Ivy Getty, billionaire oil heiress, officially files for divorce from husband Tobias Engel after four years of marriage

Ivy Getty, billionaire oil heiress, officially files for divorce from husband Tobias Engel after four years of marriage

Billionaire heiress Ivy Love Getty — the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty — has filed for divorce from her husband Tobias ‘Toby’ Engel. 

The artist and model, 29, called it quits on her marriage to the photographer and actor after four years together, according to Page Six.

Getty filed for divorce in January. The couple have a prenup in place to protect her billionaire family’s assets. 

‘Obviously, being a member of the Getty family, Ivy is careful about legal entanglements,’ a source told the publication. 

The couple had a private wedding in December of 2020, before holding a more public and lavish ceremony in November 2021. 

Billionaire heiress Ivy Love Getty, 29 — the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty — has filed for divorce from her husband Tobias Engel; the duo seen in 2022

Billionaire heiress Ivy Love Getty, 29 — the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty — has filed for divorce from her husband Tobias Engel; the duo seen in 2022

According to the court documents, it is a ‘contested’ divorce.

That means the former pair did not settle with a mediator before Getty filed the paperwork. 

Ivy has since deleted a number of pictures featuring Engel from her Instagram, though he still remains in some carousel posts from their wedding. 

Getty and Engel first met through a family member and later began dating after reuniting at a Paris Fashion Week event, before tying the knot.  

In 2021, the glamorous duo celebrated their union with a San Francisco wedding at the Getty mansion, a year after tying the knot in private. 

At the time Ivy told Vogue, ‘It’s just like everything I could have dreamed of and more. So it’s wild when something so magical comes true because you’ve thought about it but didn’t actually think it would. Miracles happen.’

In 2022 she shared never-before-seen pictures of the lavish San Francisco nuptials on her social media.

Ivy said ‘I do’ to Toby at San Francisco’s City Hall reception and wowed her guests, which included actress Anya Taylor-Joy.

The snaps shared a glimpse behind the scenes, and feature the numerous designer gowns she wore for the event.

The artist and model called it quits on her marriage to the photographer and actor after four years together according to Page Six; seen in 2022

The artist and model called it quits on her marriage to the photographer and actor after four years together according to Page Six; seen in 2022

Getty filed for divorce in January. The couple have a prenup in place to protect her billionaire family's assets; seen in 2022

Getty filed for divorce in January. The couple have a prenup in place to protect her billionaire family’s assets; seen in 2022

'Obviously, being a member of the Getty family, Ivy is careful about legal entanglements,' a source told the publication; the former pair seen in 2023

‘Obviously, being a member of the Getty family, Ivy is careful about legal entanglements,’ a source told the publication; the former pair seen in 2023

According to the court documents, it is a 'contested' divorce. That means the former pair did not settle with a mediator before Getty filed the paperwork; seen in 2023 in New York

According to the court documents, it is a ‘contested’ divorce. That means the former pair did not settle with a mediator before Getty filed the paperwork; seen in 2023 in New York

‘So unbelievably special. One year,’ the socialite wrote on her social page, with a heart emoji in a post addressed to her husband.

She shared several snaps of the couple’s nuptials, including of their wedding reception, where she wore a lacy ivory gown with a see-through skirt and a choker collar.

Ivy shared several pictures of designers adding the last touches to her bridal gowns on her big day, including her dazzling Galiano number, which was adorned with broken mirrors.

Snaps also showed the bridal party, and Ivy’s rescue dog, who wore her own bridesmaid’s dress.

Among the guests at the A-list event were members of Ivy’s family, including her aunt Vanessa Getty and her first cousin, transgender model and activist Nats Getty.

Also at the exclusive event was designer Wes Gordon, designer Mimi Wade, influencer Marta Mae, musician Petite Meller, fashion editor Hamish Bowles, activist Marsha Molinari, model Laura Hanson Sims, British TV host Fletcher Cowan, and filmmaker Christian Coppola.

Ivy is the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty and granddaughter of Gordon Peter Getty, who was on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans before his passing.

Her father, John Gilbert, died of a fentanyl overdose and heart complications in 2020 at age 52.

The couple had a private wedding in December of 2020, before holding a more public and lavish ceremony in November 2021

The couple had a private wedding in December of 2020, before holding a more public and lavish ceremony in November 2021

Her engagement ring, which had belonged to Toby's grandmother, was customized to include Ivys grandmother's diamonds

Her engagement ring, which had belonged to Toby’s grandmother, was customized to include Ivys grandmother’s diamonds

Ivy is the daughter of the late John Gilbert Getty, who died of a fentanyl overdose coupled with heart complications in November 2020, and she is the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty

Ivy is the daughter of the late John Gilbert Getty, who died of a fentanyl overdose coupled with heart complications in November 2020, and she is the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty

Certainly the most eye-catching element of her ceremony was the dress she wore to the after party, which she said couldn’t be designed by anyone other than John Galliano for Maison Margiela.

The dress has a corset the color of Ivy’s skin tone, which was padded at the hips to make her waist look smaller. That was covered with tulle, which was then topped with mirror fragment dress wired together like jewelry.

‘My grandmother always wore John Galliano’s designs,’ Ivy told Vogue. ‘My grandmother always admired him so it felt as if she was there with me during all of this.’

On the big day, she added Louboutin heels and her sapphire engagement ring, which she got when her husband proposed in Capri.

Getty’s great-grandfather owned Getty Oil, and was once the richest man in the world. He is also famous for refusing to pay his grandson John Paul Getty III’s ransom of $17 million after he was kidnapped in the ’70s.

Eventually he paid $2.2 million after John’s cut off ear was mailed to a newspaper in Rome.

The Getty family drama was most recently depicted in the 2018 FX TV show Trust. 

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