In a recent interview with the Journal du Dimanche (JDD), Samuel Benchetrit, the husband of Vanessa Paradis, opened a window on his inner life and his deep feelings.
As the magazine Intimité Dimanche reminds us, he revealed a habit he adopted since the tragic loss of Marie Trintignant, the mother of his son Jules. This poignant confession reveals an unknown facet of the man who now shares his life with the talented singer and actress Vanessa Paradis.
The life of the husband of Vanessa Paradis took a heartbreaking turn when he had to face the death of Marie Trintignant, victim of domestic violence inflicted by her companion Bertrand Cantat.
Their son Jules was only 5 years old at the time, and Samuel Benchetrit found himself having to take on the role of single father, a role that deeply marked his life and his routine.
He told the JDD that this experience pushed him to develop a particular daily habit: getting up at dawn to work before accompanying his son to school.
This morning routine has endured over time, even after Samuel Benchetrit found love with Vanessa Paradis and they formed a blended family. “I get up around 4 or 5 o’clock and I work for three or four hours straight. It is a time when we are still close to dreams. There is a certain melancholy,” he said.
This “touching confidence” reveals a part of vulnerability in the artist, highlighting the complex emotions he continues to feel through this daily routine.