While the Waltz King André Rieu (57) is
standing in the spotlight and
admired by millions, waves of secrecy surround his wife
Marjorie. One hears not much about her and only a
few know what she really looks like. Who is this shadow
woman who spends since 3O years her life with the Waltz
Elegantly he lets his bow glide over his violin.
classical melodies he bewitches his public with sparkly
What only a few suspect: the announcements of the magic
violinist do not spontaneously come out of his belly.
They are written by Marjorie Rieu (59),
since 31 years the force behind the legendary carrier of
the Dutch Star.
Marjorie Rieu- that is what she looks like
Marjorie Rieu- the mysterious
shadow woman, that almost nobody does knows, avoids the
lamp light. Glamour she dislikes. Rather she stands
behind the stage and oversees with Argus eyes that all
goes like clock work . Mrs. Rieu radiates a
natural authority. Nothing escapes her critical eye.
When she purses her lips, something is not to her
liking. Behind the scene, the glamour factor equals zero. Accordingly she is discreetly dressed and
made up, just a little lipstick and some rouge, modern
pop glasses and the typically curly hair she wears so
simple for many years.
Marjorie Rieu- that is how big her power
is. The impression deceives: Marjorie is the boss
of the undertaking Rieu. During big concerts are
up to 5OO people working on and behind the stage. Mrs.
Rieu has the reigns strongly in her hands. She
oversees every detail. When she orders something, it can
be that employees awesome answer with: "Oui mon général"
Yes my general. Marjorie Rieu does not leave
the carrier of her husband to chance. For TV shows she
has been known to even pick out the table cloth and
Behind every successful man is a strong woman, as the
proverb says. That is fitting especially to the couple
Rieu because private life and business are not to
That the love of his youth , with whom André is
married for 31 years plays the most important role in
his life, he is admitting. "Our success is due to my
wife who was from the beginning not only with it but
also mainly is part of it." It fits the character of
Marjorie Rieu that she even plays down this comment
of her husband. "The glory belongs alone to my husband,
I am only working in the back ground." That modesty is
also the reason why she never wants to be photographed
with her darling husband.
Marjorie and André Rieu- so
The domestic felicity of André
and Marjorie functions thanks to a recipe with
which both are in agreement: "We both respect each other
and we give our self free room." That we are separated
because of my many trips, makes our love only more
tender and beautiful", says André. Marjorie
nods " That is how we can rediscover ourselves again.
That is so much nicer than the every day old marriage
Is the women's idol who likes to flirt and is adored
from female admires all over the globe a faithful
husband? André Rieu smiles eloquent and lets out
that he is by nature rather shy and timid and therefore
he could withstand temptations.....
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