Had it not been for their breakup, Adriana Karembeu and Christian Karembeu would have celebrated, on December 22, their bronze wedding anniversary, corresponding to 22 years of marriage. The announcement of the divorce had shocked France, of which he formed one of the most popular couples. The model then recalled who had ended their romance.
The sad news, Christian and Adriana had announced it a day apart, in March 2011. The former footballer, world and European champion with the France team, opened the ball in the program All the fun is ours, then hosted by Flavie Flament and broadcast on RTL. He had simply warned that his ex-wife would formalize their separation in an issue of the magazine Paris Match.
I never cheated on my husband … I was the one who left.
Said weekly was out on newsstands the day after this revelation on the radio. In accordance with the words of her ex-husband, Adriana Karembeu announced their separation. The show’s co-host The extraordinary powers of the human body then specified: “The truth is, I have never cheated on my husband, but Christian and I have been separated for several months. It was I who left.“
“A separation is like a little death. It’s a painful thing, and I wonder if we’re really recovering. Now this separation is part of me“, she added to the magazine Star TV in an interview published in 2013. This feeling of “little death“was accentuated by the wish that she cease using the name Karembeu.”I always wanted to have cordial relations and I think there is no animosity between us, but yes it bothers me a lot“, Christian told the Swiss daily The morning. Despite this desire, Adriana still bears the surname that made her famous in France.
Today Adriana and Christian Karembeu have both remarried and started their families! The first married Aram Ohanian in 2014, and the ex-athlete united with Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun in May 2017. Adriana and Christian are parents of daughters, Nina (2 years old) and Gaïa (3 years old). Christian and Jackie are expecting their second child.