For years he kept a low profile, and now Roman Gottschalk wants to follow in the footsteps of his famous father. drawn to the camera.
Thomas Gottschalk He is one of the most famous faces Germany. The showrunner has been seen regularly on television for decades. However, he has always kept his private life away from the public eye. At the end of the 90s, he and his family moved to United States of AmericaTo protect the sons of Tristan and Roman from the press.
With success: For a long time, I hardly noticed anything about Gottschalk’s offspring. That changed last year when the eldest of the two dared to step into the spotlight. “Until now Romain has never given an interview, his premiere was with me today,” excited RTL presenter Frauke Ludowig said in June 2022 on Instagram. About father and son appearing on their TV show.
“My father’s footsteps are too big.”
Since then, Roman Gottschalk has appeared repeatedly alongside the medium “Wetten, dass..?” , recorded videos with him on Instagram and appeared in the RTL documentary “My Father, the Supernase”. “I enjoyed it,” the 40-year-old says in an interview with Spiegel and reveals: He is starting his career in front of the camera. First not on TV, but on YouTube. “For my channel, I will interview amateur and professional golfers, and convey my love for golf,” says Roman Gottschalk.
He had thought about this step for a long time, because performing in front of an audience still cost him effort. However, he eventually decided to do so. “I want to try,” said the 40-year-old. “My dad’s footsteps are so big – but I know more about golf than that,” he declares on his new Instagram profile for “Golf with Gottschalk.”
He deliberately chose the title because “my father still has a big name, which, of course, is good for me,” admits Roman Gottschalk. “I’m proud of my name. And I’m proud of what my dad has achieved. One of my first episodes will feature my buddy Mike Kreuger, who’s also an avid golfer.” And Thomas Gottschalk also insists on appearing again and again.
Could the star of “Witten, dass..?” To outdo his son? That wouldn’t be a problem for Roman Gottschalk: “It’s not a father-son contest,” he assures. If his form doesn’t get enthusiastic from the public, the 40-year-old also wants to be seen as an athlete: “Then I learned from him that I’m not made for show business.”
Roman Gottschalk is the eldest son of Thomas Gottschalk and his ex-wife, Thea. The couple announced their separation in 2019 after 43 years of marriage. In addition to Roman, they have another adopted son, 34-year-old Tristan. Meanwhile, Thomas Gottschalk has found a new partner in Karina Mroß.