Gillian Messina appeared on The Big D a new dating show on USA Network, along with her ex-husband David Novello. An intriguing reality television program called “The Big D” invites divorcing spouses to a remote tropical villa in Costa Rica.
The formerly estranged couples are given a second chance to try their luck with love here. Furthermore, individuals have the capacity to connect with someone else even if they try to shun their past and avoid reigniting old embers. Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, former contestants on “The Bachelorette,” are the hosts of the reality television program.
Besides the two the other divorced couple appearing on the show are Ally Lee & David Mims, Thakur Wint & Dede Lewis, Alexis Nicole & Devon Wright, Brooks Peters & Casey Costa, and Ariel Lyndsey & Blair Delgado.
Read all that we know about Gillian in this article.
The Big D: Are Gillian Messina And David Novello Together?
Gillian Messina and David Novello are no longer together and portray themselves as ex-spouses on the show, their relationship dates back to their teenage years. David and Gillian went to the same high school. The two met and fell in love with each other right there in the middle of their school. Soon after, Gillian and David made the decision to advance their relationship.
They were married for only four years. The couple’s relationship had been severely stressed during the pandemic, and divorce was their only remaining option.
“It allowed me to kind of realize the underlying issues from our foundation and our history that didn’t settle well,” Gillian shared about the time with Star News. “I wasn’t really agreeing with how he was making decisions and utilizing his time and that really affected the marriage.”
After the divorce her husband moved to San Diego, and “I was kind of in between whether I wanted to go back to New York where, you know, my roots were, or Florida, where my immediate family had moved. And I kind of decided I really loved Wilmington and the life that I built here.”
Gillian appears to still be fixated on David and wants to renew her relationship with her ex, which complicates matters. On the other side, David has moved on and isn’t only watching the show to rekindle his relationship with Gillian from before. Therefore, as far as we can tell, Gillian and David are both single and looking for a partner.
Even though Gillian admitted that appearing on a reality dating program has never exactly been on her bucket list, she does think of herself as a natural performer. “I’ve always had a background with dance, and singing. I like to paint. I’ve just been a very expressive person,” she said. “I have a desire to make people laugh. I never thought I would do a show but it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I’m grateful for.”
Being on a dating show with her ex, Gillian said, “was a very vulnerable situation, because I’m usually expressing success and things that make me happy. Divorce has nothing to do with either of those things. I was hoping that my story might be able to help inspire other women going through what I went through.”
Gillina Messina Boyfriend
Gillian Messina likely has a boyfriend and had hinted about her relationship status while speaking with Star News.
“Not to give too much away in my current life, but if I was in a situation where I was single, I would probably never go on a dating show again,” Gillian added. “Even without the cameras and the microphones and producers, I was very awkward dating, right? It was never natural for me.”
But does she have a boyfriend now? We found no evidence of her current romantic indulgences. And, Gillian not to give away anything about her current boyfriend’s situation.
Gillian Messina Age
Born in 1988, Gillian Messina reached the age of 35 years in 2023.
Gillian Messina Family
Gillian Messina is the daughter of the late Steven and Lorna Messina. Her parents were both residing in Lake Worth, Florida at the time of her passing. When Steven passed away in April 2020, he was 70 years old.
Gillian updated her father’s death on her IG writing, “Today I lost the first man I ever loved. I hope he knew how much he was loved by his family and many friends. I’m so heartbroken but knowing he will no longer be suffering gives me comfort. I will cherish the memories, lessons, and laughs forever and continue to strive to make him proud. Life will never be the same without you, Daddy. I will always love you. 💔”
Moreover, Lorna battled breast cancer for many years and died in November 2022 at the age of 65. With a broken heart, Gillian paid tribute to her mom on her IG while writing, “It saddens me to imagine my life without my mom. I am grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful mother and will cherish all of the years I had with her. Rest In Peace you sweet, glamorous angel. I will always love you.”
In her family, Gillian has one younger sister named Gabriell Messina. She is currently 29 years old has completed her BS in Healthcare and is currently pursuing her MBA. Find Gabby on IG.
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Gillian Messina Job
Starting with education, Gillian Messina attended Ward Melville High School and Five Towns College. She has been working as a Sales Specialist at Flow Acura of Wilmington starting from December 2020. Additionally, she is working as a beauty consultant at Clinique.
Gillian also owns Gillian’s Makeup Artistry. According to her website, she fell completely head over heels with the world of cosmetics by the time she was a teenager. At the age of eighteen, she worked for MAC Cosmetics where she was able to express bold and dramatic artistry.
Gillian spent many years working as a dance instructor for many schools and programs and would always volunteer to apply theatrical stage makeup for each show’s leading ladies. In 2014, she began working in the wedding industry where she discovered a new passion for natural bridal looks.
Furthermore, Gillian is the owner of Gillian’s Makeup Artistry since 2015. She also worked at Phountain as a store manager from 2013 to 2017.
Gillian Messina Height
Per her pictures, Gillian Messina’s height measures under 5 feet 7 inches.
When Is Gillian Messina Birthday?
Gillian Messina celebrates her birthday on 4 February.
Where Is Gillian Messina From?
Gillian Messina hailed from East Setauket, New York. However, Wilmington, North Carolina is the current place of her residence. Messina, a resident of Wilmington, was born and raised in Long Island, New York, but she came to Port City in 2017, not long after she wed David.