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Dominique Tapie: life without him


PORTRAIT – By following in the footsteps of Bernard Tapie, she chose adventure. With ups and downs. Now ruined, she recounts her life with the businessman.

If I hadn't broken off my engagement, I would have had a rather banal life”

… Dominique Tapie smiled.

She could have started her book in the manner of Aragon, “the first time I saw Bernard, I found him downright ugly.

He displeased me, finally


Between these two, it was far from being love at first sight.

When she meets, in 1969, the one who will become her husband, she is not frankly conquered.

She was then 19 and a half years old, engaged to a boy from a good family, still lived with her maternal grandmother and worked to pay for dance lessons.

So, when she sees

"this guy with an invasive presence" tumbling, "this wag"

with shoulder-length hair who is on familiar terms with everyone, smokes gypsies and drives a yellow Ferrari, she hardly looks up.

Even if he's his boss.

The idea that he could become the man of his life does not even cross his mind.

"It wasn't even an option.

I never thought I could end up with him.


she adds,

you couldn't...

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Source: lefigaro

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