She is one of the most famous showgirls, she married a champion and is one of the most followed Italians on the web. But in the spotlight Melissa Satta had to face envy and hatred, virtual and beyond.
Melissa Satta she is one that goes fast. Ten minutes of conversation with her is worth half an hour, there are so many things she can say and the questions she tries to guess even before you have them in mind.
Thirty-one years old, ponytailed hair, jeans, sneakers and an agenda where he puts television (Tiki Taka, the sports talk show of Italia Uno), fashion, advertising, great presence on social media. And most importantly, his family: Maddox, 3, with Las Palmas midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, 30, whom Melissa married last summer.Should I call her Ms. Boateng? I saw that on her Instagram profile she also uses her husband's surname.“I consider it a tribute, because I know he cares a lot. In Germany, where he was born, wives legally leave their surname for that of their husband. Kevin couldn't believe this didn't happen in Italy. And so I decided to do this for him."
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Has marriage changed many things in your life?"All and nothing. Perhaps it gave me a little more security, the idea of being inside a project. But my idea of Kevin, my relationship with him are always the same. So much so that I still call him “my boyfriend” ». Do you, on the other hand, feel like a "wife"?"Sure, I am and I feel it."And he writes it on Instagram. Are social media your showcase or something more? I mean: a way to show who she is, for real.«I post a lot of myself, but not everything. I like to share everything about my work and only something of my private life, but not all of my life. For example: now on Instagram it is used a lot to make “Instagram Stories”, videos of what you are doing or seeing. Here: I don't like them. I rarely use them, I find they are a form of communication that exposes you a little too much. I am social and reserved. And this is not a contradiction, this is me ».
His family has a somewhat complicated life. She and Maddox are based in Milan, where she works on TV every Monday, while her husband is in Spain. When do you see each other?“Whenever we can. We decided to make a "den" in Milan to give our son a fixed point: we took a house, we furnished it and we enrolled Maddox in a school. He and I live here and, for about ten days a month, we fly to Spain, to Kevin”.Complicated?“I admit, it's not that easy. Not even for someone like me, used to going fast. But I try to make everything work, with a certain serenity. It often happens that Maddox wants to be with her father. He says, "I want dad home, right away." So I explain well where, how and when we will all be together again. I have been doing it since the day of his birth: I tell him everything, as if he were an adult. I am convinced that he has always understood perfectly. Children, even very young ones, hear the meaning of words well before they learn to speak. I tell my son where I am going, what time I am back, what he will do in the meantime, what I will do and what we will do together when I am home again. I think these explanations reassure him. In fact, he is a serene child. I'm trying to raise him calm, self-confident ».Like her, I would say. Where does all this confidence come from that you can read on your face?"From me".Doesn't the gaze of others matter?"That? You never know if it's sincere. You have to look inside yourself to give yourself strength and courage ».
You recently warned, through a letter from your lawyer, from publishing a fake news, bounced on the web.“A fool wrote on Instagram that I went on the air without underwear. And many sites, even apparently serious newspapers, had taken up this thing. This terrible thing. '
How did she feel?"Violated. And look, I'm a tough guy. I know that anyone who makes television has to suffer a lot. At the beginning I suffered a lot, now I have broad shoulders, I am an adult woman, I have my life, I know the things that matter well. When this nonsense about me came out, I thought I'd let it go. I said to myself: they are stupid, they don't deserve attention and time. But you know what the web is like, right? Everything bounces endlessly and avalanche: headlines, allusions, lies became increasingly vulgar and unbearable ".Why put up with them, then?"Indeed. I understand that no one protects me. On the contrary: no one protects us women. We have to do it alone ». An important battle.“There are girls who put themselves on social media without knowing that they are throwing themselves to sharks. They don't understand that anyone can see your photos and then write anything about you. Whoever hasn't been there doesn't know how difficult it is to read falsehoods written and posted by people who don't know you, but who can exert devastating power over you. you, and hurt you. I put myself in the shoes of other women, even those who can't resist the wave of mud and maybe think they can get it over with. It happened, we know, unfortunately this also happened ».Perhaps all women should say it more often: "No, you can't do this, say or write about me.""There are still people who treat a girl who wears a miniskirt as bad. I am one who has never undressed. I chose not to make calendars, because it has always seemed important to me to grant myself a form of respect, of modesty. But do you think my son has to read some nonsense about me in the future? 'I like the passion with which he talks about this topic. And the pace: in bursts. Are you always running, Melissa?"Since I was born, life won't change me."
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But where is he who wants to go?“I look forward and look up. I always try to grow. I divide myself between TV, fashion, advertising campaigns, events. Recently also beauty, with a collaboration with Avon: they are their face for the cosmetics brand mark. ».Does she wear a lot of makeup?«Not in everyday life: I choose the soap and water style. But I like to transform myself for a special day or evening. Playing with colors. Draw me a different face. I love doing it on myself and also on my friends: it fascinates me a lot to see how much make-up can recreate a face, a person ».Is her dark and intense gaze her strong point?“I don't know what my best part is. I don't even wonder. I'm fine with myself, I'm at peace with who I am. Actually, as a girl I was a tomboy, one who only felt at ease when she played football and peeled her knees. Then I had a transition period, I didn't feel like meat or fish. I was very thin, without breasts, I didn't know who I was. So tall and so flat I looked like a surfboard and felt different from all the others. I was no longer the wild girl playing football and I was not yet a woman aware of her femininity. Then I did it, I matured: I realized that I was beautiful, that I could like and like myself. I became me, I gave myself a title ».
What title?"Crazy! But not only that: I am very confident, very determined, very proud. One who gets bored quickly. Even myself, I hate routine ».A risk when you are a married woman.«A risk that I don't run. My life and that of my husband are so complicated that boredom is the least of our problems as a couple. I go in, he goes out, then we go home and we go out together, then he leaves and I stay, after which I leave, and so on. For now, every day is different from the other. Sometimes I even dream of it, boredom in my family life ».
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Is she someone that women like?"It depends, someone envies me."Doesn't that happen to her?“No, I admire, but I don't envy. I think: "I would like to be like that too, to know how to do what she does". But even more, I want to be myself ».She and her husband work in two very competitive environments."Of course. There is always someone who can arrive and take your place in an instant: it is stimulating, but it is tiring. TV, for example, is a world that is relatively easy to enter, but to stay in? It is very difficult. You can last less than a second ».
What do you remember of yourself at the beginning, as a strip of the news?"I was closed, suspicious."Not that she's very trustworthy now."It's true, but then I was terrible, I closed myself up like a hedgehog, I protected myself." What changed it?«Life, trust in me. And a husband who is a warm, loving person. One who would embrace the world ».
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