Musician Bryan Ferry, 66, marries his son’s 29 year-old ex girlfriend

The name Bryan Ferry might not be immediately recognizable to some of you, but he’s the lead singer of the 70s-80s band Roxy Music. (Which was before my time, but I still remember them fondly from my teen and college years.) As a side note, I sometimes confuse Bryan Ferry with Brian Eno, who was also in Roxy Music as their keyboardist and has gone on to create some incredible experimental music. Ferry has had a successful solo career as a crooner and I’ve included a video below.

While I’ve admired Ferry’s music for some time I’ve known very little about his personal life. It turns out that Ferry, 66, regularly dates women who are definitely young enough to be his daughters, and he’s now marrying one who actually dated his son Isaac. From what I can find, Isaac is 26 so at least he’s a tad younger than his dad’s new bride – who also happens to be his Isaac’s ex girlfriend.

VETERAN rocker Bryan Ferry has married for the second time in a private wedding in the Caribbean.

The 66-year-old singer married Amanda Sheppard, 29, in a ceremony at the luxury beach resort of Amanyara on the Turks and Caicos Islands on January 4.

Sheppard is Ferry’s son Isaac’s ex girlfriend.

A spokesman for the star said it was a “simple private ceremony”.

Ferry was made a CBE in November in recognition of a career in music spanning almost 40 years and covering everything from experimental tunes to sophisticated soulful pop.

His distinctive delivery, good looks, debonair sense of style and supermodel girlfriends including Jerry Hall have all added to his image as the most fashionable of rock stars.

[From Daily Telegraph]

The Daily Mail has a little more on their relationship, including the fact that Amanda quit her job doing PR work in 2009 right after she started dating Bryan. They also have a photo of their wedding day.

This woman looks like Ferry’s daughter and if I saw them together casually I would assume as much. We covered a story yesterday story about Stellan Skarsgard, 60, having a second baby with his 35 year-old wife, who happens to be the same age as his oldest son, Alex. We focused on how strange it must be for Alex and his other brothers from his dad’s first marriage to have siblings that were infants. Another consideration could be that daddy married a woman in his sons’ peer group who could end up with the millions in inheritance money his sons thought they had coming. Add the fact that Isaac Ferry actually dated his dad’s wife and it makes for all sorts of dysfunction. How did that go exactly? Were Isaac and Amanda broken up before dad Bryan swooped in, or did he steal her away from his son?

Here’s Ferry’s “Slave to Love,” from the 9 1/2 weeks soundtrack.

And here’s Roxy Music’s “Avalon”

And I can’t leave out Roxy Music’s “Love is The Drug.” I love this song so much.

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  1. Astrid says:

    Makes me think of the movie, Damaged, with Jeremy Irons.

  2. M says:

    These men must know that these women only want them for their $$. But I guess they are fine with that.

    • danielle says:

      Some people have a huge capacity to be fools. It’s likely he thinks she loves him for him (eye roll). My bf’s 65 yr old father married a 27 yr old and was telling everyone she loved him and didn’t know he had money before they got together (she knew.)

      • autumndaze says:

        I guess she has a mental health issue related to a Daddy complex?

        I have a 29 year old daughter and would explode at this scenario. Seriously. Fur would fly.
        Fortunately, mine is as smart and well-rounded as she is beautiful…

      • Roxy says:

        I am gonna mention, there are men that women just fall in love with because of the way they are, I can tell you, this young bride mostly surely fell in love with this man Bryan Ferry for his way of treating a woman, his sweet voice and his awesome words he puts into his music. I am a fan of Bryan Ferry since I was 14 years old, I am now 43 and I can say that I have a platonic love with this man. His voice, his concept, his lyrics, his music, will make any woman fall for him. I f he got me this way, why not his new and beautiful bride. Bryan, wish you the best in your marriage, have more little Bryan’s and keep making music. You are the best

    • sammib says:

      Men have a special ability to suspend belief when they need to…the prostitution industry thrives on the fact. Lets face it – they really believe it when a hooker tells them “they’re the best” LOL!

