After the news of a Belgian media star, Sven Pichal, involved in a child pornography investigation went public, netizens are seeking everything about him, including Sven Pichal partner.
Born in 1976, Sven Pichal is renowned in Belgian media as a radio presenter, journalist, and television host.
Sven Pichal studied Communication Management with a major in journalism at the Plantijn Hogeschool in Antwerp from 1997 to 2000.
During this time, he was also the voice of the radio program ‘Uit de Kast,’ broadcast on local radio stations.
Starting in 2000, Pichal began working for the Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroep (VRT), the Flemish public broadcaster.
He was a redactor and reporter for various radio programs, including ‘Levende Lijven,’ ‘De Nieuwe Wereld,’ ‘Camping Casablanca,’ on Radio 1.
Yet this time, the host is on the hot seat for alleged involvement in a disturbing case. Further, netizens’ attention also reached Sven Pichal partner and his love life.
Sven Pichal Partner, Kristof Demasure: Media and LGBTQ+ Advocacy Duo
Sven Pichal is also mentioned as the chairman of ‘Het Roze Huis – Antwerpse Regenboogkoepel,’ indicating his involvement with LGBTQ+ organizations.
He is very open about his sexuality and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. Talking about himself, he says he is gay.
Further, he shares his relationship with his partner, Kristof Demasure, who works as a spokesperson for Play Media.
Sven Pichal Partner Kristof has been working as an independent communications strategist since 2017, and he also describes himself as a freelance consultant in the media production industry.
He has been in a relationship with Sven Pichal for around twenty years, indicating a long-term partnership.
Sven Pichal and Kristof Demasure are foster parents to twins named Kevin and Leander. They are also a part of the foster families in Belgium, with a total of 5,181 foster families at the time.
The couple bought a house together, indicating their commitment to their relationship and shared life. In an interview, Sven adds,
We have already lived together for a long time but buying the house together really signifies the next step for their relationship. It was our dream to have our own home and we finally did it, Kristof and I are very happy.
Sven Pichal expressed his desire to be proposed to, mentioning that he is ‘homo genoeg om gevraagd te willen worden,’ which translates to ‘gay enough to want to be asked.’
The information was reported by the Belgian magazine ‘Dag Allemaal.’
Sven Pichal: Resignation and Arrest in Troubling Twist
While everything was going well in Sven’s life, unfortunately, his career took a troubling turn.
As per the VRT spokesman Bob Vermir, On August 28, 2023, Sven Pichal resigned from VRT, the public broadcasting organization in Belgium.
It was reported that Sven Pichal’s lawyer had informed VRT about his decision to stop working with the organization.
His resignation was immediate and attributed to personal reasons.
Pichal’s lawyer, Walter Damen, added that Pichal would be professionally guided and retire from public life. The exact reasons for his resignation were not disclosed.
However, the following Monday, it was revealed by HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws), a Belgian newspaper, that Sven Pichal had been arrested as part of a criminal investigation of child pornography.
He was reported to have been in prison and was being held at Turnhout prison. The charges against him reportedly include possession and dissemination of child pornography.
The Antwerp public prosecutor’s office spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied this information when questioned.
This revelation is shocking even for Sven Pichal Partner Kristof, given Pichal’s public profile as a radio presenter and his previous consumer advocacy work.