Sister Gad Elmaleh Reveals Family Secret

Sister Gad Elmaleh Reveals Family Secret
Sister Gad Elmaleh Reveals Family Secret

September 23, 2022 – 17:00 – Culture

Judith Elmaleh, Gad Elmaleh’s sister, was up on Thursday RTL to present her first novel “Une Reine” (A Queen). According to the Moroccan comedian, the book was inspired by a “crazy” family secret.

In her first novel, published by Robert Laffont, Judith Elmaleh tells the story of her family. Especially that of her grandmother, who was forcibly married off to her uncle at the age of 14. She reveals a family secret that was discovered “pretty late”. “They put her in a nice dress and took her to a party. She loved the party. And after the party she said to her mother, ‘I want to go home, I’m a little tired.’ And she replied, ‘No, you cannot go home, you must stay here.’ She stayed there all her life. She was married, but she didn’t know the party was her wedding.”

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The grandmother was still a teenager, a few months later she was pregnant. She was her husband’s second wife. She didn’t really understand what was going on. Judith Elmaleh presented the book to the listeners of RTL in the presence of her brother Gad Elmaleh. “We still have a crazy family. When I was a kid, they always said my grandfather’s first wife was my great-grandmother,” the 51-year-old comedian replied.

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For the actor and avid bachelor, his grandmother was “a feminist before her time”. When he told her he wanted to marry a woman who “makes couscous” like her, she replied, “Are you looking for a wife or a cleaner?” Judith remembered another wise advice from her grandmother: “When I got married, she said to me, ‘If you’re not happy, just leave’. That sentence stuck in my head. Not to obey her, but I had permission to to do it, she didn’t have that freedom.”

The article is in Dutch

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