For our colleagues from Journal du Dimanche, Nathalie Baye wanted to make a point. Indeed, for many years, a rumor has been circulating about her: she would have had a relationship with François Truffaut.
It’s a real focus. Asked by the Sunday newspaper this July 24, 2022, Nathalie Baye returned to a stubborn rumor: indeed, some are convinced that she is in a relationship with a famous director: François Truffaut. For the actress, this is all rubbish: “I never had the idea for a single second of starting a romantic relationship with François Truffaut”. In 1970, Johnny Hallyday’s former companion met the filmmaker. Aged 25, she will tour with him in The American night. But according to the JDD, “the filmmaker makes advances to the actress on several occasions. They sometimes have dinner together”.
If between François Truffaut and Nathalie Baye a beautiful friendship was born, the actress assures us: “I’ve never had an affair with a director.” Especially since the actress met Philippe Léotard in 1972 on the set of Faustine and the Beautiful Summer. Between the two, it was a real love at first sight between the two. Already married and father of two children, the man leaves everything to get into a relationship with Nathalie Baye. For ten years, they will live a beautiful love story. But Philippe Léotard falls back into alcohol and drugs.
Nathalie Baye: her amazing story with Philippe Léotard
Worse still, when he learns that Nathalie Baye is in a relationship with Johnny Hallyday, the descent into hell is inevitable: “When he discovers, on the evening of the Césars ceremony, that she left him for Johnny Hallyday, the wound is all the more painful as he has little esteem for the interpreter of “Bats Toi pour l’ ‘love’. Deeply affected, he gets drunk to death, stuffs himself with cocaine”explained our colleagues from the Obs in 2018. Despite everything, the two former companions will remain on good terms, until the death of Philippe Léotard in 2001.