Elle Macpherson, 49, marries billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, 44, in Fiji

I wish I could remember the exact quote and I wish I could remember who said – I think it was either Tina Brown or Candace Bushnell who said that at a certain point in a beautiful, famous woman’s life, she no longer cares about fame or love or emotional attachment, she merely wants a rich guy who will take of her, and preferably he will have a private jet. Something like that. Anyway, I was just reminded of that quote (that I can’t completely remember) when reading this story about Elle Macpherson. Elle has been dating millionaires and billionaires exclusively for two decades. Elle has tried relationships, she’s tries engagements, she’s even tried getting pregnant a few times, but only tried marriage once, in the ‘80s. It sounds like she just got to that point where she just wanted a rich guy with a private jet:

Just married! Elle Macpherson wed billionaire Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji surrounded by family and friends, a source close to the couple confirms to Us Weekly. No other wedding details were immediately available.

The former Fashion Star host, 49, got engaged to Soffer, a hotel heir in March 2013, flashing her giant ring at a London event later than month.

The pair dated for two years before breaking up in March 2012. They reportedly rekindled their romance after the real estate developer injured his vertebrae in a November 2012 helicopter crash.

Machperson, an Australian supermodel, was previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon from 1986 to 1989. She has two sons with ex-boyfriend Arpad Busson, Arpad Flynn, 15, and Aurelius Cy, 10.

[From Us Weekly]

When I was going through photos of Elle, I found that she had an entirely different boyfriend last fall. Meaning that when Elle and Jeffrey broke up in March 2012, she moved on pretty quickly and she was even showing off her new boyfriend by the fall. But Elle and Jeffrey “rekindled” and got engaged so I guess everything is fine now. Congrats! I’ve heard some stories about Elle being kind of crazy, but we’ll see. I hope they both know what they were getting into. Oh… he’s five to six years younger than Elle! That’s interesting. Although she looks great for 49.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Carolyn says:

    Well, Elle wouldn’t marry a normal guy from the suburbs would she? Good luck to her. Hope this one’s for keeps.

  2. Anna says:

    Congrats to her! But big minus points for making Elle Freaking MacPherson sound like a sad old gold-digger (esp by co-opting the quote right before the article citation).

    • LAK says:

      …i ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke….

      This is officially the Summer of the gold digger. Frankly we are all wasting our time being decent members of society when there are wealthy foolish men about!!

      And seriously, Elle doesn’t date anyone who isn’t a multimillionaire, even as a fling. She’s notorious in London. She’s got good game in the sense that she’s less obvious than Natalia Vodianova, but it’s not so surprising that she ended up with a billionaire.

      Frankly, any supermodel who doesn’t activate the Supermodel ATM retirement plan should have their supermodel status revoked.

      Exception, Christy Turlington who seems a sweetheart and not so motivated by material wealth and Carla Bruni who comes from Billionaire money to begin with.

    • Decloo says:

      Elle has a super business empire on her own. She doesn’t need his money. She looks terrible as a blond compared to how fab she looks as a brunette.

  3. Tapioca says:

    Pish, you cynic! He’s probably got a great personality.

    She still looks good from a distance, but she’s entered that twilight zone when all further cosmetic work starts to make you look less “young” and more like an alien of indecipherable age.

  4. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    She was a supermodel? She looks really average looking to me, but I don’t know much about modeling. She looks good for her age, I like that she hasn’t botoxed her face into oblivion. I was trying to watch “Revenge”-the ABC show. I was distracted by Madeleine Stowe. Her face didn’t move, but she had a wrinkly neck.

    I guess congratulations-I’m glad to see that he at least went older, and didn’t pick some young, stupid VS model. See, I need to marry a billionaire, so I can do nothing but bake, read books, and write all day.

  5. VioletCrumble says:

    Sure, she looks good for 49, but she’s had a bit of work done, and I believe she’s actually 50. I think she’s a bit of a nutter, unless that phase has passed, and I can’t stand her. That being said, good luck to her.

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, I have the impression that she is a first class twit. I can’t seem to recall why, maybe she said something racist, or maybe it was just plain stupid. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter since you don’t need a PhD to be a model.

      • Kevin says:

        Her pinnacle was the 80′s, so I’m sure her brain has been coke and alcohol addled. She has also spent her life hearing everyone telling her how beautiful she is and her beauty is now sliding. Would effect most anyone’s thought process over the years. Yeah, she’s probably a looney bitch.

  6. TG says:

    I am really impressed that she was able to land a younger billionaire. She must have good game or he really does like/love her. All I know is you can see the crazy in those eyes.

    • Ok says:

      The crazy in her eyes is from the diet pills. I was on them for awhile when I needed to lose weight. And they give you a crazy look in your eyes.

      I just remember when she guested on Friends. They kept running stories about Lisa Kudrow mean-girl-ing Elle.

      But she still has her amazing body. I think she looks very beautiful.

    • yoyo says:

      Yeah well go have a look at his picture. I was like: there is NO WAY this guy is 44. He looks older and kinda spent…and yeah I don’t know I agree with Kaiser here, she just wanted the money and the jet, she’s oozing fakeness, I mean how much money does she have left from her supermodel years, her sons are nearly grown the money from child support is going to stop. She wants to maintain her lifestyle… the whole thing is just pathetic.
      And yeah call me cynical but when I read that her now husband injured himself in a helicopter accident I thought “rich-people problems” -lol yeah I know not nice. yoyo is going to the time out corner now…lol

  7. Turtle Dove says:

    I think that people are forgetting that Elle has worked steadily since the 80s. She does have her own money. No, she’s not a billionaire, but $45-60 million is nothing to sneeze at (depending on which site you believe). She’s still modelling, has an intimates line, a fragrance, skincare line, and does TV. I’d say she’s a catch for a man with means.

  8. Jaded says:

    I’ve hated her since she bragged about using powdered rhino horn to stay young looking, then when she was accused of promoting the destruction of an endangered species she totally back-tracked. Just another vapid, greedy model.

  9. vale says:

    A quote I once heard that always reminds me of Elle: “She’s a woman that has never gotten inside the wrong bed.”

  10. JennJennM says:

    I have a feeling that this marriage will end like Christie Brinkley’s last one. Elle will catch her husband with a barely legal nobody with a supple skin that is easy on the eyes and the hands.

  11. stinky says:

    when will the clipped-on, glued-on, weaved-on hair go away?
    its GROSS.

  12. Jacqueline says:

    Bensimon, huh? How did she end up like this and Kelly is so batshit crazy?

  13. Sugarrbunny says:

    Before the first season of Fashion Star, the season she hosted, Elle was on Howard Stern promoting the show & said she was 50. So she ages backwards like Merlin?

  14. BestJess says:

    I can’t believe the great quote from her heyday about how she wouldnt ever read a book she hadnt written hasnt been brought up yet. That was one of the earlier signs that things in “The Body’s” brain were a little NQR