The actor and cabaret artist Ottfried Fischer (66) married his longtime partner Simone Brandlmeier (49). The two said yes in a very small context, as he told the “Bild” newspaper.
«I always knew that I wanted to marry Simone. But the Corona crisis made this sign of solidarity particularly important to us. »
The civil wedding took place last Friday in Passau, Lower Bavaria. Other media had previously speculated about it. The couple had announced the wedding at the end of January. The topic was a little "threatening" in the room, he said at the time.
Fischer and his partner have been together for 13 years and live in Passau. According to the report, 15 relatives and friends attended the small celebration. The corona regulations would have accompanied the day. "Of course, during the entire day, even at our private party, we carefully paid attention to the corona protection of ourselves and our guests," quoted "Bild" the actor. "In order to avoid misunderstandings, however, we removed the mouthguard when I said yes."
The cabaret artist, who suffered from Parkinson's, also dedicated his autobiographical volume of stories published last autumn to his partner. The couple moved from Munich to Passau in 2017, where they inherited their grandparents' house. Brandlmeier made this move and a "decent life, away from the sanatoriums, in a real home" possible.
Fischer is famous for appearances in, for example, the Sat.1 crime series "Der Bulle von Tölz", in the ARD crime series "Pfarrer Braun" or as Sir Quickly in the cult TV series "Irgendwie und anyway", which was launched on Bavarian Radio in 1986 . Several years ago, Fischer made his Parkinson's disease public and was combative.