Grieving Bob Geldof 'engaged' to marry girlfriend of 18 years Jeanne Marine
Published 01/05/2014 | 08:43
Bob Geldof has reportedly proposed to his girlfriend of 18 years, the French actress Jeanne Marine.
The father, who is grieving the sudden death of his daughter Peaches Geldof who died last month aged 25, has shared his news with his large family.
“Bob has proposed,” American model Jerry Hall reportedly told the Daily Mail.
“She is over the moon. Jeanne Marine has been a rock and a tower of strength over this. I’m so excited for her I am bursting to tell someone.
“Bob and Jeanne have been through hell, but they are determined something positive will come out of it.
“After all the sadness, we need something to focus on which will bring joy and light.”
Jerry Hall, the former wife of Sir Mick Jagger and a good friend of Jeanne Marine, attended the funeral of Peaches in Davington, Kent recently.
“I accompanied Jeanne to the funeral,” she said.
“It was, of course, terribly sad, but she told me that Bob had asked her to marry him out of the blue.
Bob Geldof and (from left to right) his sister Lynn and daughter Peaches; his partner Jeanne Marine; and his daughters Tiger Lily and Fifi Trixibelle, look on as the coffin of Geldof’s father, Bob Geldof Snr, arrives at St Joseph's Church, Glasthule. Photo: Frank McGrath
“I’m so happy for her. It makes you realise we all have to value what we have.”
Geldof (62) has been in a relationship with Jeanne (49) since his divorce from TV presenter Paula Yates in 1996.
Yates died of a heroin overdose four years later.
It has been reported in recent hours that Peaches Geldof also died from a heroin overdose.
Toxicology tests will show later today that the mother-of-two died from a heroin overdose, The Times of London are reporting.
The TV star and mother of two was found dead at her country home last month with police describing her death as 'non-suspicious'.
A post-mortem examination carried out at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford proved inconclusive, prompting further investigations.
Samples of her blood and tissue were sent off to a laboratory for toxicology tests.
A 10 minute hearing is expected to take place this morning.