James Blunt turned an prompt sensation when his album Again to Bedlam hit cabinets in 2004. Along with his huge hit “You’re Beautiful,” the shaggy-haired former British soldier had legions of ladies within the UK, US, and past pining the pure and earnest romance the tune exuded. Different equally romantic songs adopted, together with the tear-inducing “Goodbye My Lover” and catchy “Same Mistake” adopted, and the hitmaker’s star rose quickly.

It didn’t damage that then-“it girl” Mischa Barton made a surreal starring look in his dreamy “Goodbye My Lover” video, and earlier than lengthy information emerged that he was relationship supermodel Petra Nemcova. They famously dated between 2005 and 2007.

Seven years later, he married Sofia Wellesley, a girl of noble pedigree, and so they’ve since welcomed kids and retreated into a non-public existence. “People have always asked me, ‘When are you going to settle down?’ And I’m lucky to have met someone who worked at a higher tempo than me and instead of ­settling down, I had to speed up. I wish I could say I was still in the Ibiza clubs all the time,” James informed The Solar in an interview printed October 26, whereas selling his new album Who We Used to Be.

In 2013, James informed the Each day Mail, “What I will say is that I’m very happy at the moment with Sofia. It takes a strong person to be able to deal with somebody working in music. It’s hard when you’re with somebody and you become embroiled in something just because you were seen standing next to someone else.”

Right here’s every little thing to know concerning the marriage of James and Sofia.

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James Blunt and Sofia Sofia Wellesley in 2018 (Photograph: Richard Younger/Shutterstock)

What’s Sofia’s royal background?

The attractive Sofia catapulted James from easy fame to upper-crust standing. That’s as a result of she’s the daughter of Lord John Henry Wellesley and Girl Corinne Vaes, and the granddaughter of the late Valerian Wellesley, eighth Duke of Wellington. It’s a mouthful, to make certain, and there’s a purpose for that — Sofia’s household titles have meant rubbing shoulders with the British aristocracy, together with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In actual fact, the couple scored a coveted invite to Harry and Meghan’s huge royal wedding ceremony in 2018.

When did they marry?

James and Sofia had been engaged in December of 2013. Per Us Weekly, they married in a non-public ceremony in London on September 5, 2014, adopted by a lavish however intimate celebration with shut household and pals in Majorca on September 19.

In response to E! Information, the marriage passed off on the property of Marsana, which is owned by property owned by Sofia’s mom. The bride wore a surprising lengthy sleeved lace robe, and so they had been photographed fortunately leaving the grounds collectively in a bronze VW convertible, with the highest down.

Sofia is extremely completed.

Whereas James has a cadre of hits underneath his belt, Sofia introduced loads of her accomplishments to the wedding. She accomplished regulation college on the extremely prestigious Edinburgh College — Pippa Middleton‘s alma mater. She has labored as a authorized guide for a regulation agency in London.

She welcomed two children with James

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James and Sofia attend the ‘Rocketman’ premiere in London on 20 Could 2019. (Richard Younger/Shutterstock)

Sofia and James have two kids collectively — each are sons, and the eldest has very well-known godparents. Ed Sheeran is his godfather, whereas the late Carrie Fisher was the godmother. Little is understood concerning the well-known {couples}’ sons, however in a uncommon interview, the hitmaker opened up about his life as a father.

“I keep my private life private and yet write these deeply personal songs,” he stated in a 2020 interview, explaining that his tune “Monsters” is about placing somebody to mattress.  “It’s about putting someone to bed,” he stated. “Once upon a time my father put me to bed, read me a story. And now it’s my turn to put him to bed and I recognize that only because of the way I put my own children to bed.”

The couple tragically suffered the loss of a kid that James sings about within the tune “The Girl That Never Was” from his new new album. “The balance of emotion is tough,” he stated in an interview with the BBC. “It’s women who go through the main trauma, and the rest of us have to work out how best to help. I don’t always know the answer.”

James informed The Solar, “The song that means the most is ‘The Girl That Never Was’ and I’ve talked about how we can relate. We all have ambitions to start families at some point – sometimes we have success and sometimes we struggle, which is what the song is about.”