A complicated separation. Thursday November 23, 2023, David Hallyday published his autobiography entitled Best Album, published by Le Cherche Midi. In this work, the 57-year-old artist talks about his existence as the son of two celebrities. On the one hand Johnny Hallyday, on the other hand Sylvie Vartan. He also takes the opportunity to look back on his childhood and cites the women who marked his life. Among them: Estelle Lefébure.
If the two lovebirds made the decision to unite by the sacred bonds of marriage on September 15, 1989, their story unfortunately ended in February 2001. A hard blow for the interpreter of You didn’t give me time who wanted to address their breakup in the pages of his book. “Everything always starts with a sentence, dropped one evening in the dim light of the kitchen: ‘What if we took a break?’ he writes before analyzing the situation: “In politics, they call it a ‘moratorium’, in business ‘a cooling-off period’: we always know how it ends.”
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“Divorce my own children”
Devastated by this separation, David Hallyday experienced this divorce as a triple sentence. Notably because of his daughters, Ilona and Emma Smet. “Beyond our separation from Estelle, I had the feeling of divorcing my own children,” he confides. And to add: “It was terrible. My daughters mean everything to me, and the idea that another man could one day share their life tormented my heart and completely knocked me down.”
Exit his story with Estelle Lefébure, David Hallyday looks back on his meeting with his wife, Alexandra Pastor. “When our eyes met, time began to shake.”he revealed. “I had the certainty, in the middle of these stairs, that this divine stranger would become my wife and the mother of my children.” “I loved that she had her feet on the ground. She had been instilled with values to which she remained very attached; That reassured me.”Touching confidences.