The Meeting of Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat
Mylène Farmer and Benoît Di Sabatino have been separated since 2022 after a twenty-year relationship. Before that, she had known love in the arms of a composer, Laurent Boutonnat. Very discreet in the media, he had accepted to reveal the behind-the-scenes of their meeting and relationship to the Parisien in November 2022. Together for more than fifteen years, it was he who allowed the singer to be revealed to the general public. It all started in 1984 during a party. The young girl named Mylène Jeanne Gautier, then 23 years old, met for the first time the one who would propel her career to the rank of a global icon. “I had crossed her for the first time at a party …” he told our colleagues.
The Collaboration of Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat
Already charmed by the pretty redhead after their first meeting, he then hears about her again while he is working on the title “Maman à tort” with Jérôme (deceased in 2010). “A text came out like this: ‘One, mom is wrong. Two, love is beautiful … ‘We said to ourselves: ‘Hey, there’s something.’ We recorded a base with almost nothing and we looked for a young girl to sing it. And one day, Jérôme talked to me about Mylène, whom he knew. At the time, she was doing photos, she was a bit of an actress, she was doing theater, commercials, Jérôme was a bit in love with her. And he brought her to his house to do a test, on the piano …”, remembered Laurent Boutonnat. “Mylène was charming, but she spoke very, very little, she had a strangeness, she was quite striking in her silences …” he confided. Afterwards, Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat were in love and collaborated on many artistic projects. Star of his film Giorgino in 1994, he also composed for her a hundred songs including the famous Libertine, Sans contrefaçon or Désenchantée but also “directed eighteen clips and staged six shows and tours, until his last nine concerts at Paris La Défense Arena in 2019”.
The Legacy of Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat
A man who remains and will always remain a lucky star for the singer who celebrates her 62nd birthday today.