This lady marries a rich man 25 years older than her… However, when he passes, here is what the woman said…

Money is without a doubt important to support a nice lifestyle, yet this does not necessarily translate to happiness. The most priceless times in our lives have little to do with money, if anything at all.

A gorgeous Parisian named Sandrine Devillard was the owner of four companies in her own nation, one of which was a real estate firm. The blonde-haired woman was always immaculately dressed, exuding elegance in her expensive garb.

She was accustomed to living in opulence, which complemented her alluring nature. However, in the French Alpine village of Puy-Saint-Pierre, there was a gap-toothed, eccentric farmer by the name of Marcel Amphoux.

Amphoux decided to reside near Puy-Saint-Pierre, close to the significant ski resort of Serre-Chevalier in southeast France, despite owning five homes on valuable land. According to a French newspaper, he lived a bearish lifestyle.

The property owned by Marcel was worth millions because of its wonderful position. When Sandrine first met him, she told him that she wanted to buy his farm and that she was aware of this. The cottages might be extremely valuable if they were turned into villas.

The hermit owned the huts, but he was never concerned about their prospective earnings. Even the residents paid extremely low rent for their apartments. Amphoux therefore declined to sell the land, much to Devillard’s dismay.

In an effort to make things better, the alluring Parisian woman asked him out on a date. Surprisingly, the eccentric bachelor, who rode a bike everywhere and claimed to talk to aliens, was entranced by her attractiveness.

After a brief romance, the unexpected marriage was announced, surprising the entire hamlet. Despite Sandrine’s assurances that she loved Marcel with all of her heart, the villagers didn’t find any of her statements to be believable.

Amphoux and Devillard were wed in the town hall of Puy-Saint-Pierre, which had only 500 residents and was surrounded by snow-capped peaks, on a cold, sunny day in September 2011.

Sandrine was carrying a bouquet of flowers and wearing a mauve silk dress. Her exquisite clothing was enhanced by her fine jewelry. Marcel was dressed in a gray suit, a vest, a mauve silk tie, and his worn-out floppy hat.

The Alpine villagers, however, jeered the entire wedding ceremony. Devillard, who had no relation to the area, was the target of their enmity. Jacques, one of the villagers, said:

People jeered and booed. Everyone felt that Sandrine was simply chasing Marcel’s assets and money because they knew Marcel so well.

Many people believed that the blonde realtor was manipulating the scruffy landowner for her own financial gain. The honeymoon for the pair was planned to be in Paris, but Amphoux left alone after grumbling that he detested the city.

The newlyweds continued to communicate, but their union was still viewed with suspicion. However, Sandrine came up with a brilliant scheme to convince Marcel of her love and to stifle the speculators.

She released a music video in April 2012 in which she performed the song “L’appel Du Soleil” (The Call of the Sun). Devillard may be seen dancing on the mountain meadows in the video.

In the final seconds of the video, Amphoux and Devillard were seen kissing when he approached from behind wearing a sweatshirt. The gorgeous Parisian was transformed in the song video from a city dweller to a rural housewife. Then, Sandrine disclosed:

Marcel is a prehistoric or possibly Middle Ages man. I truly am a Parisian. There, I still reside. But whenever I can, I travel to see my hubby.

In a June 2012 interview with a neighborhood newspaper, Amphoux discussed his marriage and his friendship with Devillard. He also acknowledged that he hadn’t heard from his wife in a while.

In addition, the affluent farmer said, “I’m frightened of losing everything.”

In an automobile accident in November 2012, Marcel was ki lled when his vehicle slid down a gully in the mist. Both the driver and the other passenger, who were Devillard pals, made it through.

Later, the driver was put on trial for manslaughter but was found not guilty. The “Hermit of the Alps'” funeral was attended by the entire community. The attractive widow, who was 25 years her junior, also attended the solemn event.

In order to display her love for her late husband, Sandrine is claimed to have thrown herself onto Amphoux’s grave while wearing all-black clothing. However, the villagers persisted in making derogatory remarks about the Parisian woman. Jacques remembered:

People kept telling Sandrine that they were angry with her.

It was believed that Devillard would be entitled to her wealthy husband’s inheritance under French law. But everything changed in 2016 when Amphoux’s last will and testament, which had been scrawled on the back of an envelope, was uncovered.

He had specified in his will that he wanted his money to go to a cousin and that the current renters should receive the cottages. The wealthy hermit must have been anything but innocent because he left his young and attractive wife with nothing.

The will’s legitimacy was disputed by an enraged Sandrine, who asserted that it wasn’t written in Marcel’s handwriting. She also alleged that the new heirs had violated her trust and had even tried to extort her.

But according to handwriting specialists, Amphoux penned the will, according to prosecutor Raphael Balland. The lady’s charges were thus disproven.

Devillard, on the other hand, was accused of lying to her husband and even of hatching a conspiracy to have him ki lled. Until the very end, she was unable to win the villagers’ hearts.