Valérie Bonneton and François Cluzet: Their eldest son, “a geek” who overcame a terrible illness

Her character of Fabienne Lepic in Do not do this, do not do that opened the doors of success to her, she who started as an actress as soon as she became an adult, without initially obtaining the spotlight to match her talent. Valérie Bonneton is now essential on the small screen as on the big one where she was particularly appreciated as an accomplice of Dany Boon in Eyjafjallajökull and The Ch’tite Family. Today, the 52-year-old artist shines in a new universe, literature. She publishes the book mom to me, an autobiography she directs through the voice of her dog, Gaston. A result that promises to be irresistible and touching, like the actress. For Le Figaroshe engaged in the exercise of the portrait, trusting with modesty and sincerity on her, but also her family.

Installed between Paris and Trouville with her childhood sweetheart whom she found a few years ago, Valérie Bonneton savors the serenity of a job in which everything smiles on her. But that’s nothing compared to another joy, that of seeing your child overcome a terrible illness. Mother of two children – Joseph and Marguerite – with her former companion François Cluzet, she faced the leukemia of her eldest. She watched over him day and night, we read in the daily newspaper. A period of which we dare not imagine the difficulty and his words in 2013 for TV 7 Days take on even heavier meaning knowing what her boy was up against: “My children come first. I would skip a date with a great director if it was at the same time as a meeting at school.”

Modest, Valérie Bonneton has never mentioned her son’s leukemia, but she has helped an association. In 2011, she had declared to Current wife : “On a personal level, for the first time I will be sponsoring an association, Leucémie espoir. It is very close to my heart.“Now, her son is a young man of 21 who has left the family nest and whose stay in the hospital is now a thing of the past. The famous Véronique des Small Handkerchiefs describes his eldest as a “real geek“registered at Xavier Niel’s School 42. A career that fills his famous mother with pride.

mom to meby Valérie Bonneton (J.-C. Lattès editions)

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