"She believes that I am a good cook, she is admiring while everything comes from Picard," joked Isabelle Mergault about her daughter Maya in "C à vous" Thursday night. Alongside her table neighbor, Josiane Balasko, also Rudy's adoptive mother, the actress took the opportunity to confide more about this maternity fallen from the sky.
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"I met her mother one day and then I fell in love with the little girl who was not even a year old. I started keeping it," she began. Maya's biological mother "very busy" and with whom she became friends, multiplied the round trips between Niger and France. A rhythm of life that pushed Isabelle Mergault to keep the child longer until proposing his adoption.
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"I told her: 'Listen, if you want I keep her at home but we have to do things according to the rules,'" detailed the actress before confirming that it was a simple adoption and not plenary. Her daughter, now eleven, "can still see her biological mom and dad." "She is not cut off, she is not deprived of her rights. I wanted her to have a good education," she said on the set of the France 5 talk show.
Isabelle Mergault and her daughter "who bears her name" have a very strong mother-daughter bond. "It changed my life because she believes I'm omnipotent, I'm strong, so I'm strong and omnipotent because she thinks I am," she said with a smile. The opportunity for the 65-year-old actress to reveal some anecdotes about her role as a mother. "When we go to school, all the moms are pompous while me, I put on UGG, I put a big coat over my pajamas and then I go back to bed," she concluded with her own naturalness.