While TF1 is devoting a documentary to Jean-Luc Delarue, one of his relatives has agreed to talk about his relationship with the host, and in particular makes unexpected revelations about his drug management.
He was the host-star of France 2 in the early 2000s. With his head of ideal son-in-law, Jean-Luc Delarue had made a place for himself in French homes. Of It is discussed at It’s a story, the host had become essential on the small screen. Except that behind the lights of the spotlights, Jean-Luc Delarue hid a much darker face : an addiction to cocaine. A journey on which TF1 returns at length, devoting a special evening to Jean-Luc Delarue on August 24, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his death – from cancer, when he was 48 years old. On this occasion, one of her friends agreed to return to the columns ofTV Star – on newsstands this Monday, August 15 – on her relationship with Jean-Luc Delarue.
Producer of It starts today, Stéphanie Guérin was the one who whispered in Jean-Luc Delarue’s ear on It’s a story, before becoming her friend. “Being his headset was a kind of holy grail!“, she says, explaining that it creates a special bond. “You become the confidence, the shrink, the nurse“, estimates the one who now takes on this role with Faustine Bollaert. Stéphanie Guérin remembers a “amazing captain but as much a motor as a brake“. Jean-Luc Delarue knew how to motivate his troops. “He could take us around an idea and motivate us“, she asserts.
When Stéphanie Guérin alerted Jean-Luc Delarue to the consequences of his drug taking
But when he let his addiction take over, it was a whole different story. “He could disappearwithout giving any news. There have been times when he was a little more despotic“, confesses Stéphanie Guérin. Besides, when Jean-Luc Delarue had consumed drugs, the role of his headset was transformed somewhat. Usually, Stéphanie Guérin “fed Jean-Luc Delarue with anecdotes about the guests“. But “when he was plagued by addictions, I alerted him when he was sweating or his flow became incomprehensible“. A relationship of intimacy which allowed Jean-Luc Delarue to ensure the show, despite everything.
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