Liz Jones, a British journalist who writes for the Daily Mail and has a weekly diary in Sunday's You magazine, has given the biggest hint yet about the identity of a rock star who is cheating on his glamorous wife.
Liz, who is herself dating a mysterious, single rock star, informed readers of her diary that a female friend who is ‘well connected when it comes to famous people’, told her that ‘she has it on good authority that a famous rock star, with an uber-famous wife, is having an affair with his backing singer’.
Shocked, Liz (right) mused: “No! Why would he do that, when he is married to someone so rich, so famous, so beautiful, and the mother of his children?” The friend replied: “That’s what men do. They are incapable of saying no. They are threatened when a wife is too perfect, too famous, too powerful, on the cover of Vogue just once too often. They want you to be in awe of them.”
Wow, wow, wow! Almost too much information.
There are several stars reputedly entertaining women who are not their wives. Only last week, the rival Daily Express ran a blind item in its Day and Night column, asking: “Which famous rock star has recently been cheating on his wife?” Frankly, this could be one of a number.
Just about everyone in showbiz knows who the errant men are, but the papers avoid naming them for fear of lawsuits. Only the vaguest hints are usually made, but Liz’s comments must have raised a few eyebrows. The clues are there - ‘uber-famous wife’ being the biggest.
This story has been rumbling along for some time, with slight variations. Like the other cheated wives, this one plays the Edwardian wife- i.e. one who ignores the situation and keeps up a public profile of unity. This particular Mr. Rock Star knows which side his bread is buttered. Mega-millions must play a big part in his reckoning. And Mrs. Rock Star doesn’t want to lose face. She had a previous life and doesn’t want the press poking around again in her past. So, expect a carefully staged, heart-warming, ‘so in love’ interview any time soon. Unless the ‘backing singer’ runs to the tabloids first.