Omar Sy: how did he meet his wife Hélène?

Happy birthday Omar Sy! The comedian who started in Trappes to become an internationally renowned star today, passing by his cult humor duo with Fred Testot, celebrates its 45th birthday this Friday, January 20. The actor has been able during all these years rely on the support of his wife Hélène, who followed her everywhere and always supported her.

Yet their love story was not not run in advance as she revealed to our colleagues fromElle Magazinein 2015. Initially, the actor ofUntouchables and Jurassic World had date… with another : “We met through an artist friend who lived with me, in an apartment in the Buttes Chaumont. Omar and she were high school friends […] They had a date, but she wasn’t there, so it was I who welcomed him she said.

Omar Sy, then 19 years old, seems to recognize the young woman and asks him if they haven’t already crossed paths somewhere. She, 18, has already experienced more subtle flirting techniques and believes in a somewhat grotesque attempt at seduction. However, she agrees to continue talking with him and the two future lovers many points in common are then discovered during a discussion that lasted many hours.

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After this story in 1997, the two lovebirds never let go again and, after the births of three of their children in 2001, 2003 and 2006, they married in 2007 in the Yvelines. Since then, two other children have joined the family, but the Sy prefer to keep quiet about ithence their desire to have left France for Los Angeles : “For our children, for our balance, We said to ourselves that we had to take some distancefind a place where you feel more free”confided Hélène Sy, still withElle Magazine in 2015.

For his part, the star of the series Lupine had declared to The Obs in 2014 : “When I drove them to school, it marked me to see that I was no longer their father and that they were only the children of Omar Sy. They were starting to lose their first names. I came to invade their space, the school, this place where they must flourish”. elements that have pushed the Sy to settle in Los Angeleswhere since then, they spin the perfect happiness in family.

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