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Bob Geldof marries partner of 19 years, Jeanne Marine, in the South of France

Following a tough year after the tragic death of his 25-year-old daughter Peaches, Bob Geldof has reportedly tied the knot with his partner of 19 years, Jeanne Marine, in a secret ceremony in the South of France.

An insider revealed to the UK’s Sun that Irish rocker Bob, 63, tied the knot with the 49-year-old French actress in a secluded ceremony attended by family and friends in the coastal region of Rayol Canadel Sur Mer.

And it was apparently Bob’s eldest daughter Fifi that let the cat out of bag."Fifi gave the game away when she panicked about getting her passport sorted for her dad's wedding,” the insider said.

“Jeanne has connections to Rayol Canadel so it all makes sense."

Fifi Trixibelle reportedly dropped a hint when she posted a picture of herself to Instagram on Sunday wearing a gown, captioned “for an event later.”

Live Aid founder and Boomtown Rats frontman Bob has been dating the stunning beauty since they met in Paris, following his divorce from Paula Yates in 1996.

Bob and his daughter Peaches pictured together, in 2009
Bob and his daughter Peaches pictured together, in 2009

In what was clearly a decision to celebrate the preciousness of life, Bob finally proposed to his partner of nearly 20 years after his daughter Peaches’ untimely death of an accidental heroin overdose at her home in Kent, last April.

“You blame yourself. You’re the father who’s responsible and clearly failed,” Bob told ITV News last year.

His close friend Jerry Hall confirmed the news of the engagement to The Daily Mail and applauded his decision to give his family something to smile about during such a strenuous time.

"Bob has proposed," Jerry said at the time. "She is over the moon. Jeanne Marine has been a rock and a tower of strength over this. I’m so excited for her I am bursting to tell someone.”

Bob and Jeanne pictured together back when they first met in 1996
Bob and Jeanne pictured together back when they first met in 1996

"Bob and Jeanne have been through hell, but they are determined something positive will come out of it. After all the sadness, we need something to focus on which will bring joy and light."

Speaking of his love for the stunning actress in 2012, Bob said: "I found love in the shape of a woman called Jeanne. I wasn't looking for it. I'm so lucky, someone is looking after me.”

"It was an improbable encounter between a woman who doesn't speak English and a boy who doesn’t speak French, between a stunning, beautiful woman and a ruined, ruined man."

After such a heartbreaking year for the family, it’s wonderful to see the Geldofs celebrate some happy news.

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