"It’s a miracle we’re still alive …" : Frédéric Beigbeder talks about his love affair with Laura Smet

Friday January 7, 2022, Frédéric Beigbeder was invited on the set of Quotidien to discuss the release of his new novel, A dam against the Atlantic, published by Grasset. In this very personal work, the writer evokes his story marked by pain linked to certain ruptures. He also evokes with immense tenderness his relationship with Laura Smet. Frédéric Beigbeder and the daughter of Johnny Hallyday lived a beautiful story between 2004 and 2006. “It’s a miracle that we are still alive …”, he says. Questioned by Yann Barthès on this somewhat enigmatic subject, the former advertiser hardly made any more detailed comments but we clearly understand where he is coming from. “We frequented a place called “Le Baron“‘, he says. This discotheque, now renamed” Le Medellin “was one of the high places of the Parisian nightlife, with its collateral excess.

Frédéric Beigbeder and Laura Smet remained very good friends

Despite a story that ended in failure, the daughter of Johnny Hallyday and Frédéric Beigbeder managed to build a solid friendship. “She bought a house in Cap Ferret where I really like to go. We don’t spend our vacations together, but we hang out on the beach with our respective children “, confides the one who settled not far from there in Guéthary (Basque Country), with his wife Lara Micheli and their two children.

Another proof of this beautiful friendship: the writer was one of Laura Smet’s wedding guests with Raphaël Lancrey-Javal in 2019. “I found it very chic of her to invite us and that’s why I went with Lara. It is a proof of intelligence and friendship “, tells the author. “Laura’s eyes matched the ocean. She was so happy that she was radiating like an atomic power station. Everyone was smiling, there was love and joy in the air. It was one of the most beautiful marriages I’ve never been to, he had told in Point of view.

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