“I had no time to waste”, Nathalie Marquay tells of her amazing first date with Jean-Pierre Pernaut

“I had no time to waste”, Nathalie Marquay tells of her amazing first date with Jean-Pierre Pernaut

Nathalie Marquay was the guest of the Grand Studio on RTL this Saturday, June 11. The opportunity for her to confide in her relationship with Jean-Pierre Pernaut.

Nathalie Marquay can’t get over it. On March 2, his heart, like that of the French, broke when the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut was announced. Carried away by lung cancer, the emblematic presenter of the JT of TF1, aged 71, was very popular. He left behind his wife but also his children, devastated. This Saturday, June 11, Nathalie Marquay was the guest of the Grand Studio on RTL. The opportunity for her to confide in her relationship with Jean-Pierre Pernaut and to discuss their first meeting in particular. An important moment for her and which took place in December 2001, during the Miss France show. “It was love at first sight“, she said before adding: “Besides, we didn’t follow anything from the show, sorry Sylvie“. Subsequently, the two met again, a few days later. “It’s very simple, qWhen he first invited me to a restaurant, it was at the Eiffel Tower. I knew he was the man of my life so I do not go through four paths“, she recalled before continuing:I must not waste timeI want to have children”. A memorable evening.

Between Nathalie Marquay and Jean-Pierre Pernaut, love at first sight was immediate. Determined not to waste time, the former Miss France did not hesitate to be transparent with her future husband. “If I could talk to her like that, it’s because i felt there was a spark between the two, and i really had no time to waste“, she first explained. Aged 35 at the time of the events, both were determined not to waste time and start their family. “He either, since he was already 51”, she said before adding: “If he didn’t want to, we had to stop. Me, I wasn’t there to cheerleader. I was there to be next to him and be his wife.” A franchise that quickly seduced the TF1 presenter since Nathalie Marquay became pregnant with her first child before giving birth to him in December 2002. After Lou, it was Tom, a year later, who joined the family. The young parents, however, waited a few years, in June 2007 to get married and never leave each other again. The two were inseparable until the journalist’s death.

Nathalie Marquay: does she pay tribute to her late husband?

If the months pass, Nathalie Marquay does not forget to pay tribute to Jean-Pierre Pernaut as soon as she can. On June 7, she shared a montage of four photos in which we can see him in his company, both very happy. Snapshots taken during events that remind him of good memories. “we miss you so much“, she simply wrote in the caption. Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay were inseparable and very accomplices. They very often appear together, whether on social networks or in public.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
The two have formed an iconic television couple.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
The journalist died last March.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
He had lung cancer.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
Nathalie Marquay pays tribute to him on any occasion.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
She recently opened up about their first meeting.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
A memorable moment for both of them.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay fell in love.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
They got married in 2007.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
They have never separated since.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay had two children.

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Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Nathalie Marquay
They were very popular.

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