Geneviève de Fontenay is 90 years old: the death of her eldest son Ludovic, the drama of her life

Geneviève de Fontenay is 90 years old: the death of her eldest son Ludovic, the drama of her life

Geneviève de Fontenay, who celebrates her 90th birthday on Tuesday August 30, had to face the worst pain a parent could feel on March 30, 1984, when her eldest son Ludovic ended his life. A real tear for the lady in the hat.

For 26 years, Geneviève de Fontenay was the face of Miss Franceshe who had taken the reins of the committee after the disappearance of her companion Louis Poirot. “With Louis, we lived like acrobats. We went away one or two weekends a month. It was the opposite of boredom and routine. […] Louis left too soon. It was 1981 and I still feel very connected to him.“, she confided in the columns ofParis here. Renowned for her intransigence and her outspokenness, which earned her some tension with certain former Misses, starting with Nathalie Marquay, Geneviève de Fontenay had finally bowed out within the Committee, in 2010.

Very close to Agathe and Adèle, the daughters of her son Xavier, Geneviève de Fontenay experienced an unspeakable tragedy on March 30, 1984, when she lost her eldest son, Ludovic, born of her relationship with Louis Poirot.

On the death of Ludovic

Two years before the disappearance of Ludovic, Geneviève de Fontenay was facing the death of her companion Louis. A drama that greatly affected Ludovic, who finally ended his life at the age of 29. “People who knew Ludovic paint the portrait of a gentle, deep, endearing young man.. Tall and dark, he physically takes after his mother, has inherited her elegance. With his meter eighty, his English cap and his black cape, he has a romantic look. From the end of adolescence, the first signs of depression appeared. His education was disrupted and, if he gives up taking his baccalaureate, he continues to feed his intellectual passions.“, could we read in the book of Amel Brahmi The secret life of Genevievereleased in 2011.

In the same book, the author had made a point of evoking the way in which the lady with the hat was raised, after the death of Ludovic. “A mother never recovers from the loss of her child. In pain, Geneviève hardens. Social events exasperate him even if they remain his only entertainment. As after the death of Louis, it is thanks to the sequins of the Miss universe that she manages to keep her head above water“. Without ever forgetting the drama.

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