why did she insist on keeping her ex-husband's name?

why did she insist on keeping her ex-husband’s name?

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Adriana Karembeu’s name has become her trademark. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Adriana Karembeu is back on the small screen this Tuesday, July 12, 2022 alongside Michel Cymes, in the program “The extraordinary powers of the human body”. The former model turned host is still known by the name of her ex-husband, Christian Karembeu, from whom she has been separated for many years. But why did she refuse to change her surname?

The love story between Adriana Karembeu and Christian Karembeu marked the 90s. charm. So much so that the sportsman decides to separate his companion Estelle, with whom he has just had a little girl, Ines, to fall into the arms of the pretty blonde. Two years later, shortly after France won the 1998 Men’s Football World Cup, they passed the ring on their finger.

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Adriana Karembeu makes a name for herself

Far from remaining in the shadow of the man whose life she shares, Adriana Karembeu is known in several areas, strong in her modeling career. Actress and host, she is also a committed woman, notably alongside the French Red Cross, Reporters Without Borders and as an ambassador for women’s football for the French Football Federation. But in 2011, after 15 years of love, 13 years of union and four years loaded with rumors of separation, the couple divorced.

“When my husband stopped playing, he started living at 300 an hour, and I couldn’t keep up. We got lost without doing it on purpose. We couldn’t find each other I’m 39 and need stability. He wasn’t there. We didn’t have a couple life anymore. Let’s say that we evolved differently and that we no longer have the same needs. Everyone must continue their own way. I preferred to leave so as not to ruin everything, not to damage our memories”, she confided to Paris Match. And, among the memories that she wanted to keep, is the name of the one who is now her ex-husband.

A situation that displeases Christian Karembeu

This choice, she had explained in 2018 to Closer: “At home, in Slovakia, a divorced woman keeps her married name for life, unless she remarries. I admit that I do not really know what to do. Everyone knows me by this name, but I no longer have the same link with my ex-husband. It’s so illogical…” For his part, Christian Karembeu did not hide his dissatisfaction in the columns of the Swiss daily Le Matin. “I’m the first to say basta. I’ve always wanted to have a cordial relationship and I think there’s no animosity between us, but yes it bothers me a lot.”

Especially since since June 2014, she has been married to André Ohanian, a businessman of Armenian origin, with whom she had a little girl, Nina, who will soon celebrate her four years. But this new marriage does not change much in the situation: Adriana Karembeu is known by this name, not by that of Adriana Sklenaříková or Adriana Ohanian…

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