Donya Fiorentino is known as a former model and current working photographer. She is most famous for previous marriage with popular film actor, Gary Oldman. Their divorce got national attention when Donya made claims that Gary was physical abusive towards her.
Donya Fiorentino hails from Key Largo, Florida. Donya Fiorentino supported herself in her younger years by working as a model. When she had more financial stability in her life, she decided to pursue her passion of photography. Through her ex-husband, Gary Oldman, she was also able to appear in small roles on network shows and films.
Donya Fiorentino and Gary Oldman met in 1996 during an Alcoholics Anonymous gathering. They started dating and quickly fell in love. Inside four months of seeing each other, Donya was already pregnant with their first youngster, Gulliver. Not long after, they gave birth to another child, called Charlie.
The couple married in 1997 and stayed married for around four years. After their children were born, Donya was determined to have a condition called rheumatoid arthritis. She ended up being dependent on painkillers, which spiraled her lifestyle. Eventually she started her drinking habit once more, which at that point developed into a cocaine dependence as well.
When they got separated in 2001, Gary was granted full care and child custody of their children, Gulliver and Charlie. During their court fight, the actor asserted it would be terrible if their children ever discovered their mother strung out on a medication overdose
Donya Fiorentino blamed Gary Oldman for hitting her with a telephone handset during a 2001 occurrence. She claimed that she was holding the younger of her two children when the abuse happened. She also said that during the episode, she attempted to call 911, at which time Gary got the telephone and hit her with it.
When Gary Oldman won an Oscar, Donya asserted that the Academy was wrong for granting awards to both Oldman and Kobe Bryant who has been accused of rape. During the 2018 Oscars, she said the incident was a setback for the #MeToo development. She told TMZ,
'Congrats, Gary, and congrats to the Academy for granting not one, yet two abusers with Oscars. I thought we had advanced. The end result for the #MeToo development?'
Gary’s children has stood by his side and claim that their mother has been fabricating stories about their father.
Last Modified: 20 Mar, 2019