As a 64-year-old, Renaud asked his ex-wife Dominique to marry him again

Despite no longer being together, Renaud and his ex-wife Dominique have remained close. In 2016, the singer said he asked for the hand of his daughter Lolita’s mother a second time.

Their bond was stronger than anything else. For if the end of their idyll was chaotic, Renaud and Dominique would not stop supporting each other.

RENAUD FALLS IN LOVE WITH DOMINIQUE WHILE SHE WAS MARRIED TO GERARD LANVIN AND “ALWAYS LOVED HIM”

The love story between Renaud and Dominique Quilichini will have been beautiful. The two met in 1977 and loved each other for years. But it must be said that it was not all won in advance.

Sanger Renaud | Photo: Getty Images

The thing is, by the time they started dating, Dominique already had someone in her life. It was the actor Gérard Lanvin. Renaud then had to wait.

During a documentary dedicated to the songwriter, his twin brother David talked about it. In particular, he trusted:

“It was long. She was a little hesitant, she still loved Gerard, but their couple was a little broken. She took a while to decide.”

Singer Renaud. | Photo: Getty Images

Then finally Dominique decides to leave everything for love. Thus, in 1980, the couple became the happy parents of a little girl named Lolita. The latter were born eight days after their union.

DOMINIQUE ‘STAYED IN BED FOR A MONTH’ RECOGNIZING NOT LONG RENAUD, WHICH CHANGED AFTER COLUCHES ‘DEATH

Dominique and Renaud formed a cozy little family for fifteen years. And if they were happy together, the couple would not resist the singer’s depression. In fact, their relationship began to deteriorate after Coluche’s death. A drama that influenced Lolita’s father to the highest degree.

In his book entitled Renaud, paradise perdu, journalist Erwan L’Eléouet elaborates on the descent into hell for the interpreter of “Mistral Gagnant”.

“Future truck, the song inspired by Coluche’s death in 1986, gives its name to the album, which was released in April 1988 – the month in which another close friend of the singer, Pierre Desproges, disappeared (…) Destroyed by grief, Renaud refuses to participate in the promotion. Even worse, he declares war on the media, which in revenge hardly talks about the record “,

he said.

The French singer Renaud in Paris in November 1979, France. | Photo: Getty Images

Faced with permanent anxiety, the singer tries to seek refuge in alcohol. His wife no longer recognizes him, and their love gradually begins to fade.

“I was constantly somatizing (…) I lay there for months without being able to move, unable to set foot outside, too exhausted to get up or sit down at all”,

told that Renaud’s ex-wife remembered the difficulties she faced.

The French singer Renaud Sechan on stage at the Théâtre de la Ville, around 1975. | Photo: Getty Images

DESPITE HER LOVE FOR RENAUD, DOMINIQUE DECIDES TO DIVORCE FOR YOUR DAUGHTER LOLITA.

Despite all the love she had for her husband, Dominique had no choice but to leave him for her own and their child’s best. The two divorced in 1990. However, that did not stop them from staying close.

In fact, even though the end of their idyll was chaotic, Renaud and Dominique have kept close ties. In addition, the latter was by his side to support the singer in the disappearance of his mother to his little brother Thierry.

DESPITE THE DIVORCE, RENAUD AND DOMINIQUE HAVE ALWAYS REMAINED CLOSE TO: “SHE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WATCHES HIM”

20 years after his divorce from Dominique, in 2019, Renaud came to seek refuge with the latter. The fact is that the artist at that time was going through a very complicated phase after the disappearance of two of his relatives. According to the Gala, Dominique was the only one who had supported him for years.

Excerpt Renaud in the heart – Dominique. | Photo: Youtube / RenaudLePhénix

AFTER OVERCOMING HIS OLD DEMONS, RENAUD, SOFT, ASK DOMONIQUE TO MARRY HIM AGAIN

In 2016, Renaud trusted Télérama. The news was reassuring, for if he sought refuge in alcohol for a long time, the singer said at the time that he had succeeded in overcoming his demons.

“I saw an addiction doctor for alcohol and I stopped on my own, overnight (…) On March 21, it’s exactly six months since I had a fall. Even in a Mon Chéri. And I’m having a great time. “

he confided before adding:

“This time I do not want to transplant. There was Renaud the Fox, now there is Renaud Phoenix. The fox is behind me, I will never see him again”

Note that in 2016 Renaud told an anecdote that was surprising to say the least. In his autobiography titled Like a Lost Child, the singer said he asked for his ex-wife Dominique’s hand a second time.

“The other day, when Dominique again told me how happy she was to hear me sing again, to see me alive again, I abruptly interrupted her to ask her if she would not be my wife again.”

he explained.

“DID I NOT BECOME A LITTLE WIFE IN ALL THESE YEARS?”

Renaud’s courtship surprised Dominique. And though the singer spoke from his heart, his ex-wife did not take his request seriously. According to him, his answer was:

“Did not I become your wife all these years?”

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