Sting & Chris Botti – Seven Days
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“Rise & Fall” with Craig David, “All for Love”, with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, and introduced the North African musical Raï to Western audiences by his international hit “Desert Rose” with Cheb Mami.
Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, they had two children: Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine (“Kate”, born 17 April 1982). In 1980, Sting became a tax exilein Galway in Ireland.
In 1982, after the birth of his second child, he separated from Tomelty and began living with actress and film producer Trudie Styler.
The couple married on 22 August 1992 in an 11th-century chapel in Wiltshire, south-west England. Sting and Styler have four children: Brigitte Michael (“Mickey”, born 19 January 1984), Jake (born 24 May 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed Coco”, born 30 July 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 17 December 1995).
Coco is singer and founder of the London group I Blame Coco. Giacomo Luke is the inspiration behind the name of Kentucky Derby-winning horse Giacomo.
Sting said his children will not inherit his £180m fortune, fearing his riches are “albatrosses round their necks”, that “there won’t be much money left because we are spending it.”The Sunday Times Rich List of 2011 estimated Sting to be one of the 10 wealthiest people in British music.
Both of Sting’s parents died from cancer in the 1980s (his mother in 1986 and his father in 1987). He did not attend either funeral, saying the media would be disrespectful to his parents.
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