Friday 20 April 2018

Geldof daughter Fifi reveals engagement

Fifi Trixibelle Geldof with fiance Andrew Roberston
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof with fiance Andrew Roberston
Fifi Geldof engagement ring
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Bob Geldof's eldest daughter has announced her engagement, as the family rallies together following the death of her sister Peaches.

Fifi Trixibelle Geldof (31) revealed her happy news of her upcoming wedding to busker boyfriend Andrew Robertson (33) on social media site Instagram this weekend, alongside the words "boy done good".

Fifi Trixibelle has been dating "busker sand sculptor" Robertson for over a year and the news comes days after her father's engagement to French actress Jeanne Marine was revealed by Marine's close friend, the model Jerry Hall.

"Bob has proposed. She is over the moon," Hall said. "Jeanne Marine has been a rock and a tower of strength over this.

"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."

The two engagements follow the preliminary inquest into the sudden passing of Peaches Geldof at her home in Kent, England, last month.

The inquest stated that levels of heroin found in the 25-year-old's body would have been a "likely" contributing factor to her death.

The inquest has been adjourned and a full hearing will take place on July 23.

The mother of two was discovered by her musician husband Tom Cohen in their family home in Wrotham, Kent on 7 April.

She had been looking after their 11-month old son Phaedra, while Cohan was visiting his parents in London.

Hours before her death, she had posted a picture of herself and her mother together as a child.

Geldof's mother, TV presenter and writer Paula Yates, died from an accidental heroin overdose at her London home aged 41 in 2000.

Irish Independent

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