This Monday, November 21, we can find the actress Nicole Garcia on the poster of The one you believe on France 3, like Juliette Binoche. In November 2021, the one who is also a director unveiled her latest film, lovers with Pierre Niney and Stacy Martin. A feature film that would surely have made the pride of Jean Rochefort, who shared his life. The illustrious actor, who died in 2017, was indeed his companion. But the couple never wanted to live under the same roof. Probably Jean Rochefort had learned some lessons from his sentimental past. Remember that the French actor shared 20 years of marriage with Elisabeth Marguerite Marie Camille Bardin – the mother of his two children Marie, born in 1962 and Julien, born in 1965 –, before meeting Nicole Garcia.
Together they became the parents of Pierre Rochefort, born in 1981. Nicole Garcia, considered a pillar of cinema, has always been extremely discreet about her private life. Mother of two boys, who became men, the director Frédéric Bélier-Garcia, born in 1965, and the singer Pierre Rochefort – who himself became a father at 19 – the filmmaker admitted not having seen her children grow up like her. would have liked, too taken by the shootings. She had mentioned her guilt in the columns of the Figaro. “It’s complicated to do this job while being a mother“, she admitted in particular.
They didn’t live together
But why had she separated from the father of her youngest son? It was Jean Rochefort, himself, who gave the answer to this rupture, in the pages of Paris Match. Years after their split, the late actor shared, “Our temper incompatibilities were obvious“If he never wanted to live under the same roof with Nicole Garcia, it’s because the latter did not want”no longer risk the daily erosion of tenderness“. Despite these precautions, the couple did not resist the vagaries of time and the break was finally inevitable, seven years later. Died at the age of 87, the actor had loved “four or five women” in his life, and did not consider himself a seducer.