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Michelle: She was an unloved child

Michelle did not have it easy in life
Photo: Universal Music / Wolfgang Wilde

My hard way to happiness - Part 6

She trusted the wrong men, and her career robbed her of all her strength

How fragile happiness is. None experienced this as painfully as pop star Michelle . Even her start in life was dramatic!

She was a six-month child. The singer: "I had the umbilical cord around my neck, I had severe jaundice. I stayed in the clinic for seven months. My incubator was the biggest nursery I've ever had. "

Michelle, the preemie. A tender being who needed special attention. But the warmth of an intact family, she could never experience the power of security: "My childhood was hell!" In her memory she hears doors slamming, parents screaming. Her father beat her, her mother drank. Michelle: "She usually failed to make us a breakfast." And when the father quarreled with Mama, "we were shaking in bed with fear." The marriage of the parents failed. She came to the father. He had a new wife. Michelle : "But she just wanted him, not us."

Do not want to be. She never let go of that feeling. Michelle tore off. A cry for help at 16. After a week she was back. "My dad said, 'Now you survived a week without me. Now you can move out. ' With these words he put me out the door. "

She moved to a friend. She sang Schlager, sang of great emotions. The love came with her first husband, the "wind" singer Albert Oberloher (today 47). In 1995, in 1996, her first daughter was born, CĂ©line.

Michelle : "I gave all my love, my strength to this baby, because I never had that as a child. I totally forgot about my husband, totally neglected him. "

She fell in love with a musician. She gave him half of her house. He only wanted money. She met Matthias Reim (today 52) and believed he was the right person. After three months she was pregnant. When daughter Marie was born, he stayed just a quarter of a year.

The singer suffered, weighed only 40 pounds. When she was enthusiastic about "Who loves love" at the Grand Prix in 2001, she was "deeply saddened. I really loved Matthias. "

The singer suffered, weighed only 40 pounds. When she was enthusiastic about "Who loves love" at the Grand Prix in 2001, she was "deeply saddened. I really loved Matthias. "

But: Michelle found what she always longed for: a family! Her happiness in her second marriage, with Josef Shitawey (47), describes her as follows: "There is nothing like a harmonious family life. I owe that to my husband, who stands behind me like a rock in the surf. "

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