Tuesday July 26, 2022, Nathalie Baye gave an interview to the Journal du Dimanche. Johnny Hallyday’s ex-wife took advantage of the opportunity to evoke with emotion the end of the life of the singer, who suffered from lung cancer.
They loved each other for four years … Between 1982 and 1986, Johnny Hallyday and Nathalie Baye had a relationship. Although the relationship between the two artists did not last, they kept a deep affection for each other for many years. Tuesday July 26, 2022, in the columns of Sunday newspaper, the actress agreed to give her first impression of the father of their daughter, Laura Smet. “A tall man with a pair of cowboy boots. Tanned skin, blonde hair. Behind him, three identical men, but smaller. They look like the Dalton brothers. I thought: what is this thing?“, he remembered.
Shortly after Johnny Hallyday found out he had lung cancer, Nathalie Baye accompanied their daughter to Los Angeles, so she could spend time with her father. With emotion, the actress revealed: “In the past years, he was very unhappy with his life. He was alone, all day, in his office, with the television on. I’ve never seen him look so bad. He is like the living dead. I feel sad that Laura saw her father in this state.“In 2018 in a press release sent to Figaro, Nathalie Baye regrets not spending more time with her ex-husband at the end of his life. “We love each other. Our togetherness and love will be there until the end. Johnny loved his children, the elderly David and Laura as well as Jade and Joy. Unfortunately, the elderly are the pets of Laeticia Hallyday“, he lamented.
Laeticia Hallyday’s trust in the end of Johnny’s life
In a long interview with Pointthe singer’s widow confessed: “Physically he is weak. His body just hurts. But he never let go. From the beginning of September, the fight became very difficult. His body began to fail him and the chemotherapy stopped working. The disease develops very quickly.“Two months before his death, Johnny Hallyday had to undergo a painful operation. With emotion, Laeticia Hallyday remembers:”At some point, they will ask to speak to me. I left my man and they took me to a room. There, they told me: ‘Laeticia, the war is over.’ They said: ‘We have no more weapons, his body cannot support anything.’ They repeated: ‘The war is over.’ My world came crashing down. I can’t believe it. They told me again: ‘You have to accept that he is leaving.’“