He gave a kick-off for the new TV season tonight, Thursday 6/10 Angela Gerekou to Nikos Hatzinikolaou and the show “Face to face».
The well-known actress reveals unknown aspects of her marriage with Toli Voskopoulos15 months after his death, while confessing why he decided to return to television.
Angela Gerekou flips through the album with rare moments from her life and marriage with Tolis Voskopoulos. The popular actress talks about their meeting and reveals what hurt him the most.
The fact that we wanted to be together prevailed
“What I understood and felt was that it had to happen, this meeting was blessed, he needed it very much and finally I needed it too. It was a karmic encounter, at a critical moment for his own life. I at that time was at a point where I wanted to get very professional, but it was a catalyst and it didn’t take long to understand that it was fatal. Tolis was reborn and with them I too experienced things that I had never experienced in my life. We stayed together for 25 years, I am grateful, despite the difficult times we lived through. Mary also came, who was most blessed and holy for this relationship, she gave us a connection that nothing could break.”
“When I was 12 years old. My dad listened to a lot of music and among the artists he loved was Tolis. When I heard his voice on the records, I felt that I was moved, his voice, the soul that came out of that voice matched my own mental world and I was connected in a way with him and with a platonic love, without ever being interested to meet him. But I always learned about him and wanted him to be well.
During the period when Tolis was not well, mainly in his personal life but also in general, I felt sad, I didn’t want to see him like that. One fateful evening, we met in a common group for dinner, something magical happened there. That’s where the journey began, despite the misgivings at the beginning, the feeling was so strong and the fact prevailed that we wanted to be together,” confessed Angela Gerekou with emotion.
“It scared me that even though I was a prominent person, I kept my personal life guarded and I was low-key and soft-spoken. Tolis was the opposite, not because he sought it but it was his way of life and he had all the lights on him. All this exposure that already existed about the situation he was experiencing and his own problems both personally and financially, raised a very big cloud of publicity and exposure that stressed me out and I also saw things that made me very sad. But it prevailed that we wanted to be together”, added Angela Gerekou.
Their daughter, Maria Voskopoulou
“Maraki came into the world a little earlier and we were afraid that things would not go well. She was a fighter from the first moment. There we both felt how vulnerable we were to something we couldn’t control together. These were our first difficult ones, which brought the three of us closer together.
“They did not respect what Tolis had given with his soul”
Finally, Angela Gerekou did not hesitate to reveal the complaint of Tolis Voskopoulos shortly before he passed away, something he did not want to talk about.
“I don’t know if I should say what I’m going to say, but if I don’t say it now, when should I say it? In other words, all these years I and Tolis have been silent. Now that he’s gone I can say that, yes, he was hurt. He was hurt by his country, by the State, by our legal system, by our judicial system.
He was hurt by many injustices done to him. He was hurt by the journalists, the mass media, the news bulletins, the broadcasts that were made and others respected but also many others did not respect what Tolis was and how much he had given with his soul to his area and to the people. A man, who now yes I will say it and I still didn’t know this very well, but when he left people kept coming and telling me about it, who gave silently. He quietly helped anyone in need, anyone who lost their home and was auctioned off the next day, any child who had a problem with addictive substances. It was helping, helping, helping.”
“Regarding the money, while he was one of the highest paid, he had no practical connection. He was surrounded by people who really loved him and could manage a little, he was doing well. There were negative people around him who wanted to take advantage of him, it wasn’t going well. So when the tax issue broke out, it was ten years ago in the courts. How and why the political world also took it out then, yes I want to say it because I believe it, through the journalists, that suddenly “the husband of the politician Angela owes money to the tax office” as if it was unprecedented.
The one from 2004 when I was asked to stand down as an MP was the first thing I said. “He has tax courts, does that bother him?” to assure me no. So let’s say it now, it was the consequence of a divorce in a bad way because I saw it and lived it with him. It was also a consequence due to the naivety and purity of Tolis, who had a childish soul in all of this and I say this on the basis of knowledge, that he signed a power of attorney and said “manage my name and what I do, as you wish”. The result was that all his property was confiscated by the state,” explained Angela Gerekou.