Amadeus Söögard has followed in his mother Carola Häggkvist’s footsteps and become an artist alongside his football career. But they have not always been as close as they are today – something that Carola tells about when she visits Carina Bergfeldt’s talk show.
40 years ago, Carola Häggkvist had her big breakthrough when she participated in Melodifestivalen with the song “Främling”. Since then, she has become one of Sweden’s most popular artists.
“An incredible redemption”
When Carola is a guest on Carina Bergfeldt’s talk show on SVT, she talks about her relationship with her son Amadeus and a period during his childhood that she experienced as difficult.
“I love the baby time. He was so cozy. But then it got a little tougher when there was more football and a focus on more father-son activities. It has been a bit special.”
Carola admits that she felt left out during the trying time, but that she and her son have been able to talk about it all afterwards.
“It’s an incredible vindication that has to do with his age, his maturity and freedom. I have had to trust that the truth will prevail – and by that I mean not be slandered.
Amadeus’ father is Runar Söögard, to whom Häggkvist was married between 1990 and 2000. In February, Söögard was released after serving a year and eight months in prison for a series of eco-crimes.