Raffaello Follieri had the love of Hollywood princess Anne Hathaway, the illusion of a Vatican imprimatur, an investment partnership with billionaire Ron Burkle, and entrée to Bill Clinton’s inner circle. Now that the 30-year-old Italian entrepreneur has been jailed on fraud and money-laundering charges, the author separates the facts from the fantasy of Follieri and Hathaway’s high-flying life.Anne Hathaway had broken up with him—sort of—10 days before.It was a shocking comedown for the charismatic entrepreneur who’d whisked his actress girlfriend around the world on chartered jets and yachts, who’d stayed in the Dorchester hotel in London, the Ritz in Paris, and the Excelsior in Rome when he wasn’t home in the Olympic Tower duplex overlooking Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
"I was like, 'You are a magnificent creature.' She was on fire and I've watched her become this force of nature. She just seems to be following her heart." These days, Anne has moved on from her bout of bad press last year.
She genuinely has good friends in her fellow accomplished actresses in their thirties, particularly, 32-year-old Emily Blunt and 38-year-old Jessica Chastain.
"I was that 24-year-old once -- I can't be upset about it -- it's the way things are," she muses.
"All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you, and if people go to see them, you'll be allowed to make more." "She was 20 at the time, and we hung out one night," she recalls about the chart-topping superstar.
But while the genetically-blessed duo would certainly make for a great couple, having been friends for some years before reportedly taking their relationship to the next level, apparently not everyone is happy at the pairing.
As the Mail Online reported last week, the stunning 19-year-old Sports Illustrated model actually dated Joe's younger brother Nick Jonas on and off in 20, which could certainly complicate matters between the close siblings.And now I'm in my early thirties and I'm like, 'Why did that 24 year old get that part?'" WATCH: Maggie Gyllenhaal Says She Was Deemed 'Too Old' to Play a 55-Year-Old's Lover But it's hard to fault the Jennifer Lawrences and the Kristen Stewarts of the world.The Italian hottie served time in a federal prison in Pennsylvania after pleading guilty to cheating investors by falsely claiming he had Vatican connections that enabled him to buy church property at a discount.He was sentenced in 2008 to 41/2 years in prison and admitted owing more than .6 million to those he ripped off."I can't complain about it because I benefitted from it," Anne tells the magazine.