Wednesday 13 December 2017

'Every day is Valentine's Day in our house' - Ali Hewson gushes over husband Bono after 35 years

Ali Hewson and Bono of U2 attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Ali Hewson and Bono of U2 attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Bono and his wife Ali Hewson attend the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Bono and his wife Ali Hewson attend the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Ali Hewson at the opening of her niece, Leah Hewson's exhibition at the RHA Gallery in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 15/2/2017
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)
Frontman of U2, Bono, arrives with wife Ali on September 27, 2014 at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice for the wedding of US actor George Clooney with Amal Alamuddin in Venice
Ali Hewson. Photo: Anthony Woods
Singer Bono and his wife Ali Hewson attend the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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
U2 Frontman Bono (real name Paul Hewson) is congratulated by his wife Ali Hewson after receiving a Knighthood awarded to him in 2007
Ali Hewson at The RHA Gallery on Ely Place, Dublin
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)
Artist, Leah Hewson with her aunt, Ali Hewson at the opening of her exhibition at the RHA Gallery in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 15/2/2017
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Everyday is as romantic as Valentine's Day for Ali Hewson and her husband Bono.

With 35 years of marriage under their belt, U2 frontman Bono and his wife Ali Hewson are one of the most long-standing couples in the entertainment world.

Childhood sweethearts Bono and Hewson met at Mount Temple school and "officially" became a couple when they were 15 years old before tying the knot seven years later.

It appears that keeping the romance alive is the secret to their decade spanning relationship, with Hewson telling Independent.ie Style that the couple, who have four children together, celebrated Valentine's Day and do so every year.

Artist, Leah Hewson with her aunt, Ali Hewson at the opening of her exhibition at the RHA Gallery in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 15/2/2017
Artist, Leah Hewson with her aunt, Ali Hewson at the opening of her exhibition at the RHA Gallery in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 15/2/2017

"Every day is Valentine's Day in our house," she said.

When asked if the pair did anything special for the day, Hewson laughed: "Of course. We'll leave it at that!"

Speaking at the RHA gallery at the launch of her niece Leah's third solo art exhibition, Hewson said Leah is "one to watch."

"We love Irish art. I think it's our favourite art beyond anything else. Irish writers, Irish painters... Maybe it's because we're Irish, but I don't think it is. I think it's because they have an incredible ability to translate themselves into their work. There's an honesty that comes across in their work."

Ali Hewson at The RHA Gallery on Ely Place, Dublin
Ali Hewson at The RHA Gallery on Ely Place, Dublin

"Leah has that beautiful joy with that little bit of edginess in her work, and it's amazing what she can do in painting. Her energy comes off the canvas. Not just that she's a relative of ours, but I do think that she's a very talented painter."

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