He’s been dealing with an unimaginable loss.
And now Bob Geldof has proposed to his long term girlfriend Jeanne Marine of 18 years following the tragic death of daughter Peaches.
Jeanne’s close friend, model Jerry Hall, has told The Daily Mail that the 62-year-old Boomtown Rats singer popped the question to the 49-year-old, describing her as a ‘tower of strength’ throughout this difficult period.
She said: “Bob has proposed. 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.
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“After all the sadness, we need something to focus on which will bring joy and light.”
Jeanne revealed the news to Jerry after she returned to the UK from Texas for Peaches’ funeral.
Jerry added: “I’ve just got back from Texas and accompanied Jeanne to the funeral. It was, of course, terribly sad, but she told me that Bob had asked her to marry him out of the blue.
“I’m so happy for her. It makes you realise we all have to value what we have.”
It is expected to be announced today that Peaches died of a heroin overdose.