I planned to create a thread for Paul Weller, strictly related to him as a musician, but got detoured today when, out of the blue, I saw a news piece on Weller's wife, Hannah Andrews, who is pregnant. The news was caused by Andrews' posting a nude "selfie" on Twitter. hahahah. Another day, another selfie, right?
I thought I'd report on this first, and write the music thread as Part 2. I knew nothing about Weller's personal life until today.
Paul Weller puts the "father" in Modfather. Weller is 55 years old, still rocking, touring, recording, and wildly popular.
Hannah Andrews, his wife since 2010, is 25 years old. He has a few other kids (and he loves them all) from previous relationships; the new baby will be child number 7.
Talking to The Mirror in 2012, Weller opened up about being a father, as well as his decision to have children in his '50's:
‘You get certain people who go “Ooh, seven children with four women” and all that,’ he said. ‘But I don’t care, man. I love all my kids. They’re all special and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
‘I don’t mean that in a morbid way but, because of the age difference between me and my wife, I really want to leave part of me with her, so there’s that as well.’
Okay, so there you are. Tomorrow: Part 2, the MOD. :)