“I don’t know what I would have done without children. “Naturally discreet when it comes to her private life, Charlotte Gainsbourg indulges in a few secrets about her family life. Mother of three children with Yvan Attal (Ben born in 1997, Alice born in 2002 and Joe born in 2011), the daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg has always made a point of honor to preserve them and now sees them steal from their own wings. “Their early years, I felt so useful, there was something so simple. Growing up, I may have had more trouble finding my place, ”she begins in the columns of“ Marie Claire ”this week. She continues about their upbringing: “I don’t have great educational principles, I’m not sure I’m not going wrong. I often trust Yvan for his rigorous side, with me it’s more instinctive. Children, you have to learn to do without them, seeing them go is difficult. “
“He reminds me of my first steps”
Aged 18 and 23 respectively, the elders of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal are emancipating themselves and now lead their lives as young adults. While their daughter Alice has always been discreet – the general public only discovered her in 2015 in her mother’s “Deadly Valentine” clip and more recently she revealed her singing talents on Instagram – their son Ben has already taken his first steps in the seventh art, appearing in the feature film “My Stupid Dog” in 2019. “It’s suddenly complicated to talk about your children when you have spent your life wanting to protect them. Well, it touches me to have seen his debut in the cinema, in “My Stupid Dog”, and soon in Yvan’s next film. He has such candor, such pleasure to be part of the team, he reminds me of my first steps ”, confides the actress.
After six years spent in New York with her daughters, Charlotte Gainsbourg returned to Paris, where she found her son and discovered a new life as a threesome, in the company of Yvan Attal and their youngest daughter Joe. “My daughter Alice enjoyed life in New York so much that she stayed to study there. Here we are in Paris with our last 9 year old daughter. It’s a new life, together, that we have to invent, ”she concludes.