I Married Simon Le Bon
Dolly late 1986
translated by Liliana
He is jealous, vain but he is above all loving. In a word, he is a
very special fellow.
She, Yasmin Le Bon, has been successful (in marrying Simon). Do you remember
I will marry Simon Le Bon, a diary-book written by an Italian fan
"deeply madly in love with Duran Duran"? well.... For the author's
book, Glizia Gurrado, to be Mrs Le Bon has remained only an impossible dream,
on the contrary on December 27, 1985, Yasmin, leaving thousands of broken
hearts, got married to Simon Le Bon and they both pronounced that fateful,
envious "yes." Now that a whole year has passed since that "historic"
date, Dolly has had to ask Yasmin herself to tell about his private
marital life with Simon for all the Duranettes.
"Well, first of all I dare say it seems to be unreal that Simon
and I have been married for so long. I have still in mind our wedding
day, I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was so excited and Simon too
even if he tried to hide it.
"You know, Simon has a very sweet temperament, he is able to show
great affection, but... he feels ashamed to show it. Thank God when we are
alone he leaves himself open to feelings and spontaneity, and this way he
is absolutely adorable.
"I will confess to you something I have never told anyone, even
to Simon: when the modelling agency I worked for advised me that Simon Le
Bon had asked to meet me after having seen one of my photos on a fashion
magazine, I started laughing. I didn't understand why such a famous VIP,
one who certainly could have all the women he wanted, got so excited over
only for a photo. At the beginning I suspected that a friend was trying
to play a joke on me... also because I had never been a Duran Duran fan.
But after having met Simon personally, I couldn't help but becoming struck.
He is a very romantic guy, a dreamer. We met and he told me he fell in love
at first sight. I didn't want to believe him! I fell in love with him little
by little and I have been conquered especially by his kind-heartedness,
by his way of feeling affection and giving protection to someone.
"Of course, now I know him better than anyone else, I have begun
to find out his defects as well. For example, he is very vain: he cares
about his physical appearance so much, even too much for me! He is
always worried about putting on weight, and I pull Simon's leg when I see
him on the scale three times a day in order to control his weight. But I
know that image is very important to him: even if sometimes, when I see
some photos where my Simon is so elegant and well-groomed, I start thinking
I prefer him how he looks in the morning when he's just woken up, ruffled
and with his swollen eyes. He is so sweet at those moments!
"It's a shame we don't have time to spend together in order to enjoy
our beautiful house in London: perhaps in 15 months we will have remained
there 30 days! He is always around the world in order to work or to go sailing.
And I have my engagements as a top model, too. He would prefer it if I didn't
work, that I always stay at home to wait for him. But I want to keep on
going with my career. Is he jealous? Of course he is, even if he tries not
to let me know it! I'm a bit jealous, too, but I don't have any problems
in admitting it. It's natural this way.
"Anyway... there is a great confidence between us: we know we love
each other so much. Of course, we have had some difficult moments like couples
have, but we have overcome them. For instance, when we lost the baby I was
expecting a couple of months ago, we experienced a lot of pain. But Simon
helped me a lot in that circumstance. We will have children, of course,
when Simon has more free time to see them grow up. Now he is so busy with
his band. We think of our future a lot, it is the most important thing for
us. And if a girl is, like me, lucky enough to have a wonderful man like
Simon on her side, she can certainly understand me."