They lived without marriage for 20 years. They broke up after an argument in the dressing room

  • They met in the early sixties, but for many years they were only friendly. They worked together, incl. in the TV
  • Before getting engaged to Krzysztof Kowalewski, Ewa Wiśniewska came out twice as a husband. He had a failed marriage behind him
  • Both had children from previous relationships. However, they did not prioritize their families over their careers, so they never decided to have a joint child
  • After 20 years of living together, Kowalewski left to join actress Agnieszka Suchory. He became a father and married for the second time. He passed away in February 2021.
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Although they have never married, they have spent more than 20 years together. However, it was not a perfect relationship. When the biggest crisis happened, and the media heard information about Krzysztof Kowalski’s betrayal, Ewa Winevska was not afraid to end the relationship and bet on her independence.

Ewa Winevska first married when she was 21 years old. Her chosen one was aspiring actor Robert Pollack. Soon, their daughter, Grażyna, was born, which their relatives began to call “Inka”. For the actress, she was the first and only child, because she put her acting career above that of running a house.

Years later, in the magazine “Bunny” she said: “Professional was always in the first place. I was a mother, just like fathers, everyone who flies, pats the head, checks if everything is OK and leaves for work. “Do I Regretted it? It is difficult to say today, because the profession has not yet betrayed me. Anyway, can you apologize for your passion?”

Ewa Wiśniewska, 1981 – Eugeniusz Wołoszczuk / PAP

Soon the marriage with Robert Paul broke up because of As the actress said years later They were two children and just starting their career.

She obtained a PWST diploma in 1963 as a divorcee. Her subsequent marriage to an Italian businessman also ended in fiasco. Ewa Wiśniewska moved to Italy, but did not find opportunities for career development there. The rest of this episode is… her love for Italian cars. Only with Krzysztof Kowalewski did the actress find stability longer.

As it turned out, there was no need for a wedding.

They knew each other from drama school, where Kowalski taught his younger friend fencing. Then for several years they passed each other backstage in theaters and television studios, they performed together on stage, but each of them had their own life. She appeared in the title role in the series “Doktor Ewa” which opened the door to a career and roles in the films of Kazimierz Kutz or Sylwester Chęciński. He played more and more roles in fashion and war films, and in the mid-seventies he became one of the greatest stars of Polish comedies, playing roles in the cult films of Stanisław Parija.

    Krzysztof Kowalewski on the stage of the Student Satirist Theatre, 1971 Krzysztof Kowalewski at the Student Satirist Theatre, 1971 – Ireneusz Radkiewicz / PAP

And they got close to each other during rehearsals for the play “It was not the fifth, it was the ninth …” at the Quadrat Theater in Warsaw. It was the end of the seventies. Ewa Winevska later admitted that she had no idea what made her view him differently from that of a colleague: “It was probably important that we both really sat in our places in the profession. The special prestige, the feeling of being needed. It gave us a chance to live together.” She spoke as “Świat Seriali”.

In his own life, Kowalewski had a similar story and approach to it. He left behind a failed serious relationship: a passionate romance that turned into a marriage of only three years with Cuban dancer Vivian Rodriguez. This relationship was full of bumps and conflicts with the actor’s mother, and ended with the Cuban leaving for Paris, where the woman made a new life for herself.

Krzysztof Kowalewski and Marta Lipińska score Record of Krzysztof Kowalewski and Marta Lipińska “Love You, Mr. Sułek”, 1974 – Maciej Kłoś / PAP

Just like Wiśniewska, Kowalewski also had only one child Son of Wiktor, born in 1967, who resided in Poland when Vivian Rodriguez decided to leave for France. However, the actor did not feel the instinct to become the head of the family, so most of the parental responsibilities fell on the boy’s nanny. Later, Victor moved to live with his mother, and in adulthood he moved to the USA and did not keep in touch with his father for many years.

I wasn’t ready to be a father. Especially since I’m just starting to slowly settle into my career. I achieved my first success. The child somehow does not fit”

The actor wrote in his autobiography “Skarpetka on hand: Krzysztof Kowalewski in the dressing room” from 2012.

For more than two decades, they have been considered the ideal relationship in society, on and off stage. They even bought … public places in the cemetery.

Despite the fact that they were both in their 60s, they didn’t slow down their professional pace. In 1999, together they appeared in the movie “With Fire and Sword” by Jerzy Hoffman, and also played in the theater. The well-known actor from the comedies “Brunet at night” and “Miś” used to say about his life with Ewa Wiśniewska:

“We live from rehearsal to rehearsal, from premiere to premiere. We meet a lot at once. When you leave, I just come back, or vice versa. But … in the relationship between a man and a woman, the formalities are the least important. The most important thing that happens. Is it possible for us to live together?

Although the fact that Krzysztof Kowalewski left his home in 2000 and got engaged to actress Agnieszka Suchora, who was 30 years younger, came as a shock to the audience, it was not surprising for people from the theater community. Over the years, both have had occasional love affairs, which the other side turned a blind eye to.

Ewa Wiśniewska and Krzysztof Kowalewski, 2003Ewa Wiśniewska and Krzysztof Kowalewski, 2003 – Warda / AKPA

The real scandal broke out when it turned out that Agnieszka Suchora was expecting a child. In the same year, Krzysztof Kowalewski became Gabricia’s father. Ewa Wiśniewska finally ended their relationship. She had a quarrel in the theatrical dressing room, after which the actor packed his bags and left the house.

“I found no reason to turn a blind eye to Krzysztof’s trips to bathe with a newborn” Wiśniewska admitted in an interview with “Twój Styl” monthly.

In 2002, Kowalewski and Suchora got married, and together they also appeared on the screen in the series “Daleko od noszy”. It turned out that the new partner brought him more happiness than he expected: “I have no right to complain about anything, because life has rewarded me with my wife. In the end I was like a blind chicken. Agnieszka Suchora gave me a second life” He spoke in an interview with the weekly “Polityka”. They remained married until the actor’s death on February 6, 2021.

Iowa Wiśniewska, 2020Iowa Wiśniewska, 2020 – Radek Pietruszka / PAP

After the breakup, it took Ewa Wiśniewska a few months to find herself in the new reality. She has always been very independent, so she quickly decided that living alone suited her well: “I’m not bored with myself. I walk my own way and carry Independence as the banner of my country” The actress said in an interview with “Roya” magazine.

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