A crypto trader has swapped his life of luxury with his glamorous influencer girlfriend Gracie Piscopo to the four walls of a prison cell – after he was charged with the alleged murder of his mother.
Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, is in police custody after being charged with one count of murder dating back to May 25, 2020, when the body of his mum, Colleen Rebelo, was found in a multi-million dollar home in Perth‘s affluent riverside suburb of Bicton.
Rebelo fronted Fremantle Magistrates Court on Tuesday and is also facing 35 fraud charges which allegedly occurred in the months following his mother’s death.
The alleged offences stem from May to July 2020 and include forgery and attempt to gain a benefit by fraud.
He has pleaded not guilty to the alleged financial crimes and will face a trial over that matter in December next year. Rebelo has not entered a plea on the murder charge and will face court later this year.
Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, has been charged with his mother’s alleged murder. His girlfriend is social media influencer Gracie Piscopo (pictured together)
The charges against Rebelo have shocked the countless fans of his girlfriend, Gracie Piscopo, 26, who has one million Instagram followers, and 307,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel.
Colleen Rebelo died in May, 2020
The pair have been dating for eight years and while they aren’t engaged, they share a three-year-old son Romeo.
Ms Piscopo’s social media accounts were once flooded with photos of her and Rebelo – among them an image of him feeding her grapes in the waters of the Maldives.
But he has noticeably been missing from her Instagram for most of the past year.
The last photo of the couple together was in a post from New Year’s Eve 2021, where Ms Piscopo shared a picture of Polaroids of the pair from each year they’d been together.
The couple last week featured together in a post on the popular Instagram page Luxeladyofficial, but neither shared the photo onto their own account.
That same page also shared risque photos of the couple in the bath last month, but again neither uploaded the photos to their own platforms.
Ms Piscopo’s social media accounts were once flooded with photos of her and Rebelo, but he has noticeably been missing from her Instagram for nearly a year
Rebelo is also facing a litany of fraud charges which allegedly occurred in the months following his mother’s death
Rebelo did however feature in a video on Ms Piscopo’s YouTube account in September, titled ‘Family Weekend Fun’.
Rebelo has a personal and business account under the name Asset Mastery and Investing, but both accounts have no posts, despite his business page having more than 60,000 followers.
On the day after Rebelo’s mother died, Ms Piscopo shared a photo promoting a fake tan brand.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest any wrongdoing by Ms Piscopo.
The pair have been dating for eight years and while they aren’t engaged, they share a three-year-old son Romeo
Pictured is the post Ms Piscopo made the day after her boyfriend’s mother died. She was doing an advertisement for a fake tan brand
The couple last week featured together in a post on the popular Instagram page Luxeladyofficial (pictured), but neither shared the photo onto their own account
In the wake of Rebelo’s charges, fans of the influencer claim she deleted several photos of her and her partner from her Instagram.
Other fans recalled the couple making a post after Ms Rebelo died, with the pair saying they were taking some time away from social media.
Earlier photos show the pair attending lavish events while also posting loved-up snaps from their time on holidays.
On one trip the couple, along with their son, stayed in a floating villa in the Maldives.
In a Father’s Day post from 2019, Ms Piscopo said her partner was ‘born to be a dad’.
‘You are so patient, kind and strong, everything I hope Romeo will become. I’m so proud of you and I’m so blessed that Romeo has a role model like you to look up to,’ she wrote.
The last photo of the couple together on Ms Piscopo’s Instagram was in a post from New Year’s Eve 2021, where Ms Piscopo shared a picture of polaroids of the pair from each year they’d been together
Earlier photos show the pair attending lavish events while also posting loved-up snaps from their time on holidays
In another gushy post earlier on in their relationship, the influencer described Rebelo as her best friend.
‘Someone I trust my life with and if you are ever lucky enough to fall in love with your best friend then you are the luckiest person in the world because there is nothing better believe me,’ she wrote.
‘You always try so hard and I love how you love me so unconditionally and you don’t look at me and see a flaw, you look at me with so much love in your sweet brown eyes like I am a gift.
Ms Piscopo regularly posted photos and videos of her boyfriend and their young son
‘I just want to thank you for being the best gift, the best friend, the best partner, the BEST boyfriend I could have ever asked for.’
Ms Piscopo has built a successful business out of her online presence and modelling, and even caught the eye of Khloe Kardashian.
The Aussie starred in an advertisement for the celebrity’s fashion brand Good American in Los Angeles in 2019, becoming the clothing line’s first pregnant ambassador.
‘I met her on set,’ she told The West Australian at the time. ‘She was so sweet and even gave me some tips on my upcoming labour.’
Rebelo will face court again on December 21.
Ms Piscopo has been contacted for comment.
Ms Piscopo once starred in an ad for Khloe Kardashian’s fashion brand