Sean Connery has passed away this Saturday at the age of 90 and his widow, Micheline Roquebrune (91), that woman with whom she has spent exactly half her life, mourns the loss of the man who captivated her with a crush almost half a century ago.
When they met, he was already the consecrated James Bond of the gigantic movie screens and the quintessential heartthrob of golden Hollywood. The actor had for years monopolized press covers for his brief romances with some of the most desired actresses of the moment such as Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Jill St. John y Lana Wood. Dand done, When they first met, Connery was married to Diane Cilento and Roquebrune also had a partner. But that fact did not stop the chemistry that awoke between them.
Everything happened in Morocco, specifically at the Mohammedia golf club. During the day they tried to hide their attraction, but when night fell Micheline and Sean became one in fiery sexual relations. “The four days that followed our meeting, we continued playing golf like two strangers and then we would get together to make love like two crazy people. The reality is better than any fantasy. No man has had that effect on me, “the French painter confessed in one of her last interviews.
Micheline herself recounted how her first carnal encounter was: “Him, reading the newspaper on the bed, naked. I jumped on the bed and unbuckled my leather belt trying to hit him with him while I danced him sensual. He grabbed me and kissed me passionately. Almost savagely. Animally. “After those four days of uninterrupted love, they had to head to their respective homes with their partners. It was 1972 and for two years they knew nothing about each other. But 24 months later Connery sent a suggestive invitation to Micheline in which I asked him to meet in Marbella. At first, the young woman was reluctant, but finally she did not hesitate to attend.
As soon as he saw himself on the luxurious coast of Malaga, he looked at her and said: “I’ve missed you and I can’t stop thinking about you. I can’t forget you.”. Those words served to kick off their long love story.
Connery fell madly in love with Micheline and broke off his relationship with his wife Diane. This caused a great scandal, with a media complaint for gender violence included. His ex-wife felt so much pain that she waged an endless battle against him in and out of court for nearly four decades.
His scandalous first marriage
Sean Connery was married twice. In 1962, he gave the ‘Yes, I want’ to the actress Diane Cilento, daughter of a doctor who also belonged to the nobility. As a result of their marriage they had a son, Jason.
Their love lasted 11 years but was always fraught with controversy and public discussions. She does not trust her husband, she always believed that he was being unfaithful to her. And for his part, Sean lived focused on fame, that fame that he hated and that came to cause him several troubles because his fans sneaked into his house and even robbed him.
Discussions of the marriage were heard from outside the home. They were daily fights.
Diane and Sean’s love story is not much different than Connery’s with his widow. And it is that his relationship with Cilento began when she was married to Italian writer Andrew Volpe and, in addition, she was pregnant with her first daughter, Giovanna.
The scandal was absolute, and as soon as they separated from Volpe, Diane and Sean were married in a very peculiar wedding. It was quick, practically sneakily and with Jason’s pregnant girlfriend, their child together. Not even during their wedding did they stop arguing. It took place in the reception of a hotel in a state of disrepair and two taxi drivers from Gibraltar were the witnesses. That relationship was doomed from the start.
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