The Bonos 20th Anniversary
Bono and Ali have a love greater than Bogart and Bacall, Romeo and Juliet, Rhett Butler and
Scarlett O’Hara and even Bertie and Celia.
Next week is the 20th wedding anniversary of Ireland’s real first couple Bono and Ali Hewson.
Hard to imagine that Bono was only 22 when he married a very young Alison Stewart in Dublin
on August 21st 1982.
Showing his naivety, 1982 was also the same year Bono backed the electoral campaign of the
then Fianna Gael leader Garrett Fitzgerald!
He won and Bono has been winning ever since.
Last week Bono and Ali were pictured in the tabloids enjoying a romantic holiday in Florence,
Italy. Ali and the couple’s four children have spent the summer in the family’s summer house in
Eze on the French Riviera.
Bono has been up and down throughout the summer but the couple is due back for their
anniversary but not solely to celebrate their wedding.
Few know this but the date of the couple’s wedding anniversary is also the same date that Bono’s
father Robert Hewson died last year from Cancer.
Bono and his older brother Norman are expected to both be in Dublin for their father’s first
Robert (Bob) Hewson is buried in Howth.
There has been some celebrating also for the Hewson family this month as the couple’s son
Elijah Bob, who was partly named after Bono’s father celebrated his third birthday.
– ShowBiz Ireland