If you believe the rumors that Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson are engaged, you've probably already created a Pinterest board full of inspiration for a Royal Wedding Part II and spent a bit of time Googling the phrase "Who is Nico Jackson." Consider the following four juicy tidbits an early holiday present then. Here's our Nico Jackson fact sheet:
1. He's older. He's 36 years old, to Pippa's 30.
2. He's been around for awhile. He and Pippa have been dating for 15 months, and have traveled together extensively, including multiple ski trips (they're united by a love of sports) and a jaunt with her family to Mustique sister Kate Middleton and brother-in-law Will included).
3. He does all right for himself. A stockbroker at Deutsche Bank in London, he's often referred to by the press as a "self-made millionaire" from a solidly middle-class background.Nico is half English, half Austrian and, according to Britain's Daily Mail his father, Martyn Jackson, left his first wife to marry Nico's mother, who was the family au pair. (Scandal!) The family owns a sporting goods store in Folkestone, in the southeast of England, where Nico was raised. His mother, we are told, finds Pippa charming. The Middletons have reportedly said the same of Nico.
4. And one slightly more subjective observation: He's a stone fox. Seriously. Model handsome in a weathered kind of way. His eyes are bluer than the Danube, his build like Adonis on a non-workout day (i.e. chiseled but not bulky or bloated). He knows how to tie a scarf. He looks amazing in a tux. The man was made for a velvet dinner jacket, like some kind of magical unicorn, or a young Rupert Everett (but straight). He's affectionate, easy with a canoodle, and, yes, he has been known to put hand on Pippa's famous backside. But she responds in kind. Wouldn't you?
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