David Hallyday is now a fulfilled uncle. On October 7, Laura Smet gave birth to her first child, born from her marriage to Raphaël Lancrey-Javal, revealed our colleagues from Here. Happy news for the Hallyday-Smet family, which is growing, with the arrival of little Léo. And to celebrate the arrival of this baby, David Hallyday winked at his sister and his son on Instagram.
“A star is born”, he wrote in his story, with the photo of a star in the sky, to music by Coldplay. A delicate attention to Laura Smet’s little boy, who has a very significant first name. And this because it is a tribute to … Johnny Hallyday. Very affected by the disappearance of her father in 2017, the actress, who had already said “yes” to Raphaël Lancrey-Javal on June 15, his birthday, named her son Leo, while it is the second first name of Johnny Hallyday, born Jean-Philippe Léo Smet.
Laura Smet wanted a child “very quickly”
From his full name, the little Léo is called Léo Jean Didier Lancrey-Javal, which is just another nod to his grandfathers, Jean being in reference to Jean-Philippe, while Didier is the first name of his paternal grandfather. It was in May, in the midst of confinement, that Closer announced the pregnancy of Laura Smet, who had felt for several months ready to become a mother. “It is sure that I will have a child very quickly. We will see what life has in store for me. I trust her”, she confided about her desire for motherhood. And that’s what life has in store for him.
Laura Smet and David Hallyday © Borde-Corlouer-Jacovides-Moreau