Bob Geldof inspired by love
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 January 2011
Bob Geldof didn't think he'd find love again and has used his romance with Jeanne Marine to inspire his new album
Bob Geldof never thought he'd find love again.
The 59-year-old rocker was devastated when his wife Paula Yates - who died of a drugs overdose in 2000 - left him in 1995 but says his relationship with French actress Jeanne Marine helped inspire him to pen new album 'How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell'.
He said: "Without love things are utterly empty. Now, that sounds too w***y but it's true.
"I'm so old, so ugly, I thought love would never come my way again. Then it did and allowed me to write an album again."
Bob - who has children Fifi, 27, Peaches, 21, and Pixie, 20, with Paula, and also raises her 14-year-old daughter Tiger Lily from the presenter's relationship with Michael Hutchence - admits he was grateful that Jeanne had no idea about the troubles in his personal life when they first met.
He added: "This record is full of gratitude that Jeanne came along and somehow was able to love this very unlovable person, me.
"You know, this girl from Paris hadn't got a f***ing clue about what was going on and she lands in the middle of this stuff."