    • Snowpea says:

      What a load of hogwash. Bryan Ferry is known as a smart, sophisticated, intelligent, kind man.

      He’s also sexy and stylish. He’s not some old invalid.

      This is not a cut and dried case like Anna Nicole marrying a 98 year old wheelchair bound billionaire and then cooing “I would marry him even if he didn’t have a penny…”

      Alot of women would marry Mr Ferry even if he lived on the smell of an oily rag!

      • Rebecca says:

        I agree in that I really like Bryan’s music a lot too. I always thought he was handsome, elegant, sophisticated and seemed like a nice guy… but this does wreck it a little. Let’s face it, marrying your 20 something son’s ex is not exactly the height of sophistication and glamour. Sounds more like the depths of insecurity and hanging on to a faded image of yourself… Or selling yourself a little short? Disappointing. But, hey what do I know — at 40 I’d be way too old for him anyway!

    • Roxy says:

      What about his bride falling for Bryan?, because he can get any woman he wants… With his voice, music and lyrics, any woman will fall… If you are questioning why he can marry a young bride, then you have never listened to his music, listen to his music, look,read, get informed, then give your opinion. And also he is extremely handsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure he have everything a woman wants. Love Bryan!

  3. Asli says:

    If the son is okay with it then… But it’s still creepy. How does that work. I keep thinking about that episode in Friends where Monica dated Richard’s son and she said they kissed the same. Weird.

  4. Tapioca says:

    Did Katie Lee Joel teach these poor, deluded, elderly gentlemen nothing?

    Then again, as long as Bryan Ferry doesn’t mind his wife spending his money on her inevitable young bit on the side, they’ll probably be very happy together!

  5. Eleonor says:

    Oh God, it seems one episode from The Bold and the Beautiful.

  6. bigchili says:

    That’s just ICKY. (Sorry, I’ve got nothing else.)

  7. bea says:

    I LOVE Bryan Ferry, but women are obvs his weak spot. He is WAY to old to marry this chick – esp. with drama she comes with – altho he must like drama somewhat since he used to be with Jerry Hall! (until Mick Jagger stole her – look it up kids)

    I’m sure he thinks having such a young wife makes him “cool”, but to me it makes him look desperate and pitiful. I hope this is his last marriage!

    • mln76 says:

      Yes I remember that juicy piece of gossip! Love him and Roxy music so I am going to say EEEWWW once then erase this from my brain.

    • Rebecca says:

      How can you really know but from what I hear I don’t get why he would want to marry her? Yes, she’s pretty but she’s 29 and will likely get bored. When you see Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell they seem like such a cool, interesting, attractive and real couple. This looks like arm candy. It’s sad in that it reeks of insecurity on his part and for someone as discerning and elegant as I always thought/hoped Bryan Ferry was, isn’t it a little unsophisticated to marry your son’s ex? Does she have any aristocratic connections? Isn’t he supposed to be a sucker for that?

  8. madpoe says:

    I wonder if he has to call his ex-girlfriend mom?
    Talk about a swift kick in the biscuits! dang!

  9. cr says:

    Bill Wyman and his relationship with the much young Mandy Smith. And at one point Wyman’s son was dating Mandy’s mother. That must have been really confusing.

    And for a 66 year Ferry looks really good.
    I think I have a higher tolerance for age differences in relationships, but 37 years is starting to push it.

  10. Wendy says:

    I have to wonder if she didn’t date the son to meet the Dad.

  11. Lisa says:

    LOVES me some Bryan…have loved him since the late 70s when I was wee young lass…

    My personal favorite…”Avalon”…and the album covers of Roxy Music…

    However, when it comes to women…it seems that he hasn’t been right since Jerry dumped him for Mick…I mean he was pretty crushed…and didn’t mind showing it…

    There is only ONE word I have for this situation…and I am a pretty sophisticated girl with an understanding of how complex human emotions can be…

    A father marrying his son’s ex?


  12. Ann says:

    There’s no way I could EVER do a guy three decades older than me; not even two decades older. I couldn’t get it up for that.

