Death of Jean-Louis Trintignant: the actor categorically refused to help his children!

It is a monument of French cinema which flew to the stars on June 17, 2022. Aged 91 at the time of the tragedy, dead “peacefully, old age“, Jean-Louis Trintignant left behind his wife, Marianne Hoepfner, whom he married in 2000, but also many relatives. Among the people most affected by this disappearance, the actor’s former companion, Nadine Trintignant, who had crossed her path when she was just 22 years old.

He didn’t want Marie to pass the trials

They met through a mutual friend, also mad about the seventh art, Roger Vadim. Jean-Louis Trintignant and Nadine Trintignant were married in 1961 and had three children together: Marie, who died in 2003 under the blows of Bertrand Cantat, Pauline, who died in 1969 at the age of ten months and Vincent Trintignant, who today 49 years old today. “If he was a great father, he was less present for Marie when the cinema started to workshe explains to the magazine Paris Match. When Téchiné needed an actress of our daughter’s age for his film with Jean-Louis, he didn’t want her to pass the tests. ‘I will never help my children,’ he kept telling me. He had managed on his own, he didn’t know anyone when he arrived in Paris.”

He could hardly see, walked with difficulty

At the end of the 1970s, Nadine Trintignant left Jean-Louis. Their divorce was finalized in the early eighties. However, the two former have always maintained excellent relations. “We stopped being in love, these are things that happen, but we didn’t stop loving each othershe admits modestly. He could have been fickle, and so had I, not out of revenge, but to exist. He was a person of integrity. He could be cruel and infinitely gentle.“In 2022, getting along wonderfully with Marianne Hoepfner, Nadine Trintignant continued to visit her former companion regularly. “He could hardly see, walked with difficultyshe recalls. But Jean-Louis remained clear, he kept his intelligence and his depth until the end. He fought bravely…

Find the testimony of Nadine Trintignant in the magazine Paris Match.

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