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Bobby Paunescu Biography

Updated On 28 Jun, 2023 Published On 17 Dec, 2019
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Facts of Bobby Paunescu

Date of Birth :
Age : 49 years old
Family Name : Paunescu
Birth Country : Romania
Birth Sign : Virgo
Height : 5 Feet 10 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Bobby Paunescu

What is Bobby Paunescu marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Bobby Paunescu have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Bobby Paunescu having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Bobby Paunescu Gay ? No

Romanian businessman Bobby Paunescu has garnered curiosity among many people of the world but not due to his business enterprises but his peculiar interest in the filmmaking industry. Behind the camera, he has worked as director and producer in movies like 'The Death of Mr. Lazarescu,' 'Francesca,' 'Aurora,' 'After The Hills,' 'Closer to the Moon,' etc.

The Romanian Filmmaker Is In Love With A Young American Model

Bobby Paunescu is possibly in a romantic relationship with Alyssa Arce. His supposed beautiful lover is an American model who models for Playboy Magazine.

As a high-profile celebrity, he has been discreet about his private life. But reportedly in August 2019, he was on vacation with a few of his friends on an island of Italy, Sicily.

Bobby Paunescu with his supposed girlfriend Alyssa Arce. SOURCE: Ciaoro

The businessman rented a luxurious yacht; one of the people on the Yacht was Arce. He posted a couple of videos and pictures alongside the model. There seems to be a close bond between the two, but nothing is sure for now as both have yet to state anything on that matter.

Was Married and Previously In a Longtime Relationship

Despite his secretive current relationship status, the Francesca director was in a fair share of relationships in the past. He was in a longtime relationship with Romanian actress, Monica Barladeanu.

Bobby and Monica began dating in 2004 and dated for many years. The duo's relationship was going on fine, and it seemed like they would eventually tie the knot.

Bobby Paunescu and his former lover Monica Barladeanu. SOURCE: Agentiadepresamondena

Unfortunately, it did not go that way, and the lovers decided to part ways, and subsequently, after eight years of chemistry, they split in 2012.

New Relationship And Marriage

Two years after breaking up with his darling, Paunescu found a new girlfriend, Italian model Alice Peneaca. He introduced his young sweetheart in the media in April 2014.

On July 18, 2015, fourteen months later, the "Aurora" producer walked down the aisle with Alice. The pair's wedding ceremony was conducted in the grandest way possible attended by over 300 guests, including family, relatives, and friends.

Bobby Paunescu and his former wife Alice Peneaca. SOURCE: Adevarul

Everything was going on well, or at least it seemed that way, but in reality, it was not. Just two years after the marriage, the couple was struggling to maintain their relationship intact due to several differences. 

Both try to resolve the problems, but as it did not work out, Bobby and Alice thought that it would be best to separate. The couple started living separately in June 2017.

Both of them agreed to get a divorce, and subsequently, one and a half years later, they split on December 10, 2018.

Upon asking why she divorced her businessman husband, the Italian model stated, character mismatch and realization of self-love was the main factor. It was an unfortunate conclusion to what looked to be a beautiful relationship between two lovers. They had no children from their wedlock.


The Closer to the Moon producer was seen with Romanian actress Alexandra Dinu leaving a restaurant. However, it is not sure whether the two are actually dating. 

Massive Fortune And Assets

Bobby has a net worth of $300 million, and although he came to prominence as a moviemaker, most of his wealth is thanks to his businesses. 

Businesses and Assets

As for wealth and assets, the Paunescu family has set up an empire. The family is the owner of several popular newspaper publications such as Evenimentul and Capital, National Courier, Southern Gazette, and Gazette de Olt. They also own a news and advertising television channel, B1TV. 

Bobby and his family also once had a shareholding in the InterContinental Hotel, where they had 49.12% participation. However, they sold their shareholding for  $14,455,987 (approximately €13 million) to the late Romanian businessman Dan Adamescu.

Onscreen Works 

In his career, he has been notable for his producing and directing numerous movies like "Closer to the Moon" (2013). In the Romanian-American comedy-drama film, he worked as one of the producers. Actors Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, and Harry Lloyd played the starring roles. 

Check out the trailer of Bobby Paunescu's movie, "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" (2005)!

In the same way, Bobby also served as a producer in the movie "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu." The 2005 Romanian dark comedy film starred Romanian actors Ion Fiscutenu and Luminita Gheorghiu.

Quick Facts: Bobby Paunescu

  • Bobby Paunescu is the son of Romanian businessman George Constantin Paunescu.
  • He also has two sibling brothers Razvan Paunescu and Fratii Paunescu who are also into business.
  • Although born in Romania, his family moved to Milan, Italy, when he was one year old.
  • Bobby studied International Management in Switzerland and graduated in 1998.
  • In 2007, he studied film courses at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
  • He wrote and directed his first short film, "Dear D," in 2007.
  • The 45-year-old's debut directorial feature movie is "Francesca" (2009).
  • Paunescu's movie "Francesca" received positive reviews and was chosen for several International film festivals and likewise won awards in various categories. 

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Bobby Paunescu Affairs

  1. First Affair with Monica Barladeanu

    Bobby Paunescu was in longtime relationship with Romanian actress, Monica Barladeanu. The two dated for around eight years.

Bobby Paunescu Married

First Marriage with Alice Peneaca

Romanian moviemaker Bobby Paunescu was married to Alice Peneaca. His former spouse is an Italian model with whom he got hitched on July 18, 2015.

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