On May 8, 2022, Antoine Alléno lost his life in a terrible road accident. At 24, the one who had followed in the footsteps of his father, Yannick Alléno, in the restaurant business, was hit while he was stationary on his scooter in the middle of Paris and died instantly. Since this tragic and sudden disappearance, Yannick Alléno has wanted to come to the aid of all those who have been victims of a repeat driver. This is why, with his family, he created the association, which bears the name of his son, and which should see the light of day soon. But that’s not his only fight. Indeed, the chief does not understand why the one who shared the life of his son, a certain Anja, is not considered part of the family of Antoine Alléno. However, the couple had been together for several years.
“Relatives who sometimes have no legal status… Antoine had been in love for six years with a young woman, they formed a real couple. She is an artist, still a student at the Beaux-Arts, who has a small business graphics. It does not officially exist in relation to Antoine”, thus explained Yannick Alléno, in the columns of the Sunday newspaper, September 18, 2022. This is why he wants to help his former daughter-in-law . “Our family is there for her, we want her to be able to finish her studies. If we raise funds, we would like to help other young people in this situation,” he continued.
Antoine Alléno and Anja had been in a relationship for six years
Anja had also shared a heartbreaking message, on her Instagram account, a few days after the death of Antoine Alléno. “My love, my muse, my home,” she then wrote in the caption of a snapshot of the two of them. In July 2022, she had once again shared a tender memory of the one she considered to be the man of her life. “To the most beautiful soul that life has put in my path. You had a smile to wake up the sun in the middle of the night.” During the same interview with Yannick Alléno in the columns of the JDD, he remembered the night of horror he experienced when his son died.
“When it happens to you, such a tragedy, you discover a mind-blowing world. Beyond the obvious shock of the loss of our son, we found ourselves confronted with a dehumanization that was difficult to live with. And this despite all the support we have been lucky enough to benefit,” he said initially. “We arrived at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris. A gloomy room with a dilapidated chair. We were handed a piece of paper, the contact of a person in case we needed psychological support. And then , that’s all”, he still remembered, his heart heavy and bruised by the death of his son.
Yannick Alléno © Christophe Clovis