married for 67 years, Philippe Bouvard talks about his infidelities towards his wife Colette

married for 67 years, Philippe Bouvard talks about his infidelities towards his wife Colette
married for 67 years, Philippe Bouvard talks about his infidelities towards his wife Colette

In an interview with the magazine Gala, Philippe Bouvard confided in his married life. Married for 67 years, the radio and television man notably spoke of his infidelities.

After more than 60 years of career in the press, radio and television, Philippe Bouvard left the tumult of Paris to settle in the south of France. Now 91 years old, the creator and former presenter of Big heads Happy days in Cannes with his wife Colette, whom he married in 1953. A peaceful couple life on which the journalist confided at length in an interview with the magazine Gala. “My wife went in sixty-seven years from the status of a newlywed to that of great-grandmother of my great-grandchildren. To the patience it took for her to put up with me, she adds a flawless memory and a great ability to prepare small dishes. She is the queen of the family hive of which I am only the old drone.

Philippe Bouvard admits to having been unfaithful

The couple, who will celebrate their granite wedding next October, however, went through many hardships. As he himself admits, Philippe Bouvard did “not been an exemplary husband, far from it“. “I was just a runner barely able to catch up with the ladies who weren’t walking too fast. But ultimately, you see, it was Colette who accompanied my life“, declares the one who has never lived a passion strong enough to convince him to leave everything. Together, the former host of Bouvard Theater and his wife had two daughters: Dominique and Nathalie, born in 1954 and 1964 respectively. If he admits having been “an absent father“, Philippe Bouvard has always”tried to convey principles to [sa] offspring“.

These values ​​he passed on to his two daughters

I am not a moralist but to my two daughters – who gave me four grandsons and two great grandsons – I spoke about what I knew: the value of work. I insisted on this especially when I found it devalued by Madame Aubry’s thirty-five hours“, says the nonagenarian, who recently paid his successor Laurent Ruquier.”And then, I got the message across that there is no better job than that of a journalist. For me, humanity is divided in two: journalists and others. Among my children, one has had a press card for a long time and the other has become an advertiser..”

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