“I was an object”, Corine Marienneau (ex-Telephone) about the toxic relationship with Louis Bertignac, which made her a junkie

Singer and bassist, Corine Marienneau was part of the group “Téléphone” at the time. The beautiful brunette especially won the heart of Louis Bertignac during this period. A look back at the two musicians’ symbolic love story.

If “Téléphone” was one of the most famous rock bands of the 80’s in France, its ending was not entirely happy. In fact, while the three boy members founded another under the name “Les Insus,” Corine, she was not a part of it.

RELATIONSHIP WITH CORINE AND LOUIS BERTIGNAC UNDER “PHONE”

It is a group that has shaped an entire generation. Composed by Louis Bertignac, Jean-Louis Aubert, Richard Kolinka and Corine Marienneau, “Téléphone” was founded in 1976 and quickly achieved success. Together, these 4 musicians were able to sell more than 6 million albums by pooling their talent.

The members of the ” Téléphone ” group on the beach in Cannes in May 1980. | Photo: Getty Images

But if their songs were hummed by the whole of France at the time, the group was also separate from the others of the romantic relationship between two members. It’s obviously Louis Bertignac and Corine Marienneau.

For the record, the two stars were first friends before moving a gear up. However, the couple did not immediately fall in love when, according to Corine, even though she found the singer “adorable” from the moment she saw him, she never thought about pairing up with him.

The musical group Telephone poses in a bathtub from left to right Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine Marienneau and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

But fate would have it different. Over time, Louis and the bassist began to get closer and closer, even though they maintained a beautiful love story. In an interview, the musician claimed that at that time they were always “stuck”.

Insanely in love, Corinne had begun to become addicted to toxic substances under their conditions. the one who admitted to having fallen into “infatuation with Louis and a quiet heroin addiction” said:

“It’s the heart of our three-way story, Louis, the heroine and me.”

Photo by Corinne Marienneau from Telefongruppen; Corinne Marienneau. | Photo: Getty Images

At the time when he was at the height of his career, Louis Bertignac was also interesting to many girls, which did not please his former girlfriend at all. A situation which she herself had described as “humiliation”.

“I went for a brave, liberated, revolutionary woman, a kind of adventurer (…) In reality, I was an object. I was there for love ”,

she revealed about it.

Corine Marienneau and the group Télephone concert in Paris in 1987, France. | Photo: Getty Images

The singer, for his part, had confirmed that Corine, who was “an exclusive and possessive lover”, had slowed down “certain” girls who approached him.

SEPARATION AND DEPARTURE FROM THE GROUP

Despite the passionate love they shared, the relationship between Louis Bertignac and Corine Marienneau did not last. However, this separation did not prevent the singer from worrying about the bassist, who at the time had made several suicide attempts.

The music group Telephone poses in a bathtub with from left to right Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine Marienneau and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

As a result, Lola Bertignac’s father then asked the other members of the group to keep an eye on his former comrade. It was especially at this request from the singer that Corine had started to get close to another member.

In fact, the musician had become an accomplice with Jean-Louis Aubert, which was a “bizarre” situation for Louis, according to him.

Then, in 1986, the group had shocked more than one by announcing their separation, following tensions that arose in the members.

The music group Telephone poses in a bathtub with from left to right Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine Marienneau and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

Following this, Corine decided, together with Louis Bertignac, to form “The Visitors”. The latter was especially composed, in addition to the two former lovebirds, by Serge Ubrette, guitarist, by Hafid Saidi, the drummer, as well as the pianist, Loy Ehrlich.

Although this new group was successful, Corine decided to retire there in 1991 to concentrate a little more on her personal projects.

CORINES NEW LIFE

Since the release of the album “Another world” by her former group “Téléphone” in 1984, Corine Marienneau had already started working solo.

Portrait of bassist Corine Marienneau from the French rock band Telephone during a concert at Zénith on October 12, 1984 in Paris, France. | Photo: Getty Images

With the help of Louis Bertignac and Eric Serra, the beautiful brunette had actually written two songs for the soundtrack to the movie “Subway”. It is in fact “Gun and people” as well as “It’s only a mystery” which had been a huge success when it was released.

At the same time, Corine also discovered another passion that entered the universe of the seventh art. In fact, in 1985, the musician became an actress by starring alongside Gérard Lanvin in Patrick Dewolf’s “Me want you”. In 2011, she also appeared in a lot of fictions, including “Angel and Tony” and “Monsieur Papa”.

Portrait of Corine Marienneau, singer and bassist of the French rock band Telephone, wearing an Indian headdress with feathers in front of a fishing port, around 1980. | Photo: Getty Images

After leaving “The Visitors” in 1991, the singer also released her very first eponymous album in 2002. An acoustic opus, which contains twelve songs that she herself had written with the help of her former companion, Louis Bertignac.

In this album we can also find some covers like “La marseillaise visited”, titled “Berceuse” in opus, as well as “You do not have to cry” by Stephen Stills.

But Corine Marienneau does not forget where she comes from, since the beautiful brunette had participated in the creation of a double-DVD with “Telephone” in 2006, called “Telephone unlimited”. She also collaborated with Alex Gopher on remastering the group’s records.

The members of the Telephone Group pose in a bathtub with from left to right Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine Marienneau and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

The aim of this project was to collect all the albums from “Téléphone”, some shows and especially titles of the group that were not put in their opus.

For their part, the other former members of “Téléphone”, Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac and Richard Kolinka met in 2015 to form a group under the name “Les Insus”. They performed on stage until 2017 and did not invite Corine Marienneau.

Invited on the set of “We do not lie” on France 2, the primary concerned gave his opinion on this return of the group without her.

Members of the Telephone Group pose in a bathtub with from left to right Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corine Marienneau and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris, France. | Photo: Getty Images

When we organize a giant thing with zenith and arenas, and change the name to make sure I can not come (…), then they do not want me to come! That is all !”,

she said.

And in his defense, Louis Bertignac explained that if he and the other members did not call his ex-girlfriend to the formation of “Les Insus”, it was to avoid conflicts between her and Jean-Louis Aubert, who has always had a strained relationship .

Read also: Louis Bertignac, crushed, went to his ex Carla Bruni after the breakup with his girlfriend – Nicolas Sarkozy was waiting for him inside

For more news, subscribe to AmoMama on Google News.

Leave a Comment