At this point, they’re Paris’s most glamorous couple. However, a year after their flash wedding in Vegas, the whirlwind romance is beginning to show signs of strain. Together with Serge Gainsbourg, she famously records ‘Je t'aime moi non-plus’ – and begins a secret affair. Bardot pleads with Gainsbourg not to release the song; he agrees, and will later record the song with Jane Birkin, making musical history. Bardot’s marriage to Sachs, however, doesn’t last so long: it comes to an end in 1968, before the divorce is finalised in October 1969.
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