Nick Forgiane, 28, who owns a cafe and a factory in the city, was Bianca Censori’s first love, with the pair initially meeting in 2007 in Ivanhoe when they were just 14.
Friends say Censori, also 28, was always extremely popular with the boys, but the pair didn’t connect romantically until 2014 when they were 21. They stayed together for six years.
In a previous interview with Nova FM‘s Fitzy & Wippa, Forgaine said while Bianca ‘wasn’t a fan’ of Kanye, he did have ‘hilarious’ videos of her dancing to ‘I Love It’, Kanye’s 2018 collaboration with Lil Pump.
The couple eventually went their separate ways the day before Melbourne’s lockdown in March 2020
Nick Forgiane and Bianca Censori attended a friends wedding in Greece in 2018
Last month, Daily Mail was told Kanye had instructed his wife to ‘never speak’ – and had issued a set of rules for her to live by, including specific foods she can eat and what she can wear
‘Bianca has always been bigger than Melbourne and we both knew this,’ he said about their split. ‘One time we traveled to America and she told me she would live there one day’.
However, they have remained ‘supportive’ of each other, Forgiane said, and it may well be him she turns to for support on her trip Down Under, with friends and loved ones telling Daily Mail they are confident she is aware of West’s ‘controlling ways’ after being told to ‘wake the f*** up’.
Daily Mail Australia revealed Censori slipped back into Australia last week to see her parents Leo and Alexandra and sister Angeline.
She was spotted enjoying a night out at Melbourne pub The Marquis of Lorne, in Fitzroy, on Friday night.
One patron said Ms Censori went largely unnoticed in the bar, and the architectural designer would most likely have enjoyed the anonymity after her well publicised antics since marrying the 46-year-old West nearly a year ago.
Forgaine previously said it wasn’t Bianca’s move overseas that inspired the couple’s breakup.
‘The girl is extremely talented and took the leap to go chase her dream of being a famous architect, which she’s achieved,’ he said.
Daily Mail Australia has spoken to confidantes and colleagues who remember 27-year-old Bianca Censori (above) as a stylish and smart ‘social butterfly’ in her home town of Melbourne
Bianca showing off her party tricks at Rainbow Serpent festival in 2019
‘Of course I support them. If Bianca is happy [with Kanye], I am happy for her.
‘She has always been supportive of my relationships. I wish them the best and hope it’s a modern-day love story.’
Photos shared to her ex boyfriend, Forgiane’s Instagram page show pictures of the then loved-up couple during their six-year relationship.
The pair can be seen posing for the camera on holidays in New York City‘s Times Square in New York in 2015 – one year into their relationship.
Other photos show the couple dressed in monochrome for Melbourne Spring Racing carnival Oaks day in 2017 and 2018.
In 2019, the couple were photographed at celebrity hotspot Raes on Wategos, a boutique hotel in Byron Bay.
Forgiane’s social media page also features photos from Rainbow Serpent festival, with Censori photographed with her feet on her face as well as posing for group shots.
In January, a series of pictures obtained by Daily Mail Australia shows the young Bianca at the Rainbow Serpent music and art festival in the state’s west wearing tassel pasties on her nipples.
The former couple rubbed shoulders at Melbourne’s Spring racing carnival Derby Day in 2018
The couple could hardly keep their hands off eachother during an overseas holiday in 2018
The pair visited New York City in 2015, after a year of dating
Bianca, who has worked for Yeezy since November 2020, ‘wed’ the rapper two months after his divorce from 42-year-old Kim was finalised in November.
The pair reportedly celebrated their union at a private ceremony and both have been seen wearing wedding rings.
The informal nuptials have apparently not been followed the filing of a marriage certificate.
The former Carey Baptist Grammar School student made headlines for her bizarre fashion choices while in Europe with West earlier this year, pictured exiting their hotel in Florence wearing a flesh-coloured bra while bizarrely clutching a lone purple cushion over her chest.
She paired her look with beige heels and a pair of flesh-coloured leggings, which made her appear completely nude from afar.