Singer Bryan Ferry, 66, marries Amanda Sheppard, 29
Pop singer Bryan Ferry, 66, and former publicist Amanda Sheppard, 29, were married earlier this month in an island ceremony at the Amanyara resort on the Turks and Caicos.
The "Slave to Love" singer and Roxy Music frontman tied the knot with Sheppard on Jan. 4, Pop & Hiss reportedearlier this week. The bride wore Lanvin, and the groom wore Anderson & Sheppard, according to the wedding announcement on Ferry's website, which has a lovely shot of the couple on their wedding day.
We circle back because of this delicious, gossipy twist: Sheppard, who is 37 years Ferry's junior, was briefly involved with the singer's son Isaac Ferry, now 26, before hooking up with Dad. Bryan and Amanda have been dating since 2008, the Daily Telegraph said at the time, and have lived together since she quit her job and moved in with him in 2009, according to the Daily Mail.
"The interesting thing is -- and I don’t want to say the wrong thing in case I get into trouble with my girlfriend -- you never really meet people your own age who aren't married," the elder Ferry told the Mail on Sunday.
Hey, at least he stuck with the available ladies, and thankfully Sheppard is no teen bride. Appropriate, we say, given that Queen Elizabeth II in November awarded the singer with a CBE, or the rank of commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Not quite a knight, but it comes with honor and a cool medal (shown above).
"I was very pleased to be recognised for a long career and doing something I love," Ferry said.
It's a second trip down the aisle for Bryan Ferry, whose 21-year marriage to Lucy Henmore ended in 2003. They have four sons together. We also note, simply because it's cool, that Ferry had dated Jerry Hall for a couple of years before she left him for Mick Jagger.
Rock 'n' roll, people. Rock 'n' roll.
Photo: Bryan Ferry, who on Jan. 4 married Amanda Sheppard, was honored as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Nov. 30. Credit: John Stillwell / Agence France Presse / Getty Images.