The Netherlands for a longer period of time through the story Hello Goodbye couple Gerard and Jantina
When Joris meets Gerard and Jantina, they are waiting for their daughter from Florida, who lives there. Going to America yourself is not an option, since Gerard has Alzheimer’s. In the fragment from 2018 Jantina that she is very happy that their daughter is coming home, although she is also very afraid that Gerard will not tell her anymore. While Jantina can’t hold back her tears, her husband doesn’t feel like it at all. †See you later alligator, after ‘while crocodile’he keeps repeating.
In the past four years, Jantina and de Joris have held. Thanks in part to her openness, Alzheimer’s disease has become more open to discussion. Gerard died when the presenter found her for the special. “I don’t want to go overboard, but it happens anyway,” says Jantina.
Gerard was and is her great love. When Joris then asks how Gerard was doing after the shooting at Schiphol, she explains that it was impossible to keep at home. “It was so tiring. So he went to a nursing home.” Although she is a huge fog every day, Jantina is convinced to see him again. “I’m waiting for him. I even keep his costumes in the closet for when he comes back and is behind the door (…) That makes me a little happy.”
RTL Boulevard recently with the presenter about the special episode, his career and marriage. Watch the video below: