Their union lasted only 5 years, but they stayed together until the end. Take a brief journey to discover the incredible love story of Alain and Nathalie Delon. “Natalie was my first wife and the one and only Mrs. Delon.” These words from the actor show his strong bond with Nathalie, the mother of his son Anthony.
In the early 1960s, Alain Delon was still engaged to Romy Schneider when he first met Nathalie (Francine Canovas). The 21-year-old woman had just left Morocco for Paris. They met in a nightclub through mutual friends.
According to Francine, the actor behaved rudely during their first encounter. When he sat on the woman’s bag and she pointed it out to him, he replied, “Well, take your bag, I don’t care, hurry up! You see, I’m in a hurry.”
A conflict that unexpectedly marked the beginning of their love affair. With their hypnotic beauty, they inevitably fell in love with each other. He made the decision to leave Romy Schneider and marry Francine in 1964. She became Nathalie Delon from then on.
After the wedding, the couple flew to the United States where they had their first child, Anthony Delon.
A rapid rise accompanied by brilliant success on the screen. Their two temperaments often led to constant quarrels in their daily lives. This eventually led to their divorce in 1969.
After the breakup, Nathalie distanced herself with their son, while Alain Delon found love again in the arms of Mireille Darc, but they never married. “Nathalie was for life. I will never remarry,” the actor confessed.
Over the years, Nathalie and Alain reconciled, not just for themselves but also for their son Anthony. Their relationship was strengthened by the trials of life, especially after illness struck.
Alain Delon himself suffered a stroke with cerebral hemorrhage in 2019. Meanwhile, Nathalie was weakened by cancer and passed away on January 21, 2021.
Until the end, they remained united.