Photo: Brazilian model Romulo Pires da Silva and Thais Oliveira
Brazilian model Romulo Pires da Silva has been accused of attacking his fiancée, model Thais Oliveira.
Though the pair has no troubles in the looks department they reportedly have serious issues in the relationship department. Da Silva, 30, has been accused by police of choking, biting, scratching, and imprisoning her in their shared New York apartment.
Oliveira, a blue-eyed Guess Jeans model met da Silva in Brasilia when they both participated in an Elite Modeling contest. After winning the competition, da Silva went on to model in MIlan. His career began to stall shortly after , but things picked up after her was noticed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The two have been together for nine years and despite her injuries, Oliveira says she still plans to marry da Silva. Though she is not pressing charges, and both have said she is the one who started the attack, prosecutors are reportedly planning to “[put] the case to a grand jury without her, ” according to da Silva’s lawyer.
Though not wanting to press charges, the New York Post is reporting Oliveira told police da Silva “squeezed her throat while holding her down on their bed, scratching and bruising her neck” and “bit her on the back of her neck, and held the bedroom door closed, barring her from leaving.”
Da Silva was back in court Friday.