On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the death of Johnny Hallyday, his widow, Laeticia Hallyday, answered questions from the Parisian, December 6, 2022. She spoke of her life as a couple with Jalil Lespert.
On December 5, 2017, Johnny Hallyday breathed his last after battling cancer for many months. He left behind his four children, including Jade and Joy, whom he had with Laeticia Hallyday. The latter, his widow, mourned his death for many months. Five years later, she finally seems to be at peace. In any case, this is what she confided in the columns of the ParisianDecember 6, 2022.”For two years, having resumed my work, my fights, the projects around Johnny – the exhibition, which starts in Brussels in December, the documentary (broadcast on December 8 on M 6) – has done me a lot of good“, she confided at first before evoking the presence at her side of the new man who makes her heart beat.
“And I have a companion – Jalil Lespert – who calms me down a lot. He has a lot of courage, because he accepts my mourning and sometimes being in a threesome. It’s not easy for him, but he does it with a lot of love, intelligence, with an extremely touching view of my children and me. It’s up to me to question myself and move on. The most difficult part of this mourning is that I didn’t divorce Johnny, life took him away from me. I still wear my wedding ring, I will never be able to remarry. But today, I can stop feeling guilty about being in love and happy.” Heartbreaking secrets about the couple she forms with Jalil Lespert.
For Laeticia Hallyday, Johnny Hallyday is “immortal”
For the five years of the death of the idol of young people, she went to Saint-Barthélémy to pay homage to him and to pray at his grave. The mother of the family only keeps painful memories of her funeral. “I wanted to die, it hurt to die. I wanted to go with him. If I hadn’t had my daughters to hang on to… Johnny, that’s 23 years of my life, and not a long calm river… But I made him the promise to continue to make it live and I do it with his orphan fans. Very few artists have garnered so much love after leaving. He is immortal. We will no longer be there that he will always be there, him.”
For the five years of his disappearance, Laeticia Hallyday wanted to do things big by getting involved in a documentary (she provided exclusive images of the singer and their family life) and by organizing an exhibition in his honor, only , she still has great projects to come. “I would like for the ten years of his departure that there is a musical. This is my next fight, from January. There are still unreleased songs, including recent ones, but that will be for another time. Do not go too fast, do too many things“, she announced. A project that should please the many fans of the taulier.