Her love for Bernard Giraudeau made her blind. In New York in the 1970s, Anny Duperey falls in love with the light-eyed actor as they perform in the play The Trojan War will not take place. Their beginning of history has all of a fairy tale. The lovers exchange their first kiss at the top of a skyscraper on the terrace of a hotel offering a panoramic view of Central Park. “It was halfway between a romantic encounter and a complicity of actors” she told Gala in 2015.
What he did with another was none of my business
Madly in love with her companion, Anny Duperey has always wanted to preserve her relationship with the director … and this, whatever the cost. Renowned ladies’ man, Bernard Giraudeau could always count on Anny Duperey, who made it a point of honor to be a true guardian angel for her man, regardless of his adventures. “I didn’t want to see, and if I knew, I turned away, telling myself that what he was doing with another was none of my business“revealed the actress ofA wonderful family. The couple became parents of two children: Sara, in 1985, and Gaël Giraudeau, in 1982.
Without even wanting it, Anny Duperey nevertheless begins to break away from the actor. In question ? His character and his sometimes shady personality. “We had everything to be happy: beautiful children, work, money, and he found that happiness was boring. He was mad at everything. He was very negative all the time (…) One day, I said to myself: ‘I will not succeed’, and I left him”. I may even have broken up too late“, she told Paris Match. They separated in 1991.
A few years later, in the 2000s, doctors diagnosed Bernard Giraudeau with kidney cancer. Very present for the first love of his life, Anny Duperey accompanies him in his fight against the disease and supports him when he is diagnosed with a lung metastasis five years later. “We clarified everything and found ourselves absolutely at peace with each other. Illness had given him an admirable career. From this being so dark had emerged an incredible clarity and peace“, she confided. Despite the treatments, the director who was the president of the 23rd Night of the Molières (2009) died in 2010.