May 12th, 2010

Noémie Lenoir: Well Wishes

Suicide attemptAs word quickly travels around the world, we reluctantly report that Noémie Lenoir allegedly attempted to take her own life this past Sunday. We were both shocked and saddened to learn of this news, and, before we continue, we urge those who are suffering from depression to seek help through a support network like The Samaritans.

The French supermodel was found unconscious in a shaded area of a park in La Celle-Saint-Cloud. After a passer-byer called for help, firefighters were first to the scene and transported Lenoir to a local hospital.

What transpired beforehand is anyone’s guess, although there are several news outlets recounting a similar series of events:

- Noémie was with ex-husband, Claude Makélélé, at his house in Paris. The suicide attempt came one week after Makélélé and Lenoir had staged their reconciliation in public, appearing together in the festivities celebrating the Coupe de France.

- At some point, she ingested a lethal cocktail of drugs – it has been inferred that the drugs were her prescription medications. Drugs were also found next to her body after she passed out beneath a tree in the park, but the nature of said “drugs” has not been 100% confirmed.

- One of the two parties present rang the Police Nationale – i.e. the French police – to call for help; that request was later cancelled by Noémie.

- Soon thereafter, she fled the home without warning.

- No details concerning the whereabouts of the couple’s five-year-old son,Keylan, have been reported and Noémie’s PR people are not commenting on the story at this time. The Police Nationale are reporting that Lenoir is no longer an imminent danger to herself or those around her.

Our thoughts are with the family at this time.

In the above photo, Noémie Lenoir posed for the paps at the Amfar (American Foundation for AIDS research) gala in Milan on September 28, 2009. Image via AFP Photo/Getty Images.

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24 Responses to “Noémie Lenoir: Well Wishes”

  1. Ana;) says:

    It's so sad to hear about something like this. I hope noemie is able to get the support she needs in order to feel better and recover. I'm sure she has support from her family. Hopefully her little boy will help her recognise she has all to live for.

  2. Laurelle says:

    I'm so shocked! She's such a beautiful lady. Hopefully she will get some support and get better soon.

  3. beri says:

    Oh no…this is so sad. I hope she finds the strength to overcome her demons. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Thea says:

    Hope the media leaver her alobe to sort her problems out. More and more you get to think that a WAG’s life is not all is cracked up to be, there’s a high price.

  5. Missy Manchester says:

    Guess it just goes to show you that a pretty face and lovely clothes do not a happy life make. :(

    So saddened by this news …I hope she gets and stays healthy…and that she receives the support/care she obviously needs.

    I don’t know who said this…but I find there’s truth in the following statement:
    …Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem…

    • NandosGirl says:

      My sentiments precisely. Behind a pretty face there is often so much turmoil…

      So sad. I sincerely hope for her health and well-being.

  6. DutchGooner says:

    Depression is VERY SERIOUS and i hope PEOPLE will get help before they do something like suicide, THERE IS HELP OUT THERE it doesnt matter if your beautiful, rich, famous person in the whole world, mental health doesnt discriminate. It could’ve been a combination of things and i hope for the sake of her son that Naomi is getting the adequate help and the PRIVACY to do so in her own time, i hope she gets through this dark moment and have all her loved ones around her for support she needs a strong outlet right now :(

  7. Michaella says:

    This is awful, she’s such a great woman with a beautiful child. I really hope she gets well soon and is able to take care of her beautiful baby x

  8. suzie says:

    I’m in shock……..much love and best wished to her and her family.

  9. bitterlemon says:

    I LOVE YOU, NOEMIE!!! God will see her through this.

  10. HJ says:

    terrible. especially if you have a child. no wonder some religions ban committing suicide :(

  11. Ella says:

    How terrible! I hope she is able to get the help she needs quickly. And I especially hope her child is well and in a loving, safe environment during this difficult time.

  12. KatiGaray says:

    wow this is so sad, hope she gets better hey!!! GodSpeed!! Kiss Kiss!!

  13. liv says:

    This is a very sad news! It must be a chronic depression then; she would naver attempt to take her own life and leave her son on this earth without his mother. Good luck to you Nomie during this time in your life!

  14. MrsNesta says:

    So sad to hear this and hope now Noémie will get the love, support and help she needs and that she is given the privacy to do so for the sake of herself and her son.

    Thanks Kickette for mentioning the Samaritans (08457 90 90 90) and putting your statement of urging others to seek help in the first paragraph.

  15. Molly says:

    OMG this is awful :( ! I really hope Noemie gets the help she needs!

  16. Jelly Bean says:

    Get well soon Naomie, and thanks Kickette for referencing the Samaritans.

  17. MissB says:

    OMG! am so shocked. Please keep us posted on her progress.

  18. Venice says:

    So sorry to hear about this. It goes to show depression is a very real and very serious condition anyone could suffer from, no matter how rich or beautiful they are. I hope she recovers well for the sake of herself and her loved ones, and that she copes with whatever demons are haunting her.

    • LuvinBale says:

      So true. Money and fame do not buy happiness. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

      • klyn312 says:

        my thoughts exactly. Stay strong Noémie, there is always a light at the end, there is always anonymous help to reach out to and most of all , you owe it to yourself and your son. No one else. and no one is sayin it is easy, but it IS worth it. sending you all the best.

  19. Merel says:

    I was shocked when I first read it.

    I hope Noemie get's well and will look for help. Her son is too young to lose it's mother. And she is too young to be gone from this world.

  20. tammyv says:

    Get well soon… My thoughts and prayers or with her, her family, and friends.

  21. Lucy says:

    omg so terrible! :(