1. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Known for their troubled relationship, They met in the late 1920’s and were drawn together by their shared spirit. That was a lust for life. Their extended love letters over the years show a great passion that did not die with time. Rivera tolerated the many affairs of Frida, but she got furious when she discovered his affair with her younger sister. They divorced in 1939 to remarry, only 1 year later. They remained together till the end.
He said : In the top of a high tree, I saw Frida in overalls, starting to climb down. Laughing gaily, she took my hand and ushered me through the house, which seemed to be empty, and into her room. Then she paraded all her paintings before me. These, her room, her sparkling presence, filled me with a wonderful joy.
I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life. And she would continue to be, up to the moment she died, twenty-seven years later.
2. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
For our favourite French musician combo, we present to you Serge and Jane. With their well-known song ” Je t’aime, moi non plus ” . Jane despised Serge at first sight, when they worked on the movie Slogan ( 1969 ) togheter. ‘ Serge Bourguignon!’, she said, ‘ The man in the film with me. He’s meant to be my lover but he’s so arrogant and snobbish and he absolutely despises me!’. Their passionate relation lasted for 13 years, even if they did not get married, and had a daughter ; Charlotte Gainsbourg.
She said : I lived with him my best and happiest years of my adult life. He is the man who had made me laugh the most, after my father. He gave me a second childhood.
3. Francoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc
To continue in our French musicians couples, if you do not know about this one, we strongly suggest that you get inspired right now . Both singers, but both OH so different, Francoise was this naive and fragile little girl and Dutronc was the ladies man with charm and character, who loved Francoise but found her extremely strong. They often said that their personalities were not compatible.
She says : We both have a very lonely and wild soul, ( … ) and over the years, we unwittingly tamed each other. All that I wish is that he is well, with or without me.
4. Rosa Park & Rich Stapleton
On Another note, here at Flanelle we like to talk about other magazines too, and this amazing couple here inspires us ! Rosa Parks is the editor and Rich, the creative Director. Together they collaborated to make Cereal Magazine. They live together in the small town of Bath in England, but travel a lot together as seen in their social media.
5. Nathan Williams and Katie Searle-Williams
Here again, the quiet and comforting couple who have also made a magazine togheter, a magazine that you will know, have been married for a time and we love their calm and serenity. Nathan Williams and Katie Searle-Williams from Kinfolk Magazine had to be in our top favorite couples !
He says : Encourage personal projects, hobbies and passions. It’s helpful for us to each have our own independent creative outlets.Prepare and eat meals together regularly, especially on weekends.