In a relationship with Valérie Perrin since 2006, Claude Lelouch has known several women in his life. The director is the father of seven children born to five different mothers and joked with his romantic past at France Inter on Tuesday 10 May.
Claude Lelouch’s life has been full. And his love life, even more. If today he spins the perfect love with the writer Valérie Perrin, the director has known several women in his life. An incarnated seducer, he married three times. First with Christine Cochet in 1967. From this union his eldest, Simon, was born in 1969. The other was with Marie-Sophie, with whom he had three children: Shaya, Sabaya and Sachka. The last was in 1995 with Alessandra Martines, Stella’s mother. Meanwhile, Claude Lelouch had two other children without marrying their mothers: Sarah with Gunilla Friden and Salomé with Evelyne Bouix. Never stingy with jokes on this subject, the director joked once again about his love life broadcast on France Inter on Tuesday 10 May. “No regrets, it allowed me to get ideas for scenarios”he joked.
Since 2006, it is in the arms of Valérie Perrin that the director has found his stability. “I was 39, he was 69, remembered the novelist in the columns of the Paris Match. I had no idea where this story would go. I said to myself, ‘It will last what it will last, but at least I will live a magnificent gift.’ “ Thanks to his partner, Claude Lelouch has reconnected with his children. “Some people no longer talked when he lived with Marie Sophie, his former companion”, the novelist told our colleagues. And to continue: “When I stepped into his life, they welcomed me with kindness. I made sure they talked to each other, that they found each other.”. Years later, Valérie Perrin “the one who takes care of [leur] extended family “ : “And when a problem arises, the children turn to Claude, who plays his role as firefighter.”.
Claude Lelouch: “I found the woman of my life”
With Valérie Perrin, Claude Lelouch has changed. “The hardest part is finding your widow (…) I have long practiced jogging in love. Finding the one who runs to the end with you is a different story. Yes, I found the woman of my life “, he entrusted very sincerely to the columns in S, Sophie Davant’s magazine. Very ironic about his many previous relationships, the director added: “One thing is for sure, I do not want to neglect my love life anymore … The former women trained, I jogged a lot …” Father of seven children, Claude Lelouch is also grandfather of eight children. “I’m a sweet grandfather. I’m their playground and I love it”, he described himself for the Paris Match. As an 84-year-old, the director has found the stability he dreamed of with this large mixed family.
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