in tears, Carole Gaessler talks about the death of her former companion in front of Fréderic Lopez

in tears, Carole Gaessler talks about the death of her former companion in front of Fréderic Lopez
in tears, Carole Gaessler talks about the death of her former companion in front of Fréderic Lopez

By Laura Terrazas

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Carole Gaessler in “A Sunday in the Country”.
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VIDEO – The journalist and presenter of “Roots and Wings” spoke about the drama that turned her life upside down in “A Sunday in the Country”.

“Television was very important to us, it was the outside world, where we create. And I wanted to go outside”, explains Carole Gaessler to Frédéric Lopez. The journalist retraces her career in “A Sunday in the Country”.

She grew up in Eastern France, a few kilometers from the Luxembourg border. She felt her vocation as a journalist from middle school. “I wanted to tell stories”, she remembers. She continued her internships and made her debut on television.

At 25, she fell in love with Laurent Lépinasse, editor-in-chief at RTL TV. In 1993, he died in a car accident, killed instantly, hit by a heavy goods vehicle. “Your life becomes very fragile and everything stops”explains Carole Gaessler. “That phone call that tells you that something is stopping”she adds.

Difficult grief

She experiences her mourning alongside Laurent’s parents, more than with her own parents. “Exceptional people who considered me their daughter,” she says with tears in her eyes. “I cry more because at some point I discovered that I couldn’t continue seeing them, it was too much”explains the journalist before adding: “Sometimes I think about it because I tell myself that I was super ungrateful, but I could no longer find the right distance”.

When he had his accident, Laurent Lépinasse “had an appointment with Jean-Pierre Elkabbach with the aim of joining the political service”remembers Carole Gaessler. “When he died, it gave meaning to my purpose”believes the journalist today. “Whatever he couldn’t do, I’m going to do. I who doubted it would give me a kind of strength”she continues. “It’s the job that saved me”concludes Carole Gaessler.

SEE ALSO – “Let’s stand behind them!” : Carole Gaessler’s appeal in the face of French pessimism about the Olympics

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