Marcello Cipriano was born in Palermo, Italy on September 3, 1630. He is the founder and leader of the Cipriano coven. He is the ex-husband of Caterina Cipriano, and together they had one daughter, Cerelia Cipriano, who married Renzo Ivanov. He is the husband of Rozalia Cipriano and the biological father of Mariella Cipriano. He is the adoptive father of Lilyana, Gavriel, and Theodore Cipriano, the biological grandfather of Jax Ivanov and the grandfather-in-law of Kasandra Cipriano, the adoptive grandfather of Aleksander, Alessandra, and Violetta Cipriano, and the biological great-grandfather of Marco Ivanov.