There are just a few hours left for the 2022 edition of Cannes Film Festival (from today until May 28). And as always, everyone’s eyes will be on not only the films in competition but also on the couples who will parade on the red carpet, giving us magical moments in which love is celebrated. Last year, for example, the Palme d’Or for the most photographed went undoubtedly to Laetitia Casta and Louis Garrel. Married since 2017, a son named Azel, the two are among the most reserved couples in cinema. But to present La Croisade, environmental story directed by Garrel himself in which they play the role of two parents, they made an exception. On the other hand there are the regulars of the Croisette, like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Who in 2013, on the red carpet, also exchanged a fan kiss in favor of flash. The actress and the singer were also there in the 2018 edition, which gave us many red carpets as a couple: like that of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who inaugurated the Festival, beautiful, looking into each other’s eyes. Or like that, equally romantic, of Fedez and Chiara Ferragnistarted with a kiss overlooking the sea.
Going much further back in time we rediscover iconic couples: like Romy Schneider and Alain Delon, who in the late 1950s and early 1960s were the king and queen of the festival; such as Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs: their arrival unleashed the crowd in 1967 and the police had to intervene. It had never happened before. The Prince Charles and Lady Diana. It was 1987. The princess conquered everyone wearing a blue dress from Catherine Walker which went down in history as one of his most enchanting outfits. Nine years later the two royals would have been the protagonists of a stormy divorce.
On the other hand, there are many celeb couples who seemed very much in love on the Cannes red carpet but who could not stand up to the passage of time: from Riccardo Scamarcio and Valeria Golino to Vincent Cassell and Monica Belluccifrom Stefano Accorsi and Laetitia Casta to Kate Moss and Johnny Deppfrom Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Leafing through the album of memories means retracing fairytale loves, loves over, loves that have turned into a nightmare (see former spouses Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for years at war in court) but also tragic loves: it was 2018 when John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston they posed embraced at the photocall of Gotti. Two years later she, killed at 57 from breast cancer, was gone.
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Source: Vanity Fair