Since 2017, every day has been a wake-up call for Joy. Every morning when she wakes up, she realizes that her father is no more. That her father will never come back. And if it’s part of life, there are days when it’s more complicated to manage. Young adolescence therefore does not hesitate to use social networks to talk about it.
Joy’s birthday message to her father
Those who follow Joy Hallyday know that she regularly speaks of her father. She has not decided to do like some people who refuse to talk about missing persons. His pain does not change. On the contrary, perhaps talking about the man in her life helps her to move on, to get better. And like all of the rocker’s children, June 15 was a special day for her. And for good reason, it was his father’s birthday. On social networks, she obviously wanted to pay tribute to him.
« Happy birthday my loving dad. I love you for life. It is thanks to you and mom that I am who I am today. Your humor, your jokes, your generosity, your voice, your songs that you sang to me, and I miss the love you had for mom, Jade and I. Every day I listen to your songs and I think of the most cherished times we spent together in your office watching movies, making jokes and laughing all 4 with mom and Jade. I hope you’re doing well up there and having a good time. We 4 for life forever without anyone else ».
Johnny Hallyday misses his daughter, she makes it known
Like all young people of her age, Joy Hallyday is active on the social network Tik Tok. And like all young people her age, she uses it partly as a diary. But a newspaper that no longer has anything intimate since anyone can read it. She took advantage of a recent video to post to write heartbreaking words referencing her father: A year where I would like to return? Any before 2017 ».
Fans have understood that she was referring to the year her father lost his life. The years may pass, but the mourning she faces on a daily basis is not always easy. Especially when his life is publicized and his father is present everywhere: on posters, on albums, in films, documentaries, reports… Especially since his mother, Laeticia Hallyday, is actively working to bring the singer’s posthumous career to life.
It must not be easy for children to live with the ghost of their father. The latter is both too present, and totally absent.
A new home to start over
The omnipresence of Johnny Hallyday in posters and photos does not pose a problem for the family. On the other hand, Laeticia Hallyday felt the visceral need to move. At the time, it seemed essential to him to succeed in his mourning. Because everything in her house reminds her of the man she loves, but has lost. And if her daughters might not have accepted, they welcomed the announcement of the move.
« They saw me so unhappy, they carried my pain for several years and they couldn’t mourn. So they started to grieve with this move (…) We moved not far from the old house, we keep the same habits« .
In the family stories that followed, Joy has in any case chosen her side. And this is his mother’s camp. While she shares a photo in tribute to her father where we discover him with his wife, and his two daughters (Joy therefore, but also Jade), the youngest of the family writes the following words: “ Only the four of us forever“. The message sent to Laura Smet and David Hallyday is very clear.