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Does Bono cheat on his wife?
September 1, 2004 2:34 AM   Subscribe

Has anyone ever heard rumours of Bono being unfaithful to his wife Ali?
Not suggesting that he has been, nor have I heard anything. Just curious.
posted by kenaman to Grab Bag (26 answers total)
 
Oddly enough, yes I have heard rumours. From an absolutely impeccable source too. I'm not sure that spreading gossip that could be portrayed as libellous on a public Web site would be the best move I ever made though.
posted by bifter at 3:13 AM on September 1, 2004


Was it a member of another Irish band?
posted by kenaman at 3:25 AM on September 1, 2004


Actually now that i have asked the question (and the follow up) I regret it.

It was a shitty thing to ask and no good can come from it etc................ Please Delete..
posted by kenaman at 3:44 AM on September 1, 2004


No. Although something else that happened on the same night as the rumour in question that still makes me laugh is that my wife (who didn't have a clue who he was) came back from the toilets and told him to fuck off out of her seat. Ha!
posted by bifter at 3:46 AM on September 1, 2004


Well this is totally fucking surreal.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:29 AM on September 1, 2004


Yeah, I was wondering if this was written in some sort of code.

The eagle flies at dawn.
posted by Vidiot at 5:39 AM on September 1, 2004


Dammit - they're onto us.

**pokes pretty_generic with the end of a poisoned umbrella and sidles off whistling**
posted by bifter at 5:49 AM on September 1, 2004


A couple nights ago Karl Rove telephoned and asked me if I would still buy U2 albums if I knew Bono had fathered an illegitimate black child.
posted by planetkyoto at 6:10 AM on September 1, 2004


I have now. Well played.
posted by smackfu at 6:35 AM on September 1, 2004


Someone wrote a fanfiction about Bono cheating on his wife. Some people have way too much time on their hands.
posted by wackybrit at 6:40 AM on September 1, 2004


I've heard rumors that, in addition to cheating, he might possibly, maybe, perchance, perhaps be a wee bit on the sanctimonious side.

Just a rumor.
posted by dhoyt at 7:05 AM on September 1, 2004


A couple of weeks ago, there was talk at Fametracker's blind item thread that a particular blind item was most likely about Bono and the someone in the Corrs.

(That thread is horrifying and fascinating. I started to read it because a friend was curious about a blind item he had read somewhere, and I couldn't stop. It was like a train wreck.)
posted by amarynth at 7:28 AM on September 1, 2004


Bono and the someone in the Corrs
Maybe it's the guy who plays guitar in the background while the girls warble upfront...
posted by PenDevil at 7:32 AM on September 1, 2004


This question is better suited for the fine minds at Groupie Central. You can also find out the size of Eminem's wang, while you're there.
posted by Jart at 7:36 AM on September 1, 2004


Well this is totally fucking surreal.

Amen, brother. And yet, I am attracted to it like a moth to bright light. It was only a matter of time before someone solicited celebrity rumors, and only the great minds of AskMe could immediately validate him.

People, you must only use your AskMe superpowers for good, not evil!

Is a blind item just another word for anonymous mudslinging? Wow, doubleplusgood.
posted by mkultra at 7:55 AM on September 1, 2004


kenaman, are you in fact Ali? The link to your profile is mysteriously broken... AskMetaFilter: cheaper than a private eye.
posted by penguin pie at 8:12 AM on September 1, 2004


kenaman, are you in fact Ali?

Rumbled...
posted by kenaman at 8:24 AM on September 1, 2004


Not suggesting that he has been, nor have I heard anything.

Then why in the world would you ask?
posted by eas98 at 8:45 AM on September 1, 2004


Because, as people have pointed out he is holier than thou and me and I was wondering could it be true that he has not 'played away'...... I had heard whisper of a Corr which I assumed to be his bullshit and wondered........
posted by kenaman at 8:57 AM on September 1, 2004


...nor have I heard anything...
...I had heard whisper...


You can understand our confusion.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:24 AM on September 1, 2004


Sorry you are confused.
posted by kenaman at 9:52 AM on September 1, 2004


Don't know how reliable it is, but the A-list offers up that kind of gossip re various celebs, though I don't see Bono on it.
posted by GaelFC at 9:58 AM on September 1, 2004


Because, as people have pointed out he is holier than thou and me and I was wondering could it be true that he has not 'played away'...

Why do you care? Isn't it possible that Bono just has some stuff he actually cares deeply about and is actually acting upon his convictions (which, IMHO, pretty much excuses any perceived attitude- what have you done lately for your pet cause?)? Why must he be knocked down a peg because of it? Will you not sleep at night if you don't know what Bono's achilles heel is?

Sorry, but if that's really the cause of all this, that's completely pathetic. Step away, man. There are bigger problems in the world.
posted by mkultra at 12:36 PM on September 1, 2004


I dont really care either way, just curious...
posted by kenaman at 2:26 PM on September 1, 2004


That mirror of "A List" needs to update. That's the October '02 version. The latest update identifies Bono as an "Egomaniac," though it also calls Betty White "an absolute sweetheart."
posted by britain at 3:14 PM on September 1, 2004


Well, I can report that he gave me an awfully nice kiss (yes, on the lips!) when we said goodbye after I talked my way into his hotel room at the age of 17 by pretending to be a journalist. At no point, however, did he attempt to sleep with me. Given that I was looking pretty cute in my schoolgirl kilt AND Doc Marten mary janes (it was the most conservative outfit I could come up with, since I apparently believed that this is what journalists wore), I think we can safely conclude that Bono is pretty well-inclined to keep his marriage vows. (Well, at least back in the '80s.)
posted by scody at 5:06 PM on September 1, 2004


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