2012 will remain one of the most difficult for Anne Alassane. In January, the winner of season 1 of Masterchef (TF1, in 2010) had lost two of her six children: Rose (4 years old) and Louise (2 years old). The girls were killed in an accidental fire that broke out in his farm-inn La Pays’Anne, in Montauban, in Tarn-et-Garonne. A painful subject on which the 44-year-old mother confided in Here Paris.

After this tragedy, Anne Alassane had to rebuild herself. But impossible to recover from the death of his children, especially the first months. “I had a big white. I asked myself so many questions. (…) I read a lot, because I could no longer find sleep. I spent six months without really sleeping. I would sometimes fall from exhaustion and when I woke up, I left to work “, confided the chef of Lanaud (located in Boisseuil, near Limoges). Fortunately, the one who has since become a grandmother was very supported during this painful ordeal:”My Spiritual Advisor has been a great help and I believe that this test made me rediscover my faith. My other children too have been of great help to me with their positive and joyful way of talking about their missing sisters. “The book For the Love of Mine, which she co-wrote, also acted as therapy for Anne Alassane. however, she was against this project.

Since then, the mother of Mathilde (24 years old), Laura (20 years old), Joséphine (18 years old) and Victor (16 years old) had two little daughters: Margaux (7 years old) and Amélie (6 years old). “I imagine that played in my reconstruction. But having children was not an obligation. My new companion at the time wanted it. I don’t know if that would have happened with my ex-husband. Margaux and Amélie have not replaced their sisters. Not at all ! Today, they’re past Louise and Rose’s age, and they’re asking me questions. It is also strange, because they did not know them, but we look at photos “, concluded Anne Alassane. Despite the tragedy, the girls therefore continue to live through the memories of their mother and of their brothers and sisters.

The full interview can be found in the Ici Paris magazine of September 16, 2020.