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'Godfather' Star Gianni Russo Was 15 When He Started An Affair With Marilyn Monroe Who Was 33: "She Taught Me Everything I Know"

Date August 23, 2019 14:19

Actor Gianni Russo is best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in the 1972 film The Godfather.

In recent times, however, he has made headlines for a few different reasons especially after the release of his new book titled Hollywood Godfather.

In an interview with FOX Business, he alleged that he had a close and friendly relationship with Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe, unlike JFJ and RFK who had their respective romantic relationships with the actress.

While giving more details on what started his connection with Marilyn, Gianni revealed to The Sun that the famous movie star, then 33, took his virginity when he was only 15.

According to Gianni, Marilyn made a move on him one day out of nowhere and their affair lasted a while.

Speaking on his affair with the starlet, Gianni said;

She taught me everything I know. I thought I was the luckiest boy alive.

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He acknowledged that it was a different time then because if this had happened today, Marilyn would have been arrested and his parents would have tried to make some money out of the event.

Gianni said he wasn't the least bit upset about how things went down.

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He revealed that he and Marilyn remained friends from then on until her passing at the age of 36.

When it came to his own personal life, however, it didn't seem like Gianne Russo was ever married. But over the years, he has been linked to Liza Minnelli and Dionne Warwick.

Gianni sure had plenty to say about his fast-paced life in his new book but this revelation about his relationship with Marilyn Monroe probably takes the cake.