Laeticia Hallyday was present, this Monday, November 28, on the set of Yann Barthès.
Five after his disappearance, Johnny Hallyday retains his image as a French emblem.
And his companion wanted to honor his memory both in a documentary broadcast on December 8 on M6 but also through an exhibition in Brussels and Paris.
"I continue to feed on him, and these events continue to bring him to life"
, underlines Laeticia Hallyday in "Daily".
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The exhibition appears as a journey through Johnny's life.
And it is the "excess" of man.
3000m2 of a retrospective thought in the form of a guitar where it is none other than Jean Reno who lends his voice to the audio guide.
“It's a project worthy of his life, his career, the person he was.
It's like a show that he would have prepared
, ”says the 47-year-old woman.
"You can't talk about Johnny without talking about loneliness"
His teenage bedroom, his office... All these rooms have been reconstructed from Paris Match archive images.
"It looks like we're going to see it happen."
In these spaces, the singer lived moments of loneliness as Laeticia Hallyday recalls.
"You can't talk about Johnny without talking about loneliness.
We better understand the man, the artist, his descents into hell, his need to destroy himself to find the light.
He was a being filled with paradox.”
And when the presenter asks her how life was with a man like him, she does not hesitate to bring her truth, always with a smile on her face.
“I helped him a lot, trying not to judge the harm he was doing to himself and the harm he was doing to others”
But his wife still wants to re-establish a fact that is very important to her.
“I was as tortured as him, she
confides to Yann Barthès before adding,
he saved me, we both saved ourselves.
We didn't want to live, it was a form of silent suicide, that's why we understood each other.
With such an age difference, our meeting was unlikely
The couple has also adopted two children, Jade and Joy.
According to Laeticia, fatherhood taught him forgiveness.
"He always suffered from the abandonment of his parents, it fixed him, he made peace with certain demons."
And yet, in this exhibition, the place is neither for his daughters nor for his wife.
“We mostly talk about music.
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