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Romane Serda Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Romane Serda

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Singer, Actress, Author
Famous ForBeing the ex-wife of popular French singer-songwriter Renaud Séchan
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters-160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlonde
Career
DebutTV: L’annexe (1993) as Marie
Music Album: Romane Serda (2004)
Personal Life
Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1971 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) 51 Years
BirthplaceParis, France
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityFrench
HometownDrôme, France
ControversyRaped at the age of nine
Her autobiographical book ‘À la vie à l’amour’ (2020), mentions the incident in which she was raped in a barn at the age of nine by the teenage son of a farmer who lived next door. The accused was a close friend of Romane with whom she spent her childhood playing ball and riding a bicycle. (( The book reads,
"A day like any other, he asks me to come and play at his house, on the farm. As soon as I arrive, he jumps on me […. My breath is taken away, my brain paralyzed. It’s so sudden, so violent that I don’t react right away. He enters me once, I struggle, I scream, and in the fight he can’t sink any further. I believe… "

Suffered Domestic Violence
À la vie à l’amour’ (2020) also mentions her testimony of being a victim of domestic violence. Although she chronicled the events of the abusive relationship, she did not reveal the name of the accused. It was after her divorce with Renaud that she came into a relationship with an abusive man. In 2021, she recounted the events of the day she decided to leave the accused on the talk show ‘Touche pas à mon poste!.’ Romane said that she was beaten to the ground by the accused who hid her phone to stop her from calling for help. Consequently, Romane Serda filed a complaint against him, and he was charged with a fine of 2,000 euros and sentenced to prison for three years. 
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Boyfriends• Patrice (a concert technician who was working for the French singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman)
• Thierry
• Renaud Séchan
Renaud Séchan and Romane Serda
• An abusive man whom Romane Serda accussed of domestic violence in her autobiography À la vie à l’amour’ (2020)
• An anonymous man whose name Romane Serda hasn't revealed
Marriage DateAugust 5, 2005
Romane and Renaud Séchan on their wedding day

Note: First Romane Serda and Renaud Séchan got married in Las Vegas, but as it is not recognized by the French authorities, they officially remarried on August 5, 2005.
Marriage VenueChateauneuf-de-Bordette, Drôme, France
Family
Husband/SpouseRenaud Séchan (ex-husband; m. 2005- div. 2011) (singer, songwriter, and actor)
Romane and Renaud Séchan during a concert
ChildrenSon- Malone Oscar Olivier Séchan-Serda (born on July 14, 2006)
Stepdaughter- Lolita Séchan (graphic novelist, children’s book writer)
Lolita Séchan with her father, Renaud Séchan

Note: Lolita Séchan is known for the graphic novel “Les brumes de Sapa” (2016) and the children’s book “Cachée ou pas, j’arrive!” (2020).
ParentsNames Not Known
Romane Serda's father

Note: Her father died on December 16, 2015.
SiblingsHalf-sister- Lolita
Stepsister- Marion

Note: Marion is the daughter of Romane Serda's stepfather.
Favorites
Rock band(s)The Beatles, Supertramp, Pink Floyd
BookEthics by Baruch Spinoza

Romane Serda

Some Lesser Known Facts About Romane Serda

  • Romane Serda is a French singer, actress, and author. She is the ex-wife of the well-known French singer-songwriter Renaud Séchan.
  • Born to hipster parents, she spent her early childhood in areas around Drôme, juggling her time between Vaison-la-Romaine and Nyons.

    Childhood picture of Romane Serda with her father

    Childhood picture of Romane Serda with her father

  • In her teens, she lived in Montpellier, France, where she started working for the local radio station of the network Europe 2. Soon, she developed an interest in the entertainment industry and moved to Paris to try her hand at acting.
  •  Thereafter, she joined the Paris branch of Europe 2. She talked about her work as a technician at Europe 2 in an interview and said,

    I was playing locally in Montpellier and we had twenty minutes live per hour to present the news, pubs and the weather. I programmed music and I also did advertising voices because we do everything on the radio.”

  • Later, she also worked at the radio network Nostalgie.
  • In her book, she revealed that her boyfriend Thierry had links with the mafia due to which Romane ended up in police custody twice.
  • At the beginning of her career, she was selected as a dancer for Crazy Horse (Le Crazy Horse de Paris), a Parisian cabaret group. Romane, while accompanying her friend to the castings, auditioned for the job. In an interview, she recalled the incident and said,

    Dragged by a friend to this casting, I went there mainly to accompany her, because with my complexes of thinness, I never imagined for a second that it could work. And then, yes! Not only did they choose me, but I absolutely had to have a solo number.”

