Ronnie October and his husband Jan Jochems his fifty years together. “I always say: a relationship is like silver, if you don’t brush then it becomes dull and dark. It is not always a bed of roses. Especially health problems heels in.”
Both October as Jochems have a lot to endure.
“My heart problems, cancer, the disease Ménière, Jan a cerebral infarction, surgery for his congested veins, and our mutual parents that within a year we lost. In these moments you need each other,” says the 72-year-old October at The Telegraph.
“Jan is always there for me, he is loyal, sweet, caring and especially protective. Straightforward, says what he thinks and that mischievous eyes, I am there until the day of today in love with.”
The singer met his friend during the preliminaries of the Contest. He had his relationship with Jochems of the record company to keep that a secret. “At that time it was not customary to use for your orientation.”