André Rieu appears cheerful and cheerful on stage. He enthusiastically brings harmony to his orchestra and treats the crowd more than once to an unforgettable musical journey. But that cheerfulness did not come into his life automatically. After a difficult childhood, this required many hours of therapy.
He wanted to start a family with his great love Marjorie, but they both soon agreed that before they started having children, they should first go to therapy to help them come to terms with their difficult childhood. Because Marjorie had also missed a lot in her strict religious upbringing. Marjorie’s parents were almost even stricter than André’s. However, cleaning up their, as André calls it, ‘psychological mess’ was not easy. “That took years. But we are still happy every day that we did that. It has made us look at life very differently than when we lived at home,” the waltz king is certain. He therefore advises anyone who is still struggling with his or her past to also seek therapy. “Otherwise you will carry anger and regret with you for the rest of your life.”