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2020-10-09 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine Libbie Mugrabi Heads to London, Immediately Spills the Tea

Libbie Mugrabi Heads to London, Immediately Spills the Tea

The cashed-up divorcée is shopping for a second home, and a seat on the Tate Modern's Board of Trustees
Libbie Mugrabi
Libbie Mugrabi
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Libbie Mugrabi, whose divorce from the younger son of the billionaire family of New York art dealers was recently finalized, has left our island for London.

And no sooner did she get to England, did she spill the tea. Sources say she sat this week for a wide-ranging profile interview with the British society bible, Tatler.

Topics ranged from the dissolution of her marriage to David Mugrabi (which fell apart during a wine-soaked weekend full of nubile houseguests at their Hamptons home) to her reported new relationship with Brock Pierce, a crypto-currency entrepreneur and current independent presidential candidate.

“She talked about how she wants to get involved with the London art and philanthropic scene,” one well-placed Londoner tells us. “It looks like she really wants to put down roots there.”

Another source said she is actively looking for a second home in the city, and was meeting with a slew of major art institutions, notably the Tate Modern, about securing a seat on their Board of Trustees.

The newly-liberated socialite certainly has some money to spend. She asked for $100 million in her August divorce settlement (while ultimately accepting less) and was last in the tabloids two weeks ago, when the landlord of her East 82nd Street luxury condo told the New York Post she owed him almost $150,000 in back rent.

But she seems to be a long way from those cares in the British capital.

“The comeback is always better than the setback,” she posted on Instagram this week, along with another picture of herself at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

And her new hashtag for every post? #libbielove

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