Jamie Cullum's geeky marriage

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 January 2010
Sophie Dahl

Jamie Cullum's geeky marriage

Jamie Cullum insists he and Sophie Dahl lead unglamorous lives and get on well because they are both ''geeks''

Jamie Cullum bonded with Sophie Dahl because they are both "geeks".

The jazz musician - who married the model earlier this month - insists the couple shun the showbiz lifestyle to pursue less-than-glamorous interests and hate hanging out with other celebrities.

He said: "I live an extremely unglamorous lifestyle. I choose to hang out with my friends who aren't in that world and I choose to go to concerts and to the pub and play soccer.

"To be honest, I'm a geek and so is Sophie. We're just two people who met and swiftly fell totally in love. That's the end of the story."

Despite his claims, the singer - who is set to release a cover of Rihanna's hit single 'Don't Stop The Music' - has some famous friends who influence his work.

He explained to The Sun newspaper: "I've hung out a lot with guys like Kanye West and Pharrell Williams and it's another style of music I'm a big fan of."

Jamie has previously admitted he was amazed when Sophie agreed to date him after they met in 2007.

He said: "We hit it off immediately. But someone like me never entertains the idea of going after someone like her, so I didn't.

"I couldn't assume she would be interested in me - but it worked! Lucky old me - it turned out to be much more."

Jamie Cullum

Pint-sized easy-listening jazz maestro with poppy tendencies.

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