“I took what I should have so I wouldn’t wake up”

Pierre Arditi almost died of love: “I took what should have kept me awake” (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The emblematic actor, Pierre Arditi is on the poster of the TV show “Trouble Memory”, this Tuesday, September 20, 2022 on France 3. The actor, however, hardly has a career that we know today. At the age of 32, he tried to end his life after a heartbreak.

From “We know the song” to “Sauveur Giordano”, in the cinema, television or even in the theater, Pierre Arditi has a chain of roles since the beginning of his career in 1960. Now 77 years old , the actor can claim to have contained hundreds of characters with brio, and for more than 35 years, he shared the life of Evelyne Bouix, famous actress whom he passed the ring on his finger in 2010, after 25 years of residence. . Before him, however, he had a true love with the actress Florence Giorgetti, who died in 2019. With her, he had a son, Frédéric. And in their relationship, he almost died of love.

Video. Pierre Arditi makes incredible secrets about his wife Evelyne Bouix in En Aparté

A breakup and suicide attempt

In 2017, during his appearance on Marc-Olivier Fogiel’s “Le Divan” program, Pierre Arditi made dark secrets about his romantic past, and especially about a separation experienced at the age of 32, in 1976. At that time, he was married for eight years to the actress Florence Giorgetti, but the main interested party refused to discuss the identity of the woman who broke his heart. “One night, this young woman whom I love very much explained to me that it was over. And I couldn’t take it anymore. Realized it,” he said with emotion.

Grief then led him to think the worst, and the actor decided to return home to end his life. “At some point, I couldn’t take it anymore. I said to myself: finally, I’m enough. I’m tired. I returned to the place where we lived at the time, and I took, in principle. , what would have been that keeps me awake.” A cocktail of alcohol and drugs plunged him into a coma, and his critical prognosis was made. Fortunately, help was able to intervene in time, contacted by the woman who left him. Life saved, the latter continued his love with the actress for some time, but his divorce from Florence Giorgetti was announced in 1979, three years after his suicide attempt.

With Evelyne Bouix, he found love again

A few years ago, it was finally in the arms of Evelyne Bouix that Pierre Arditi found a taste of life and love. In 1986, they started dating without leaving each other, and in 2010, after 25 years of love, they decided to get married. “We needed a time to live together. Each of us had our apartment. We tamed each other like that. Then we ended up living together. We took our time”, he confessed to the Gala in 2021. “Marriage seems to be a binding tie to me, something that makes life more difficult, with obligations. I think that is one part why it took us so long to decide, especially because, In a way, Evelyne had other fears but they joined mine a little.”

After 36 years of love, the actor still vividly remembers their first meeting, and his instant love at first sight when he met her for the filming of the movie “A profession of Lord”: “Edouard Molinaro (the director, editor’s note) Lives in a private mansion in Neuilly. You have to go up the stairs and at the top, you can see the living room. When I went up, I saw a face that appeared and especially the eyes. His. I said to myself: ‘Okay, I’m in a mess’, as they say vulgarly. I’m in a mess, but a strange shit that doesn’t leave me for 36 years”, he said in the program “En aparté”. Three decades of love on a healthy foundation, as he explained to the Gala: “We have a rule of life with Evelyne that consists of respecting what others want. It’s like that inside of thirty-five years, and it is remarkable enough. to say so.”

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