They were one of the biggest double acts of the 1980s, but Dave Stewart now rarely talks to his former Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox and was not even invited to her wedding last year, he has disclosed.
The pair were a couple for three years in the 1970s before breaking up and forming the duo in 1980.
They enjoyed a series of hits, such as Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) and There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart), before splitting up to pursue solo careers in 1990.
Despite their long history, Stewart, 60, said he had not received an invitation to Lennox’s third wedding, in London, to Dr Mitch Besser, a South African gynaecologist. Among those to attend were Colin Firth, the actor, and Ruby Wax, the broadcaster.
In an interview with the Independent, Stewart was said to look visibly upset. “I don’t even know where the wedding was,” he said. “I live here [in Los Angeles] with four children and Annie lives between South Africa and London. I’ll have to ask her: 'Why not? Why wasn’t I invited?’ I certainly would have gone if she’d asked me.”
Stewart and Lennox, 58, have worked together since the Eurythmics split up and released a single together in 2005. However, Stewart added: “People always still think of us as a couple and yet we barely ever talk now.”
Sunderland-born Stewart, who has also been married three times, including to Siobhan Fahey, the former Bananarama singer, now lives in Los Angeles with his current wife Anoushka Fisz, a Dutch photographer.
He has opened a photographic exhibition featuring pictures he has taken of celebrities he has worked with including Demi Moore, the actress, but not Lennox. “That’s more like a whole exhibition,” he said of Lennox.