Friday 9 December 2016

#TBT: This photo from 1987 is proof that Ali Hewson's beauty is as timeless as her romance with Bono

Published 29/09/2016 | 09:55

Bono (C) of the rock band U2 and wife Ali Hewsonon arrive on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014
Bono (C) of the rock band U2 and wife Ali Hewsonon arrive on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014
Bono (R) and Alison Hewson attend Beats By Dr. Dre Kick Off RUSH TO ZERO Campaign at Beats By Dr. Dre Store on June 2, 2012 in Soho in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for (RED))
8/8/1987 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at Cork Airport prior to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. (Part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Colection)
8/8/1987 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at Cork Airport prior to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.. Behind them are The Edge (David Dave Evans) with arm around lady and further behind, Adam Clayton. (Part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Colection)
Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at the DiCaprio Foundation party in St Tropez. Picture: KCS Presse/Splash News
Activist Ali Hewson attends the Edun Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

This photo of Bono and Ali Hewson from 1987 will reaffirm your faith in love.

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While half of Hollywood seems to be splitting up, the Irish power couple are still going strong after 34 years of marriage and as our exclusive picture shows, they were rock solid from the get-go.

The black and white shot sees a youthful Hewson, then aged 26, arriving at Cork airport with husband Bono ahead of U2's Páirc Uí Chaoimh concert as part of the Joshua Tree Tour.

Childhood sweethearts Bono and Hewson are one of the longest-standing couples in Hollywood, meeting at Mount Temple school and "officially" became a couple when they were 15 years old.

8/8/1987 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at Cork Airport prior to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
(Part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Colection)
8/8/1987 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at Cork Airport prior to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. (Part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Colection)

The pair married when Hewson was 22 in the Old Guinness Church of Ireland in Raheny on 21 August 1982, and celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary this year.

Speaking to The Sun about their marriage, Bono (56) said Hewson keeps him on his toes.

"When we’re leaving for tour, my family is in very good humour which is a real worry because I’m thinking, ‘Can’t you cry?’ My missus has been playing hard to get for quite a while now and she’s an elusive character."

“She’s not easy to get to know and other people’s praise holds not much sway for her. She’s a very independent, smart kind of girl, who, I think, sees me as a figure of amusement. Most of the time, I enjoy her company.”

8/8/1987 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at Cork Airport prior to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.. Behind them are The Edge (David Dave Evans) with arm around lady and further behind, Adam Clayton.
(Part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Colection)
8/8/1987 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arriving at Cork Airport prior to the U2 Joshua Tree Tour concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.. Behind them are The Edge (David Dave Evans) with arm around lady and further behind, Adam Clayton. (Part of the Independent Ireland Newspapers/NLI Colection)

The couple have four children together; Jordan (27), Eve (25), Elijah (17) and John (15).

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