Ivy Getty Files for Divorce

Ivy Getty, the oil heiress and model, has filed for divorce from her husband, Tobias Engel, a little over two years after the couple hosted a lavish wedding celebration at the San Francisco home of the bride’s grandmother Ann Getty. The themed outfits, designer dresses and starry guest list all combined for a spectacle that was breathlessly covered by the fashion press.

Here’s what we know about the couple’s split so far.

Who is Ivy Getty?

Ivy Love Getty is the great-granddaughter of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty and the only daughter of the musician John Gilbert Getty and the jewelry designer Alyssa Boothby. After her father’s death in 2020, Ms. Getty paid tribute in an Instagram post, calling him the “coolest man to ever land on this planet.”

In addition to being an heiress, Ms. Getty is also a fashion model represented by Ford Models. (She appeared on the cover of Town & Country in May 2022.) Like her grandmother, the publisher and interior designer Ann Getty, who also died in 2020, Ivy is a philanthropist. In 2022, she held a charity dinner in Venice to raise money for Ukraine. “Philanthropy is the most important thing to me,” she told L’Officiel, adding, “It’s important to stay aware of what is going on in the world.”

A fashion darling, Ms. Getty attended the Met Gala in 2022 in custom Oscar de la Renta and in 2023 in Maison Margiela. She is a fashion week staple in New York, London and Paris.

Who is her husband, Tobias Engel?

Tobias Engel is a photographer and the son of Peter Engel, an Austrian businessman, and Cheryl Prime, an English actress. Ms. Getty told Vogue that the couple first met through a relative before running into each other again at Paris Fashion Week.

“I saw this cute guy who was taking photos of the event and of me,” she said. “I naturally went over, and we started talking.”

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