The successful fashion designer who dated the U.S. funnyman from 1993 to 1997, was holidaying in Montauk, New York, when thieves reportedly broke into her Manhattan home.

According to editors at the New York Post, police sources say that the 41-year-old fashion mogul, who founded her Shoshanna label in 1998, returned from her vacation on Tuesday (19Jul16) to find that a safe in her home had been broken into and items of jewellery were missing.

The publication reports that Shoshanna, who divorced finance heir Joshua Gruss in 2014 after 11 years of marriage, told police she had left for a family holiday on 25 June (16).

Shoshanna shared pictures of her time away in Montauk on her Instagram page, showing her playing with her three young children.

She first hit the headlines in 1993 due to her relationship with Jerry, after their romance caused controversy when the 39 year old and Shoshanna began dating when she was 17 and still in high school.

Speaking of her relationship with the comedian in 1999 and the ensuing media controversy, she told America's Observer magazine, "That's a part of my life that's so over. I really don't think about it. It was a relationship, that's all... I never felt like I did anything wrong, so it never bothered me."