John-Casablancas

John Casablancas Interview
  • Interviewer:You're also the father of Julian Casablancas, lead singer of the Strokes...
  • (John interrupts him to say)
  • John C.:Yes, yes, I'm very proud of him!
  • Interviewer:Did you guys use to compete to see which one would get more women?
  • John C.:Actually, he did the exact opposite, he only had two girlfriends, and married his second one.
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First with son Julian, then with grandson Cal.

Rest in peace, John Casablancas, the man who brought Julian, my hero into the world. My heart goes out to Julian and his family, and to little Cal who will be missing his grandpa. I’m so fucking sad right now, this man fucking made Julian, the guy who literally saved my life, and now Julian doesn’t have him.

Rest in peace, The Strokes boys will take good care of him now <3

His parents had met in Paris, his mother was a model from Denmark; his Spanish father was setting up a modeling agency. They moved to New York where his father started the Elite model agency and a single son was born.
When he was about 7, his parents’ marriage fell apart. This is what he says about it: ‘Basically, when my parents got divorced… I don’t know… everything was, I don’t know… I’m not trying to say that’s like why… it’s just, they got divorced. My mum was fucking miserable and I just lived with her crying every day and that was my life, so I fucking didn’t hate my dad but – I don’t want to say that now because I get along with him now fine, but I did, I did.’

Did you see your father much?

‘No. I would see him sometimes, but I didn’t like the whole vibe of it because my mum was in hell. And I was living with my mum. And you know, walk into the bathroom and your mum’s fucking crying and you start crying and it just fucking sucks you know. Whatever…’

—  Julian Casablancas (The Face,2002)
Interview with John Casablancas
  • Interviewer:You're also the father of Julian Casablancas, lead singer of the Strokes...
  • (John interrupts him to say)
  • John Casablancas:Yes, yes, I'm very proud of him!
  • Interviewer:Did you guys use to compete to see which one would get more women?
  • John Casablancas:Actually, he did the exact opposite, he only had two girlfriends, and married his second one