Such tragic news! Loredana Nesci, the star of SundanceTV’s ‘Loredana, Esq.’ was found murdered in her home on July 22. Learn five important things to know about the late reality star.
We were incredibly upset when we heard about the death of Loredana Nesci, 47, the star of SundanceTV’s reality show Loredana, Esq. Loredana was found dead in her Redondo Beach, CA home on Wednesday, July 22. Police believe her death was the result of a homicide, and arrested her longtime partner, Robert Reagan, 51 as the suspect. We wanted to honor Loredana by telling everyone more about the woman known as The Legal Diva.
It’s hard not to focus on the horrible news when thinking about Loredana, but the successful reality star led such an incredible life. Here are five important facts about the Loredana, Esq. star:
1. She was a police officer before becoming a lawyer
The Legal Diva was actually an LAPD officer in the 1990s. Loredana joined the force in 1996, and was part of the response team in the famous 1997 North Hollywood shootout, in which armed bank robbers went after police, injuring 11 officers and seven civilians. Loredana heroically guarded the bank vault and saved hostages!
2. She was a former fitness competitor
Loredana liked to stay active. That’s actually an understatement — the totally buff and gorgeous woman was a fitness competitor! As part of her lasting exercise routine, she cycled, practiced yoga and sweated it out at the gym, according to her biography. No wonder she was such a tough police officer and attorney!
3. She established her own law firm very early into her career
While she was an accomplished officer, Loredana had another passion that to follow, leaving the force to enroll in law school at Quinnipiac University in 1998. After graduation, she snagged a coveted role at a law firm in CT; during her time there a newspaper dubbed her “The Legal Diva,” and the rest was history! She opened her own firm in 2004 back in CA, and only climbed from there.
4. Loredana helped her partner develop a liquor company
Though Robert mainly stayed home to care for their child, his new venture was heading Vlixir Beverage Co., a company that specialized in making and selling “organic, distilled spirits”. Think super-fruit juice vodka cocktails and more. Being a legal whiz, Loredana served as the company’s attorney.
5. Her show, Loredana, Esq., was a SundanceTV hit
Loredana wasn’t your normal attorney. She was sexy, cool and totally owned her show. Promotional images for the series showed her wearing sunglasses, with the quote “The legal system is a game I play to win” across her face. The series, which premiered in March 2014, had her dealing with many interesting clients, including a medical marijuana grower and a nudist couple who wanted to get married at their city hall.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked about Loredana’s death?
— Samantha Wilson