  13. ladybert62 says:

    CREEPY! and I would love to be a fly on the wall to watch and listen to their family gatherings during holidays!!

  14. chickieboo says:


  15. Franny says:

    well, thats super f-ing weird, but she is really cute and has great legs. doesn’t make up for the fact that she married her ex-boyfriends father though. former girlfriend is now step-mom? ugh, gross.

  16. Lauren says:

    I’m 24 and I can not imagine sleeping with a guy over 29/30. Absolutely disgusting.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    They married in a “simple privatre ceremony”? A simple private ceremony not attended by Isaac, I assume.

  18. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I would co-sign the f*ckery but sleeping with the father and son is straight up some Brooke shit from Bold & THE Beautiful. Bitch was with every Forrester male and half-brother (who wa married to her daughter btw) on the show and slept with her daughter’s husband and got pregnant!

    Neither bold or beautiful. JUST NASTY.

  19. for real? says:

    this is like the movie ” somethings gotta give” but not in a cute funny way, this way is kinda weird and creepy!

  20. Anne Elliot says:

    He really couldn’t find a woman more age appropriate who hadn’t gone out with his son? Really Bryan? Really?!

  21. Esperanza says:

    I think when your Dad is a rock star you sort of expect this sort of thing to happen. It’s weird for us mere mortals but in that world it’s pretty much par for the course.

  22. B says:

    I actually know someone that dated his son’s ex-girlfriend. Their on-again, off-again relationship was fraught with problems. Many of which stemmed from his jealousies.

    On a sidenote: that blue velvet suit is horrid.

  23. Unbeweavable says:

    This is weird, but they do live in a different world where an older man marries someone young enough to be his daughter. And it’s accepted by everyone.

    In response to the commenter not being able to “get it up” for someone older than 30- you haven’t met my husband. ;) He will be 41 in March and looks maybe 29-30. I’m 27 and people often think we are te same age. All I can say is don’t knock it til you try it..

  24. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    This is one y’all may have forgotten
    called Take a chance with me – great song and video.

  25. Jana says:

    She looks like his granddaughter, not daughter. But at least he looks good for his age, kind of like Steve Perry looks at 61, aging well.

  26. Jana says:

    If I was 29, I could marry an older, hot man, but not that old. That’s 37 years’ difference. Yuck. It’s like marrying your grandfather.

  27. danielle says:

    I believe it’s possible for people of different ages to fall in love – but this is icky. Sounds like he’s a deluded fool and she’s a gold digger, and neither are nice people (for doing that to the son). Yuck.

  28. really says:

    Daddy says he can hit it better than his son, he knows all the ways of expertise………. and she said: OH DADDY!!! Look at that…….

  29. lucy2 says:

    That big of an age difference is already questionable, but add her once dating his son? Icky.

    I find the fact that a 29 year old woman quit a decent, non-horrible job when she first started dating him pretty telling.

  30. Lexi says:

    According to the DM ~ she comes from money (home counties girl?) and he asked/offered for her to quit work and he would support her. All his children (now adults) were present at the wedding and are said to be fine with it!
    Still creepy and gross!
    Slave to Love and his cover of Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall are my favs of his.

  31. only1shmoo says:

    I’ll keep this simple: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww (*pant, pant*) ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
    OK, I’m done now.

  32. Jules says:

    And I always assumed Ferry was gay. Lol

  33. rosmarina says:

    I love Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music. I used to have such a crush on him. But that family, and the kids he raised? Sheesh. The link to the gossip piece about Isaac Ferry – not someone I’d like to meet. The oldest son, Otis, also seems like a jerk.

    His first wife was quite a bit younger than he was too, though nothing like this.

  34. Nanea says:

    I wonder what their days are like. What will they talk about?

    Those people have nothing in common but their love for money.

  35. blonde on the dock says:

    This is really messed up. How could this even happen?

  36. NYC_girl says:

    I’m now fixated on Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks – he was the most beautiful man in that movie. The actual scene with “Slave to Love” was super-hot, too. And I saw Bryan Ferry live in ’85. Good times.

  37. Cidee says:

    My parents were 25 years apart in age. Happily married for 30 years until his death.

