via email from Betty Anonymous:
Not the Other Woman
On Saturday, I had volunteered to do some dog sitting. And, while the little princess had a little snooze in one of the two spots on the couch favoured by her, I watched The Rich and the Beautiful of Sylt, an island in Northern Germany.
One of the Rich featured in the program – and in her case Beautiful, too – was Rosalie van Breemen, born August 2, 1966, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is a former Dutch model, worked as a presenter on Dutch television, and as a journalist for De Telegraaf and Paris Match, for example.
She is Dutch , but also Frisian, as she emphasized in the documentary.
In 1987, Rosalie van Breemen met French actor Alain Delon. Despite a considerable age difference (30 years), they had a long-lasting relationship. They had two children, but were never married. In 2001, the couple separated.
In 2002, she married French millionaire Alain Afflelou. After their divorce in 2008 she wrote a book about how when your marriage fails you can make your divorce a success.
Pour le meilleur et pour l'avenir
Comment rater son mariage et réussir son divorce ?
(For Better and for the Future)
The French title of the book plays on the French Pour le meilleur et pour le pire ( For better, for worse)
En ze leefde nog lang en gelukkig
Hoe laat je je huwelijk mislopen en slaag je in je scheiding?
(En ze leefde nog lang en gelukkig – And she lived long and happily – A typical phrase in Dutch fairy tale endings.)
In 2010, Rosalie married American billionaire Robert Agostinelli, son of Italian immigrants.
Remarkable woman. After both separations, Rosalie van Breemen managed to find a new love and get married within a year or two.
For richer, ...
I was strongly reminded of the other women in Neelsdom (which for some reason unbeknownst to myself I like to call Neeldom), the RDDs’ woman friends, would-be-wives, fiancées, ex-wives, ex-fiancées...
In the documentary, Rosalie van Breemen gave me the impression that she is a very nice person, down-to-earth, and I cannot see her in the role of one of the other women. A very handsome woman – "keeping middle-age at bay".