Before Bianca Censori found fame and controversy by “marrying” Kanye West, she had a healthy, loving relationship with a Melbourne businessman – and they still keep in touch.
Nick Forgiane, 28, a cafe and factory owner in the town, was Bianca Censori’s first love, with the pair first meeting in 2007 in Ivanhoe when they were not were only 14 years old.
Friends say Censori, also 28, was always extremely popular with boys, but the pair only began becoming friends in 2014, when they were 21. They stayed together for six years.
In a previous interview with Nova FM’s Fitzy & Wippa, Forgaine said that although Bianca “wasn’t a fan” of Kanye, he had “hilarious” videos of her dancing to “I Love It”, the collaboration from Kanye in 2018 with Lil Pump.
The couple eventually split the day before Melbourne’s lockdown in March 2020.
Nick Forgiane and Bianca Censori attended friends’ wedding in Greece in 2018
Last month, the Daily Mail learned that Kanye had asked his wife to “never speak” – and issued a set of rules for her to follow, including specific foods she could eat and what she could wear .
“Bianca was always bigger than Melbourne and we both knew that,” he said of their split. “We once traveled to America and she told me she would live there one day.”
However, they remained “in solidarity” with each other, Forgiane said, and it was perhaps to him that she turned for help during her trip to the West Indies, with friends and relatives telling the Daily Mail they are convinced she is aware of West’s “control.” manners” after being told to “wake the shit up”.
Daily Mail Australia revealed Censori returned to Australia last week to see her parents Leo and Alexandra and sister Angeline.
She was seen enjoying a night out at Melbourne pub, The Marquis of Lorne, in Fitzroy on Friday night.
One customer said Ms Censori had gone largely unnoticed in the bar and the architectural designer would most likely have appreciated anonymity after her high-profile antics since marrying the West, 46, almost a year ago.
Forgaine previously said it wasn’t Bianca’s move abroad that inspired the couple’s breakup.
“The young girl is extremely talented and took the leap to pursue her dream of becoming a famous architect, which she achieved,” he said.
Daily Mail Australia spoke to confidants and colleagues who remember Bianca Censori, 27 (above), as a stylish and intelligent “social butterfly” in her hometown of Melbourne.
Bianca shows off her party tricks at the Rainbow Serpent Festival in 2019
“Of course I support them. If Bianca is happy (with Kanye), I’m happy for her.
“She has always been supportive of my relationships. I wish them the best and hope it’s a modern day love story.
Photos shared with her ex-boyfriend, Forgiane’s Instagram The page shows photos of the then-loved couple during their six-year relationship.
The couple can be seen posing for the camera while on vacation in New York. Times Square in New York in 2015 – a year into their relationship.
Other photos show the couple dressed in monochrome for Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Day at Oaks in 2017 and 2018.
In 2019, the couple were photographed at celebrity hotspot Raes on Wategos, a boutique hotel in Byron Bay.
Forgiane’s social media page also features photos from the Rainbow Serpent festival, with Censori pictured with her feet on her face and posing for group photos.
In January, a series of photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia showed young Bianca at the Rainbow Serpent music and arts festival in the state’s west wearing tassels on her nipples.
The former couple rubbed shoulders at Derby Day, Melbourne’s spring racing carnival, in 2018.
The couple could barely keep their hands off each other while on vacation abroad in 2018.
The couple visited New York in 2015, after a year of dating.
Bianca, who has worked for Yeezy since November 2020, “married” the rapper two months after finalizing her divorce from Kim, 42, in November.
The two reportedly celebrated their union in a private ceremony and both were seen wearing wedding rings.
The informal wedding was apparently not followed by the filing of a marriage certificate.
The former Carey Baptist Grammar School pupil made headlines for her bizarre fashion choices while in Europe with West earlier this year, pictured leaving their hotel in Florence wearing a flesh-colored bra while oddly clutching a single purple pillow to his chest.
She teamed her look with beige heels and a pair of flesh-colored leggings, which made her appear completely naked from a distance.