Thomas Gottschalk: son comments for the first time on the separation of his parents

Thomas Gottschalk: son comments for the first time on the separation of his parents
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Thomas Gottschalk together with his girlfriend Katharina Mroß at a film premiere.Image: imago images

Thomas Gottschalk has shaped the German television landscape as a presenter for a good 40 years. With shows like “Thommy’s Pop Show”, “Well, something like that” and above all “Wetten, dass..?” Gottschalk blossomed into a spectator favourite. He can currently be seen on the successful RTL show “Because they don’t know what’s happening” with Barbara Schöneberger and Günther Jauch.

There was a big change in Gottschalk’s private life in 2019: three years ago he and his then wife Thea announced their separation after 43 years of marriage. After that he met Karina Mroß. In an interview, Gottschalk’s eldest son Roman spoke for the first time about how he experienced love.

Roman Gottschalk gives first interview

Thomas and Thea Gottschalk have two sons. The first son was born in 1982 and the Gottschalks adopted another son seven years later. So far, the moderator has kept his children out of the public eye, so this surprise was all the nicer. Roman Gottschalk gave his first interview with his father and also accompanied the 72-year-old on the red carpet.

With regard to his parents’ separation, the 39-year-old admitted to “Exclusive Weekend” in an interview with Frauke Ludowig:

“It was a shock at first.”

After a short time, however, it became clear to him that everyone had to find out for themselves how to deal with it. He didn’t want to stand in his father’s way, he clarified in this context. “I see that my father is happy”he also said.

And Thomas Gottschalk added: “I informed the two of them first. I took them into my confidence. I saw that as my duty.” He also approached his sons at the time with a request: “You have to stay with mom. You both have to close the gap I left. That’s your job.”

Gottschalk: “The time was just right”

How well Roman Gottschalk and his father’s girlfriend get along could now be seen at an event. The film “Die Supernasen” with Thomas Gottschalk and Mike Krüger came out 40 years ago and became a cult hit. The two celebrated the anniversary of the strip in a big way together with numerous guests at the Wörthersee.

Thomas Gottschalk was accompanied by his partner Karina and his son Roman. As a trio, they also posed for the photographers and beamed into the cameras. And like every proud dad, Gottschalk was happy to finally be able to introduce his son to everyone. He commented to the “Abendzeitung München”:

“A big moment for us. The time was just right for it.”

Soon you will see Roman Gottschalk again on the red carpet, because he is currently shooting a documentary about his famous dad. “My father was always my role model. Through the work I hope to get even closer to him”he said.


Father’s Day was celebrated in the United States on Sunday. Some celebrities took this as an opportunity to give private insights into family life, to post cute children’s photos and to share public praise – Heidi Klum’s daughter Leni is one of them.

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