Death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut: Nathalie Marquay alone for a special day, her son Tom to the rescue

Thursday March 17, 2022 was an important day for Nathalie Marquay. The former Miss France then celebrated her 55th birthday, the first without her late husband Jean-Pierre Pernaut. They had met in December 2001 during the Miss France 2002 election, had celebrated their marriage in June 2007 and had never left each other. Until the death of the 71-year-old presenter, who disappeared on March 2, 2022. Alone for her birthday two weeks later, Nathalie Marquay can however count on the unfailing support of her daughter Lou Pernaut (19). A few hours later, it’s his son Tom Pernaut (18) who speaks in turn.

The young business school student is rare on social networks. However, he took to his Instagram account to publicly show his love and admiration for his dear and tender mother. “Happy birthday to the bravest mom“, he writes in the caption of two childhood photos where the young Tom appears in the arms of a smiling Nathalie Marquay. There is no doubt that these few words as well as the sharing of these souvenir photos warmed the heart of the pretty Brown.

Nathalie Marquay finds herself alone at home since the death of Jean-Pierre Pernaut. Remember that Tom is studying in Lille and that Lou left the family home located in the Yvelines to settle in Paris, “literally 20 minutes from home [ses] parents“, as she had revealed on social networks. And even a few minutes away from her now widowed mother, the young woman takes care of her. This is the promise she made to her late father before his death. “I know you’ll take care of me from up there, and I promised you that I’ll take care of mom the long way you’ll be gone.“, she said then in the Sainte-Clotilde church, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, where the funeral took place.

Recall that the former presenter of the 13H television news on TF1 died after being plunged into a deep coma, following open heart surgery. In recent years, Jean-Pierre Pernaut had been confronted with the disease. In 2018, he had successfully fought his prostate cancer. Then, three years later, lung cancer broke out. The right healed, the left was inoperable due to his too fragile state of health.