As he prepares to release a book on the hardships he has just gone through, Patrick Sébastien granted Gala an interview in our issue of September 22, 2022. The former presenter of France 2 talks about the school difficulties of his 15-year-old daughter Lily.
Patrick Sébastien lives again. The animator-producer publishes a book entitled Live and be reborn every day (XO editions) which will be in bookstores on September 29th. A very personal book in which he recounts his cancer, his eviction from France Télévisions, the separation from his lifelong companion Nana… Patrick Sébastien confided in Gala in its edition of September 22, 2022, and develops its relationship with death, with its children, particularly evoking his youngest, Lily. The young teenager, aged 15, lives alternately with her father and her mother Nana but does not go to school. “She developed a phobia of school” tells the presenter Gala.
Lily suffered remarks at school when she was little, due to her skin color but also to her father’s profession. A difficult integration which must not have helped the young girl to progress properly in the school world : “She doesn’t like to study, she’s not the only one. What matters to me is her character, who she is” delivers to the newspaper the former host of Saturday evenings of France 2. Patrick Sébastien is proud of all his children, but he is aware that at 68 years old, he may not see his youngest daughter grow up for long.Confident in his future, he does not think that his school phobia will pose a problem for him in his career: “She’ll do something anyway.”
A special couple with Nana
If Lily’s parents are now separated, Patrick Sébastien retains a deep affection for the mother of his daughter. “For years, we had different lives. She wanted to have more freedom. It doesn’t change much, except that we don’t live together anymore”thus confided Patrick Sébastien to Gala, on newsstands this Thursday, September 22. Visibly fulfilled, it is with an open heart that Patrick Sébastien also returned to his relationship with the couple. “I never considered that my wife belonged to me, she was always able to do what she wanted. I am a real feminist. And Lily’s father to open up about adultery: “I was unfaithful, but I told her from the start. Like all the women I’ve lived with. None were forced to accept, so there is no betrayal, things were clear from the start.” Nana and Patrick Sébastien are coping very well with their separation and are doing their best for the development of their daughter.
Our Patrick Sébastien’s interview can be read in full in the new issue of GALA, on newsstands this Thursday, September 22 or available by clicking here. You can also receive GALA at your home every Thursday by taking advantage of a No-Obligation subscription offer!
Photo credits: CEDRIC PERRIN / BESTIMAGE