    For a while, she rehearsed for a solo performance, but she quit Crazy Horse after securing the main role in the TV show L’annexe (1993)

  • On October 18, 1993, she started her journey as an actress when she appeared in the TV series ‘L’annexe’ as Marie. Telecast on France 2, the show follows the everyday life of a bunch of high school students who work together in a pizza restaurant called L’Annex.
  • To polish her acting skills, she took acting lessons with Jacques Martin after she was cast in L’annexe.
  • In 1993, she starred as Caroline in the French comedy TV series ‘Salut les Musclés.’
    Salut les Musclés
  • After joining a musical group as a vocalist, she relocated to London and lived there for six years. In London, she worked for the Irish artistic producer John Reynolds. Apart from Reynolds, she has also worked for the French singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman.
  • In 1998, she played the role of a shop assistant in the English TV film ‘This Could Be the Last Time.’
    This Could Be the Last Time
  • In 1999, she returned to Paris after which she met the celebrated French singer Renaud Séchan who is known for his studio albums Laisse béton (1977 ), Morgane de toi (1983), and Mistral gagnant (1985).
  • Romane Serda and Renaud Séchan first met in a restaurant named La Closerie des Lilas in Paris. Romane was visiting the restaurant for a meeting with the artistic director of Sony Music. While talking about the same in an interview, she said,

    At the time, we smoked in cafes, there was smoke all around him, but I saw his eyes, it was very powerful!..He had super light blue eyes, and super bright and finally fresh, oddly, in the middle of this cloud of smoke.”

  • In 2000, she appeared in the episode titled “Memories of Montmartre” of the Canadian TV series ‘Relic Hunter.’
    TV series Relic Hunter
  • In 2004, she released her eponymous album, produced and written by Renaud Séchan. Immensely appreciated, the album was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique award in the category of ‘Breakthrough Album of the Year.’
  • In the following year, she got married to Renaud.
  • Before his marriage to Romane Serda, Renaud Séchan was married to Dominique Quilichini, a former actress in French stage comedian Coluche’s troupe.

    Renaud Séchan and Dominique Quilichini

    Renaud Séchan and Dominique Quilichini

  • She collaborated with Renaud for his 2005 single “Anaïs Nin,” dedicated to the American writer of the same name.
  • On July 14, 2006, she gave birth to her son, Malone Oscar Olivier Séchan-Serda.
  • Renaud wrote and produced Serda’s second album, ‘Après la pluie’ (2007).
    Après la pluie
  • Renaud and Romane divorced shortly after the release of her third album, ‘Ailleurs’ (2011).
  • After her divorce, she came into a relationship with an abusive man and suffered domestic violence.
  • On October 27, 2017, Romane walked the ramp at “Le Defile des Robes en Chocolats” during the “Salon du Chocolat Paris 2017,” which was held at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.

     Romane Serda at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles walking the runway during 'Le Defile des Robes en Chocolats' (2017)

    Romane Serda at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles walking the runway during ‘Le Defile des Robes en Chocolats’ (2017)

  • She released her fourth album titled ‘Pour te plaire’ in 2018. Unlike her previous albums, Pour te plaire did not gain much appreciation.
    Pour te plaire (2018)
  • She voiced the 2019 song “Un coin pour vivre” for the association Les Hôtels du Coeur, an organization that helps the homeless and the poor with accommodation in Paris.
  • On October 7, 2020, HarperCollins published her biographical book ‘À la vie à l’amour.’

    À la vie à l’amour

    À la vie à l’amour

  • When she appeared on the French talk show ‘Touche pas à mon poste!’ in 2021, she expressed her desire to keep her private life out of the limelight. She said,

    I decided not to expose my life, nor my son, nor my romantic encounters … I am better like that…With Renaud, it was obvious, since we are both public figures. So it was normal, more logical. We had a duo together, we worked together, he did my texts… Today, I don’t see the point of it”

  • In an interview, Romane Serda revealed that earlier she used to smoke, but later, she quit smoking. She also said that despite her smoking habits, she avoided consuming any drugs like cocaine, heroin, etc.
  • An animal lover, she has a pet cat and two pet dogs. One of her dogs is named Sanji. She uploads various pictures with her pets on her social media accounts.

    Romane Serda with her dog Sanji

    Romane Serda with her dog Sanji

  • In an interview, she revealed a fun fact about her name and said that her father wanted to name her Lolita, but her mother named Romane. Later, Romane’s father used the name ‘Lolita’ for his other daughter (Romane’s half-sister). In the interview, she shared the fact that she and her son both have a half-sister named Lolita.
  • She talked about how her parents chose a name for her in an interview and said,

    They were on a beach where a woman on horseback passed. My father asked her first name, it was Romane.”

  • Once, in an interview, she claimed to have worked as an ass model i.e., only her buttocks were recorded for a modeling shoot. She also said that she had low self-esteem while growing up as she was very skinny. She revealed that she used to put on four panties and three pairs of tights to look curvy.
  • Apart from acting, she is also fond of sculpturing. While talking about the art in an interview, she said,

    The sculpture. I love creating women with tiny waists and misshapen curves.”

  • Romane Serda’s stepdaughter, Lolita Séchan, published the book “Marshmalone” in 2010. The book was named after Romane Serda’s son, Malone. It featured Lolita’s childhood memories, especially the impact of Malone’s birth on her life. While talking about the book, in an interview Lolita said,

    I wanted to talk about the arrival of this little brother in my life as an only girl with all that that implies. At the beginning, it was very hard to share my father, today I’m very happy.”

    Marshmalone (2010)

  • At the beginning of her career, Romane was approached by the German guitarist Rudolf Schenker, the founder of the hard rock band Scorpions, after a concert for collaboration. Thereafter, Schenker composed and wrote songs for her in English, but they fell out. While talking about the same in an interview, she said,

    Rudolf composed and wrote texts for me in English. It was very commercial, I didn’t like the producer, I dithered and didn’t sign the contract.”

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