A cliché that may surprise … In recent years, Laeticia Hallyday and her daughter-in-law, Laura Smet, have not been on good terms. On the occasion of Father’s Day, the mother of Jade and Joy shared a snapshot where Johnny Hallyday is surrounded by his three daughters. In caption, the young woman wrote: “Happy Father’s Day to the best of fathers! We celebrate you every day. I know that you are not far away and that I will keep you in my heart forever. You are loved, missed more than I could ever say and write. Happy Father’s Day. We love you so much.” For her part, Joy Hallyday shared a photo where she appears alongside the singer and Jade. “Happy Father’s Day,” she captioned.
In September 2021, in the columns of Parisian, the company of Jalil Lespert had mentioned his relationship with Laura Smet. She said: “I’ve reached out several times, I wish this legacy story would have stayed in the family, that we were talking around a table four years ago, when Johnny left, that ‘we can talk about my husband’s decisions.” Referring to the tribute concert to Johnny Hallyday, held at the AccorHotel Arena, Laeticia Hallyday had revealed: “I invited David to come on stage on Tuesday, I would have loved him to sing Blood for blood. He responded kindly with his lawyer that he couldn’t be there because he’s on tour. It’s a shame, it will be for next time, but I was honored that he answered me.” Finally, she added: “I sent an email to Laura. Unfortunately, she did not answer me, but gave an answer on Instagram. It saddened me a lot.”
Laura Smet: “I wish she would leave me alone”
In July 2020, at the microphone of RTL, Laura Smet had not been kind to the widow of the singer. “Our understanding was not very real for several years, I don’t know why. Five or six years before his death, I had to see my father in secret several times. If I didn’t, I had to pretend to be on good terms with Laeticia”, she had dropped before adding: “I wish no harm to Laeticia, but I wish that she would leave me alone and that she would stop speaking for me about my relationship with my dad.” While only eight years separate them, the actress had slipped: “Laeticia, I met her when I was twelve. I got on well with her. I had a great time with this woman. I had some weird times too. There was a rivalry, I don’t know why either.”
Laeticia Hallyday © Instagram