Tiger Lily Hutchence is officially in wedding planning mode, after going public with the news that she's engaged to her rocker partner Nicholas Allbrook.
Woman's Day can exclusively confirm the happy news after unearthing pictures of the late Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates' daughter displaying a stunning diamond on her ring finger as she poses with her friend and fellow musician Scarlett Stevens at a recent party.
Tiger, who turned 25 on July 22, is believed to have become engaged to Nick in Perth last year, but only told close friends and family, including her dad's US-based sister Tina Hutchence.
She moved to Fremantle to be with Perth-born and raised Nick, 33 – frontman of psychedelic rock band Pond and former member of Tame Impala – after they began dating in 2017.
"Tiger is head over heels for Nick, she knew pretty much straightaway that he was The One," says a source.
"They're so good together and she feels very spiritually connected to their new home in WA. She is truly happy. When they got together, people found it interesting that she dated a muso like her dad, but that's where the similarities between Nick and Michael end. He is a very low-key sort of bloke and they live a normal life in Fremantle. It's all about their music, the ocean and each other."
Before moving to her dad's homeland, the dual Aussie and British citizen was raised by her mum's ex, singer Sir Bob Geldof, and her older sisters in London, where Michael and Paula conducted most of their tragic love affair that ended when the INXS star died in 1997.
Paula, a Welsh TV presenter, passed away three years later of a heroin overdose, leaving behind then four-year-old Tiger, along with the daughters she shared with Bob – Fifi, 38, Pixie, 30, and the late Peaches.
Like her mum, middle daughter Peaches also died of a heroin overdose at the age of 25 in 2014.
"Tiger doesn't miss England, where the reminders of her parents' deaths and the loss of her sister were constantly in her face," says a source.
"In Perth and with Nick, she has been able to lead a relatively normal life and escape the sadness. That's not to say she doesn't miss Bob and the girls – they are close and talk all the time. She's likely going to wait until the restrictions are lifted so they can be at her wedding."
Our insider predicts Bob will walk Tiger – a budding musician in her own right –down the aisle at what will "more than likely be a no-frills beach ceremony."
"Bob thinks of Tiger as his own daughter and has offered anything she wants, but Tiger wants to keep it simple," says a source.
"She'll be happy with vows at sunset on South Beach [Fremantle] and then a few beers with friends and family."
The insider adds that she'll no doubt keep Michael and Paula front of mind as she says her vows.
"She will probably pay tribute to her mum and dad in some way – most likely in the music. She's toying with the idea of having one of their many musician friends play an acoustic version of one of his songs.
"One of her favourites is Not Enough Time – which is especially fitting given the INXS album art for that song is of a wedding. But she's not getting too caught up in wedding plans just yet, given how COVID is affecting border closures. She's just enjoying every second of being engaged to Nick."
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