Christophe Dechavanne is 65: partner (and breakup), origins, children, career... know everything!

Christophe Dechavanne celebrates his 65th birthday this Monday, January 23. The host is on top of that in the news after his revelations about his breakup, during the program 'Quelle époque!' on France 2. His career, his children, the women in his life... we tell you his secrets!

  Christophe Dechavanne is 65: partner (and breakup), origins, children, career... know everything!

After a few years away from television sets, host Christophe Dechavanne joined Lea Salame and Philippe Caverivière in What an era! , on France 2. A great return to the small screen for the one whose career has been marked by programs that have become cults and who has been able to print his inimitable mark on the PAF since the beginning of the 1980s. He celebrates his 65th birthday on January 23, 2023 .

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Christophe Dechavanne: origins, a real Parisian Titi

Christophe Dechavanne was born on January 23, 1958 in the chic 16th arrondissement of Paris , making him a pure Parisian. Christophe Dechavanne is destined, like his father, for a career as a real estate agent and joins the Graduate School of Real Estate Professions. Until the early 1980s, he earned his living in real estate by renovating apartments, then radically changed course. Attracted by the world of the media thanks to a friend who works on France Inter, he connects contracts with Radio 7, France Inter then RTL before making his debut as a television presenter.

Christophe Dechavanne and his career: star host of TF1 and crossing the desert

In 1988, the show Heavens, my Tuesday! arrives on TF1. Created and presented by Christophe Dechavanne, he was then surrounded by his columnists, Patrice Carmouze, Renaud Rahard, Sophie Favier and Michel Field. The show arouses new controversies every week but meets with real audience success and becomes one of the cult shows of the late 80s.

In 1992, Christophe Dechavanne, then in full success, embarked on the adventure Hi it's us! , a daily talk show that airs before the 8 p.m. news. The star presenter is joined there by Charly and Lulu, Sophie Favier, Pierre Bellemare or the magician Bernard Bilis. But it is the chronicle of Patrice Carmouze which marks the annals by its awkwardness in the presentation of new products or scientific experiments.

A flurry of broadcasts will follow. The Celebrity Farm at the road of fortune Passing by A gold family . Then a period of crossing the desert on TV. Christophe Dechavanne produces however Tender age, the idol tour and we also hear it occasionally in The Big Heads the RTL.

Since 2022, Christophe Dechavanne is a columnist in What an era! , program hosted by Léa Salamé on France 2.

Christophe Dechavanne and animals

On the sets of his TV games, Christophe Dechavanne has long been stung by the star his dog Adeck , a white Jack Russell terrier with black spotted eyes then by Hello, his other four-legged companion, a female Jack Russell terrier r. In 2020, the host announced on Instagram the disappearance of Adeck, who died at the age of 16. ' I hope they have a pool up there! Hello my friend, I will miss you ', he wrote. A year later, it was Hello, victim of an accident, who disappeared. The television presenter announced in October 2021 the arrival of a new little four-legged companion, a little Westie dog whose adventures can be followed on his master's Instagram account.

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Christophe Dechavanne, dad: who are his three children?

Christophe Dechavanne is the father of three children: Pauline, born in 1987, Paul-Henri, born in 1990, and Ninon, born in 1998. Daughter of host and producer Marie Genest, Pauline, who has been passionate about fashion since adolescence, founded her own clothing brand Paulette. She is the mother of two little girls, Jeanne born in 2017 and Margot born in 2020.

Born of the relationship between Christophe Dechavanne and his partner Isabelle, Paul-Henri is, like his father, drawn to the world of the media. He works in particular for Fremantle Media which produces the program Love is in the meadow . If Pauline and Paul-Henri lead a career away from the spotlight, this is not the case for Ninon. The youngest of the siblings, who maintains a close relationship with her father with whom she grew up, is indeed determined to become an actress, like her mother, actress Manon Saidani. She also leads a modeling career and collaborates with many brands.

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Christophe Dechavanne, the women of his life

Father of three children born to three different mothers, Christophe Dechavanne was the companion of the producer Mary Genest , director of entertainment and magazines at FremantleMedia France, with whom he had Pauline, then Isabelle , with whom he had Paul-Henri and finally the actress Manon Saidani , seen in the series Hello Muscles , first kisses , The girls next door and Holidays of love , with which he had Ninon. The former host of The Celebrity Farm married in July 2004 the ex-model and columnist Stephanie Long . He remarried with Sophie Lapointe in July 2010 before divorcing a year later.

Christophe Dechavanne: break with his last companion

In May 2019, Christophe Dechavanne formalizes his relationship with Elena Foïs , little sister of actress Marina Foïs and journalist Giulia Foïs. Elena works as a hematologist at the Henri Modor hospital in Créteil.

In January 2023, on the set of what time !, however, he reveals to be ' a heart to take “, thus confirming his break with his last companion.

His star friends

After more than thirty years of career in television, Christophe Dechavanne confesses to having few close friends in this environment, except perhaps Patrice Carmouze and Antoine de Caunes who were present at his side at his wedding in 2004. In an interview with Paris Match in 2015, Christophe Dechavanne confided: ' Apart from Marc-Olivier Fogiel or Olivier Delacroix, I'm not necessarily close to TV people. I get along very well with Laurent Ruquier also. My real friends are doctors, lawyers, journalists… ' he explained.

Why does Christophe Dechavanne always say 'Get covered'?

Right in the AIDS years, the host of heaven my tuesday makes a habit of ending the show with ' To love you, come out covered '. Addressing his viewers, Christophe Dechavanne encourages them, especially the youngest, to protect themselves during their sexual relations. A few words that have become over time a real anti hiv slogan and a popular expression adopted by all French people whose authorship we forget today to attribute to the star host of TF1.

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In 2022, when the president Emmanuel Macron announced free male condoms in pharmacies for 18-25 year olds, starting January 1, 2023, the host welcomed this decision on Twitter: ' Super good news ', he had shouted.