As a result, Patrizia was sentenced to 29 years in prison for arranging for the hitman who killed her husband. She tried to take her own life multiple times in prison, and she was eventually moved to a lower security section of the facility.
During her time in prison, she also suffered from debilitating headaches that she attributed to a brain tumor. While she fought to get her conviction overturned, the tumor ended up being benign and did not affect her personality in the least.
After her release from prison, Patrizia has kept a low-profile in Milan, but she can often be seen shopping in the city's upscale neighborhoods with her pet red macaw. She claims that her brain tumor is to blame for the changes in her behavior, and she has pleaded for her conviction to be overturned.
Patrizia has two daughters with her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci. During her trial, the daughters were on her side, but once her jail term ended they cut all ties with her. Patrizia is also no longer involved with Gucci, as the luxury fashion house has been sold to Kering.