„[Claude Lelouch] has always told me : "Madame, you shall be my widow!" I married him thinking that he had learned something from life. Big mistake: he gets married and sires children like he drinks a glass of water! … Claude is a man with an oversized ego. Just as he wishes to always be the master of the situation, he acts like a dictator and everyone has to agree with him. I, on the contrary, always told him the truth...“
— Alessandra Martines
L'ex-femme de Claude Lelouch se livre dans Gala http://www.gala.fr/l_actu/on_ne_parle_que_de_ca/alessandra_martines_pourquoi_j_ai_divorce_186183#xtor=RSS-12, Gala.fr, August 2009.