By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Feb 25, 2013 03:50 PM EST
Although Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain may have left the Academy Awards ceremony without an Oscar, she indeed has another trophy in the form of a man in her life in fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.
"I'm very very happy. It's a wonderful thing when a career does so well and your personal life does so well. My friends and my family are so important to me," Chastain told host Mario Lopez of Extra.
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The 35-year-old redheaded beauty was dressed to impressed on Sunday night festivities in Los Angeles, donning a copper-hued, strapless Armani Prive gown with red lipstick and vintage waves as she walked the red carpet without her Italiano boyfriend.
Us Weekly reports that the decision for Chastain to go solo was part of their pact to keep the romance out of the public eye.
"He's a classy guy and completely agrees about respecting their relationship and not flaunting it. They've been dating seriously for a while now, and Gian really likes her," a source told the publication.
The fashion man's love for the movie star clearly seems to be mutual. At the Writer's Guild Awards earlier in the month, Chastain had her beau on her mind as she looked through a backstage gifting suite. While browsing over a bottle of Purity Vodka, she said "My boyfriend loves vodka."
The easy on the eyes redhead had previously turned heads at the 2012 Oscars in a Alexander McQueen gown. Leading up to this year's infamous night, Chastain had also impressed at the Golden Globes in a Givenchy Couture dress and even sported a Jessica Rabbit-inspired look at the SAG Awards.
Chastain came up short in the running for Best Actress, but became well know after her well-known performance in Zero Dark Thirty. She delivered a captivating performance that was "visceral, layered and powerful work" as the CIA agent Maya, which was a difficult part to embody, considering the character had nearly no backstory, states Collider.
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