Linda Evangelista opens up about her previous marriage in a means she by no means has earlier than within the new Apple TV+ docuseries The Tremendous Fashions, which is streaming now. Linda, 58, recalled the time she was married to Elite Mannequin Administration boss Gérald Marie from 1987 to 1993.
“I discovered that perhaps I used to be within the unsuitable relationship,” Linda stated within the 4-part docuseries. “It’s simpler stated than accomplished to depart an abusive relationship. I perceive that idea as a result of I lived it.”
The supermodel claimed that Gérald, 73, allegedly abused her throughout their marriage. “He knew to not contact my face. To not contact the cash maker, you already know?” an emotional Linda revealed. “I married him after I was 22, and I received out after I was 27. And he let me out so long as he received the whole lot, however I used to be secure and I received my freedom.”
In 2021, Gérald was accused by greater than 10 ladies of alleged sexual misconduct and rape. In February of this yr, the investigation into Gérald was closed because of the statute of limitations.
“Once I discovered that he’s harm many, many, many ladies, he’s violated many ladies, it broke my coronary heart,” Linda cried. Linda revealed that Gérald’s accusers have given her the “braveness” to talk about her personal alleged experiences. “I might love that justice be served. I might love for assholes like that to assume twice and be afraid, and I might love ladies to know that they’re not alone,” she stated.
Following the discharge of the docuseries, Gérald’s lawyer, Céline Bekerman, denied the accusations in opposition to her consumer. “Gérald Marie firmly objects to the defamatory and false allegations made in opposition to him. He refuses to take part on this dishonest media controversy,” his lawyer stated in an announcement to PEOPLE.
The Canadian mannequin additionally opened up within the docuseries in regards to the CoolSculpting nightmare that she endured. Linda claimed she was left “brutally disfigured” after the fat-freezing beauty process went terribly unsuitable.
“What occurred to my physique after CoolSculpting turned my nightmares. I can’t like myself with these onerous plenty and protrusions protruding of my physique. I simply can’t,” Linda admitted.
The ordeal brought on Linda to spiral right into a “deep despair,” and he or she spent years in hiding. “To be disfigured isn’t a trophy. I can’t see how anyone would wish to gown me. I simply can’t. I can’t,” she added, “Now to lose my job that I like a lot and lose my livelihood my coronary heart is damaged. I liked my job.”
In 2022, Linda returned to the runway after 15 years away. She proudly walked in a Fendi vogue present. She lately graced the quilt of Vogue alongside her fellow supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington as they promoted the Apple TV+ collection.