Karole Rocher and Thomas Ngijol, between love, family and comedies

Karole Rocher and Thomas Ngijol, between love, family and comedies

Mythical couple: Karole Rocher and Thomas Ngijol, between love, family and comedies (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

This Wednesday June 22, 2022, France 2 viewers will be able to find Karole Rocher in a powerful TV movie, “Comme des reines”. The actress plays the role of a mother overwhelmed by her daughter’s runaway. In real life, Karole Rocher is a happy and fulfilled woman, mother of four daughters whom she is raising in the cocoon of love formed with Thomas Ngijol.

A few days ago “Fratè” was released in dark rooms. A film co-directed by Karole Rocher and her eldest daughter Barabra Biancardini, with Thomas Ngijol in the lead role. A family affair since in life, Karole Rocher and Thomas Nigijol have been spinning the perfect love for many years now. And it all started (or almost) in the 90s, thanks to a music video!

Video. Thomas NGijol and Karole Rocher: Proud of their 8-year-old daughter Angelina, who has grown a lot!

Love at first sight on the small screen

If Karole Rocher is well known to the general public, with her successful roles as in the film “Polisse”, the actress of Corsican origin owes the start of her career to the greatest of luck. In 1995, it was in the street that she was spotted by a costume designer, and was chosen to play in the clip for the title of Princess Erika, “Faut qu’j’travaille”. Shot in black and white in the soft setting of La Ciotat, the video is enhanced by the talent of director Olivier Dahan. The young Karole Rocher then turns with Romain Duris, another star in the making of the video clip. It is moreover this participation which will allow the actress to access the world of cinema, in particular with her first major role in “The honor of my family”, a film by Rachid Bouchareb with Roshdy Zem.

During all this time, Thomas Ngijol has not yet been spotted by the famous producer Kader Aoun, who will open the doors of the Jamel Comedy Club to him. In 1995, when the music video for Princess Erika was released on our television screens, the comedian was captivated by the charisma of Karole Rocher: “I had seen her in 1995 in the clip for ‘Faut qu’j’travaille’ and then, nothing. What had become of this young girl? I no longer saw her. I was fixated, I was worried about her. I believe that my great search, the quest of my life for twenty years, was to find Karole” he confided with tenderness in 2016 in the columns of Paris Match. So, during all these years, Thomas Ngijol never stopped thinking about the face of his beauty. “Growing up, I had identified Romain Duris, he explained in 2019 on France 2, But I said to myself: ‘Why do I hear more about the girl? It annoyed me. It worked for me. “

It was not until the early 2010s that their paths finally crossed. In Paris Match, Karole Rocher had mentioned their “love at first sight”, when Thomas Ngijol remembered their “sublime meeting”: “Without going into details, I say in my show that I knelt down in front of her, and it’s true.” However, when the comedian met the actress, he did not immediately make the connection with the young woman he had seen years earlier in the Princess Erika clip! “It’s the magic, the oddity of life, there is someone who sent me on Facebook with lots of links to this clip,” he confided to Daphne Burki on France 2, explaining how the viewing this video, years later, made him realize that he had finally found the one that made him dream in the 90s!

The Happiness Family

When she met Thomas Ngijol, Karole Rocher was already the mother of two daughters, Barbara born in 1996 and Gina, born in 2001. “As soon as I assumed that I was deeply in love with Thomas, I had want us to build a family, a life. Like him, I had this desire for children very young, I often talked about it at school. I like my job, I have other centers of interest. But my great passion is to be with my children” she confided in the columns of Paris Match. In June 2014 it was therefore Angelina who came to enlarge the blended family, followed by the youngest of the clan, Carmen, born in December 2017.

A clan which, as the parents’ publications on Instagram prove, exudes happiness, joie de vivre and above all union. As soon as he entered Karole Rocher’s life, Thomas Ngijol forged very strong ties with his first two daughters. Two teenagers who of course had to be tamed, as the comedian chose to joke about in his many shows, but who very quickly adopted mom’s lover.

So that today, the alchemy is total. The proof with the film “Fratè”, co-directed by Barbara, the eldest of the tribe. “She is very talented. She did not arrive there totally parachuted. That she was with us, I felt in total confidence” declared Thomas Ngijol a few days ago on the set of C à vous, while he was invited along with Karole Rocher and Barbara Biancardini. “I am convinced that Thomas is my father!” launched the young woman. Something to melt Thomas Ngijol’s dad’s heart: “I didn’t think I’d say it tonight in C à vous but we’re formalizing paternity with my daughter. I don’t consider her my daughter-in-law, she’s my daughter. She takes care of her sisters, she is there at home… It’s the blood as they say!”

A passionate couple

And even when it comes to the professional side, Karole Rocher and Thomas Ngijol seem to evolve in perfect harmony. Already long before the film “Fratè”, the lovers had worked together for the comedy “Black Snake, the legend of the black snake” released in 2019 and in which they even gave each other the reply. However, there is no question of letting work encroach on family life. “What appeals to me the most about Thomas? It’s really very difficult. I see a sensitive person, I don’t see the comic, that’s his job, his armor. No, what appeals to me the most to crack, it’s Thomas with his daughters. With our daughters” then declared Karole Rocher on the set of “Clique”.

Video. Thomas Ngijol dad hen? His secrets about his daughters always with him

It is also on this same plateau that Thomas Ngijol had discovered the tender declaration of his companion a few days later. “It just confirms that love doesn’t make you stupid. I’ve never been so strong since I’ve been in a relationship and have children. I’m strong. I know where to stand, I know where is my life, and at some point it’s the culmination for everyone. That’s love: when you get married, you have your airlock, you have your security, you have a strong stuff, you want to build. […] I can testify that it made me strong“, he had reacted with emotion. Love, always.

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>> Fratè: Thomas Ngijol led by his daughter, “It was intimidating”

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