Why the children of François Hollande and Julie Gayet were not at their wedding

The Holland family had not made the trip. No trace either of Julie’s two sons.

Our journalist Pierrick Geais tells you in Paris number 3815 behind the scenes of the surprise wedding between François Hollande and Julie Gayet on June 4, 2022 in Tulle. And reveals in particular why the Holland and Gayet children were not present. Only about ten people, including security guards and town hall employees, attended the exchange of consents. The family of the former socialist leader had not made the trip. “I was not present, neither my wife, nor any of my brothers and sisters, confirms Thomas Holland, the eldest of the siblings. The ceremony was held in a very small committee. No trace either of Tadeo and Ezechiel, the two sons that Julie Gayet had with Santiago Amigorena, Argentine filmmaker, naturalized French, from whom she divorced in 2006. The guests could be counted on the fingers of one hand: four witnesses, two per spouse, no more, no less.

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Benjamin Biolay among the two witnesses chosen by Julie Gayet

François Hollande has designated his most faithful friends, Jean-Pierre Jouyet and Jean-Louis Audren. The first is his only confidant as much as his political double, met in the regiment then found on the benches of Ena, before he accompanied him to the Elysee Palace as secretary general, from 2014 to 2017. Jean- Louis Audren, he is a high school friend with whom Hollande has done the four hundred blows, including an unforgettable road trip to the United States, between odd jobs and seedy motels. If, after the bac, one joined the faculty of medicine to become a surgeon, and the other Sciences po, they never separated. On the side of Julie Gayet, two essential traveling companions were also chosen: a certain Catherine, a childhood friend, and the singer Benjamin Biolay, whom she met on the set of “Clara et moi”, d ‘Arnaud Viard, in 2004, and has not left since. Many artistic projects have forged their complicity, like the next film by Sébastien Bailly, “Like an actress”, soon to be shown, in which they give the reply. Faithful among the faithful, Bernard Combes, who succeeded François Hollande as mayor of Tulle in 2008, officiated at this civil wedding.

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Find our story and exclusive photos in issue 3815 of Paris Match, on sale from Thursday.