Jean-Jacques Debout obviously does not carry Laeticia Hallyday in his heart. The proof again in the confessions that this former close friend of Johnny made in his book “The Color of Ghosts”.
In this book, he goes back and forth on the rocker’s love past. The husband of Chantal Goya does not hesitate to scratch the last woman who shared the life of his friend. “Unfortunately, I stopped seeing Johnny Hallyday regularly from his marriage to Laeticia in 1996”he says in his book.
“I wondered what he found in this young woman, and sometimes I wondered how he managed to put up with her”, he also added. Despite the fact that he did not get along with Laeticia, he respected the fact that the Taulier needed it to obtain a balanced life. “He once told me that she was the only woman who really bothered to take care of him in her life. He no longer believed in artist marriages.”
Jean-Jacques Debout also said that in reality, Johnny Hallyday could not share the life of a known personality. “He told me this: ‘I loved Sylvie, I loved Nathalie, I tried everything, but there’s nothing to be done. I can’t live with an artist’. He needed a different temper. “I need a woman who takes care of me, my shirts, and who tells me what socks to wear”, he would have explained to her. Before then returning to the many tensions that could exist in the couple. “Johnny was a little hotheaded, so he yelled at him. What was she taking!”
In his book, Johnny’s close friend, who unfortunately died in 2017, looks back on the disappearance of the greatest French artists of his time.