Bono is an international icon, recognized the world over thanks to his trademark glasses and one of the most identifiable voices in rock music. But how well-known is his wife of more than 30 years? Ali Hewson fell in love with the lead singer of U2, Bono, more than four decades ago when he was still known as Paul Hewson.
As of 2022, Ali and Bono have been married for 40 years. During that time, they traveled the globe together. They’ve raised four gorgeous children together and are still very much in love. Read on to know everything about their relationship.
How Did Bono Meet His Wife Ali Hewson?
Bono’s wife Ali Hewson was his inspiration when they met when he was a teenager, and they have been madly in love ever since. Hewson told The Telegraph in 2008 that she met the musician while walking to the school bus stop. “He was my first real boyfriend,” she said. “We got together in 1976, the same year that [U2] started. I saw their first show in the gym of our school.”
In June 2016, Bono told the same story as his wife at the annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards. He also said that the big event was happening on a very important day for the two of them. “We were teenagers. We both went to high school at the same place,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “It just so happens that I walked her to her bus this afternoon [in 1976]—isn’t that crazy?”
Know About Bono And Ali’s Marriage And Kids
In 1982, Bono and Ali got married. These two sweethearts have started a family. Jordan Hewson, their first child, was born on May 10, 1989. The actress Eve Hewson was their second child. She was born on July 7, 1991. Soon after, Elijah Hewson (born August 17, 1999) and John Hewson (born May 21, 2001) joined the family.
“The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Ali told the Irish Daily Mirror in 2020, “I am just so happy for them all. You just hope they find their way.” Ali said that Elijah is the lead singer of the band Inhaler. Ali said, “This is his first love, and it’s great to see him find himself.” “He is the shyest boy I know, and I don’t know how he became the leader of the group. But he found his thing, which is great because it’s not easy for any kid to find his way in this complicated system.
Meet Bono’s Wife, Ali Hewson
Ali Hewson was born on March 23, 1961. She grew up in the Dublin suburb of Raheny, which is in the city’s north. The Telegraph says that in 1989, she got a degree in sociology and political science from the University College Dublin. Her degree has helped her be an activist all her life. In the 1990s, she worked with anti-nuclear groups and charities to help the children who had been hurt by Chornobyl. She also led a campaign to send 1.5 million postcards from Irish people to the British Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair, to raise awareness of the risk of radioactive pollution from the Sellafield nuclear plant drifting over to Ireland.
She told The Telegraph, “I know how I want to try to live my life.” “I know that I don’t want to leave behind any darkness. I think we should all be responsible for making sure not to hurt other people. It starts with your small, innocent children. You see how trusting they are. Because of what happened to the children there, I got involved in the Chornobyl project.”