    And if his son had no issue with it (which is evidenced by his attendance at the wedding), why should we? I say, mazel tov, B. Ferry.

  38. the original bellaluna says:

    Ick nast.

    Their/his music is great, but the mere thought of having sex with my hubs’ father or son (from his prior marriage) or my one of my daughter’s ex-boyfriends gives me heaves.

  39. vicky says:

    I forgot how cute Mikey Rouke was!
    This story just creeps me out.

  40. yoyo says:

    The age difference alone makes me go: barf! 37 years is 2 generations! He’s actually marrying someone who could easily be his grand-daughter. Age is nothing but a number…to a point. I draw a line at 15 (really maximum) of course there are exceptions but when you see someone with masses of money marrying someone with no money with an age difference like that you know she’s looking for a sugar daddy!
    Now the son thing!! That is just SO disfunctional, I don’t even want to think about it. SMH

  41. Guesty says:

    He used to be so fucking hot. He still is very handsome but a bit heavy (forgive me) and sloppy in the suit.

    She’s very pretty. Still…

  42. Onyx XV says:

    lol Bryan Ferry’s been a DOM for years… Love his music though!

  43. whatevs says:

    i thought the title said bryan ferry died at age 59 or something and i was scared lol

  44. Whatever you want it to be says:

    Billions of women in the world and you marry your sons ex girlfriend – there must be plenty of fucked-upness laying beneath the surface here.

    Also may I share my guesses as to who the celeb is who contacted you Celebitchy – I think it has to be either Kathy Griffin or Courtney Love. PLEASE tell me if I’m warm or cold!

  45. Kim says:

    He has always been a freak. Love his music but obviously they both personally have major issues.

  46. crtb says:

    I have no desire to date anyone more than five years my junior or senior. But the thought of dating my daughter’s ex boyfriend makes me sick to my stomach.

    His son may have attended the wedding but I highly doubt he’ll be at Thanksgiving and Xmas dinners. With all of the millions of women in the world the dad couldn’t find another woman to fall in love with? BS! Dad is feeling old and is competing with his son.

  47. Rebecca says:

    Always thought he was a cool, interesting and handsome guy. I try to be understanding about relationships cause sometimes it’s hard to tell what attracts people… but he’s either incredibly shallow (which is disappointing) or selling himself short here which is just sad.

  48. judyjudy says:

    I don’t find the age difference to be a big deal, it’s not like this is the first older man to marry a young woman, and the age gap isn’t THAT huge. The gross bit is that she married her ex-boyfriend’s dad. How sucky and awkward for that guy.

  49. Peanut says:

    37 years isn’t “that huge” of an age gap?!?!!! Uhhh… I’m 29, a professional woman, and single. I date guys from 26-40ish. Much older than 40 and it starts to just feel like a father-figure and not a romantic partner.

    37 years is just gross. He could be her grandfather almost.

  50. Babi says:

    She was a newborn when he was 37 and a newlywed to the mother of his children. Morbid. Any man who does this is morbid. No matter what anybody says.

  51. Belle Epoch says:

    What kind of mother’s day card will he send?

  52. kathryn says:

    they have been together for a couple of years i think. all the things i have read said they make a great couple.. who are we to judge?
    ok i admit ive got a soft spot for him :)

  53. Andie B says:

    Bryan Ferry was a fine looking specimen 20-30 years ago..however, these days he is a (well preserved)elderly gentleman. I just cannot conceive how any self respecting 29 year old could go out with him. I am 39 and I just couldn’t be with a man that age. My limit would be late 30s to late 40s. My husband is 3 months older than me, so it’s not an issue.

  54. CeeCee says:

    is there no end to the immoral debauchery in Hollywood.
    So many levels of wrong. The blue suede suit caps off the insidious f*ckery!

  55. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Looks like someone saw his song in Lost In Translation and took things a little too close to heart. And if she didn’t date the boy as a means to her end of catching the man, I’ll eat a cat. Can’t believed it worked, and so quickly– and sans job. Duchess Kate is probably trying to FaceBook her now.