Victor Hugo married the girl next door, AdÃ¨le Foucher. Hugo’s mother, Sophie, was against the match but after her death he married AdÃ¨le on October 14 1822. They had five children together. In 1830, after their youngest daughter (named AdÃ¨le ) was born the elder AdÃ¨le told Hugo that she didn’t want anymore children which was code for no more sex. Both Hugo and the AdÃ¨le took lovers. However it was the expulsion from AdÃ¨le bed’s that was the inspiration for Phoebus‘ tragic fate of getting married Notre Dame de Paris.
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