New couple alert! Although not entirely visible the girl in the picture who is affectionately touching her man’s lips is our beloved Ginny Weasley or real life actress Bonnie Wrights. The 22-year-old is in love once again and her new love interest is Simon Hammerstein.
Simon Hammerstein has talented blood running through his veins, he is the grandson of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. Simon’s father was theatre director and producer James Hammerstein and mother Dena. Simon’s father married three time his mother being the third and last wife before his death in Manhattan in 1999. He has three siblings on his father’s side; Oscar Andrew from his father’s first marriage to wife Basia, Will and Jennifer from his father’s second wife Millette Alexander.
Simon’s talent unveiled in both the business side and his early age passion for theater, during his teenage years he wrote a Declaration of Independence to his parents, explaining that he didn’t want to go back to school, he loved theater, and he wanted to work. There is a recent publication of him in Vanity Fair that explains, in kindergarten, classmates called him “Stop It, Simon.” At eight, he set up a table labeled “The Crazy Art Stand” on his parents’ doorstep at Mercer and Prince, selling a classmate’s paintings and bringing in as much as $1,800 a day. “You try to go really big,” Hammerstein says, explaining his elementary-school sales strategy.
Simon is the proud owner of successful nightclub “The Box Manhattan” and its sister joint “The Box Soho” which opened to much fanfare in early 2011. The cabaret nightclub is described by Simon place of “mystique, mystery and sexual openness” He’s been referred to as a nightlife dynamo opening his most recent “Russian supper club” just a few months back. The 35-year-old has been described by Perez Hilton describes him as “NYC’s craZZZiest nightclub owner.
The nightlife impresario is 13 years older than Bonnie and is not sure yet on how the bad boy met good, sweet looking Bonnie. His Web presence shows a celebrated and celebrity-filled life and one can assume all the excess it brings. Well the New Yorker did spend 12 years on and off in England so they might have bumped somewhere? His look has mostly been the same, several pictures of him show his signature full beard, an easy air of black-sheep royalty and his vaguely British accent.
But there might be a little issue with this couple, Simon is a married man, he is hitched to event planner Francesca Zampi better known as Francesca Hammerstein. Francesca attended the 6th Anniversary celebrations of The Box, New York at The Box on February 13. Sources say Simon and Francesca Hammerstein parted at the end of last year
Can this be Simon sending his wife as far as we know a message of things not going to work out??
For Miss Write who’s been flying solo since her failed attempt of marriage to fiancé Jamie Campbell Bower a year ago seems to be pretty comfy with her new love. She did said back in March she had found a new love but kept it under the radar so far. Maybe she talking about Simon?
Bonnie and new boyfriend, Simon were spotted soaking under the Italian sun during a weekend gateway, looking vey in love and quite close to each other. Don’t miss the pictures below.
You can find Simon on instagram here.