Like her colleague Léa Salamé, the journalist Christine Kelly lived through intense months due to the presidential election and, inevitably, this plays on private life. But the flagship figure of the decried CNews channel, which hosts the no less divisive program Facing the news, still makes sure to be present for her daughter. Asked by Galashe talked about her life as a mom.
At 52, Christine Kelly is the proud mother of a little Léa, 6 years old and, by her own admission, she is a mother “strict and… cool mom!“She explains:”Strict, because you still have to set limits. For me, there are 3 important points for a child to succeed in life: control of emotions, ability to adapt and determination. With these three pillars, we move forward. You also have to know how to say no. If I refuse him a McDo, I explain why. I try to be an on-the-go mom.“It will be understood, the journalist is not the type to suffer the whims of a child king. The one who must show character on the air, especially when Eric Zemmour was one of the columnists, does not allow himself to be overwhelmed and therefore knows how to punch his fist when necessary.
With her daughter, Christine Kelly has one goal: to transmit to her the values of work. The journalist and host, threatened with death and under protection, is sometimes a little harsh with Léa but she always explains why. “This morning, I unfortunately made him cry for 15 minutes. I waited for her to wake up. She had left her dictation book at school, because she didn’t want to do it at home. There I said, ‘Why are you going to school? If you don’t want to learn we stop school right away.’ I left her 15 minutes to think. Because she knows that children cannot go to school, she knows some in my association. So I also bring him this reflection“, says the one who founded emergency k.
For Christine Kelly, there is no question of raising her daughter with the certainty that you can make easy money by playing influencer on Instagram, for example. But the journalist can be reassured, Léa already seems very interested in her job. “She already wants to be a journalist! She comes regularly to attend the show when she is on vacation. The main thing is that she has an open mind“, she swears.