"For me the best thing is knowing that someone really has your back," says Jenna Lyons in an interview for the March issue of V Magazine. Also in the issue is the result of Lyons's first public photo shoot with her partner, Courtney Crangi, a black and white portrait of the duo shot by Willy Vanderperre. In it, both women wear white shirts (Lyons's is from J.Crew, naturally, while Crangi's is from Rag & Bone) and both rave about each other.
"It's just as surprising to me as it probably is to everyone else," Lyons explained. "It certainly is strange to wake up, at 44, and look at the person next to you and think: 'Oh! This wasn't what I expected.' But I don't think love works that way, and I am OK with that."
>> In the wake of the rumored split of Jenna Lyons and her husband Vincent Mazeau — and her subsequent purported pairing with Courtney Crangi — Lyons and Mazeau's frequently published Park Slope townhouse is now listed for sale. They bought the seven-bedroom, 4,400-square-foot home, which was built in the 1880s, for $1.3 million in 2004. It is now listed for $3.75 million.
>> Update: The sale of Lyons's home has just closed, according to Curbed. A couple named Vincent and Tracy Martin bought the house for $4 million, seven percent over the original asking price. Lyons's new address is listed at the American Express Carriage House in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.
>> Rumors popped up earlier this week that Jenna Lyons and her husband, artist Vincent Mazeau, split over the Summer and are in the midst of a divorce. Also alleged: that Lyons has been seeing a woman — who also works in the fashion industry — since.
Now, the New York Post purports to know who that woman is: Courtney Crangi (left), sister and business partner to jeweler Philip Crangi. According to the paper's "fashion insider" source: “After the breakup, Jenna fell in love with Courtney, whom she had been friends with for some time. They’ve known each other for years through the fashion business."
The Post reports that Lyons, 43, and Crangi, a 38-year-old mother of three, "are quietly open about their relationship." The picture at left shows Lyons and Crangi together at the 2011 Summer With Off Duty Party in New York, in June.