2015, which garnered highly positive reviews from music critics upon its release. The pop album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, and it also had the third highest first week sales worldwide by a female artist in 2015, pulling in over 206,000 copies. In October, Honeymoon was certified Gold in Brazil.
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