Who doesn’t love Bono!? We see so much of him…as an entertainer and as an amazing humanitarian. He has a huge and generous heart. But he also has an amazingly devoted wife, of whom we hear very little about, but her contributions to her family and to society have been enormous. And I felt that maybe it would be a refreshing change of pace to celebrate a really great family…even if they didn’t just have a baby or announce a pregnancy!
Below Ali and Bono are pictured with their daughters.
Below Ali is pictured with one of her sons, John Abraham.
Whereas Bono is always in the limelight, his wife of 24 years works her magic behind the scenes. While Bono is traveling the world, Ali Hewson, 45, has been busy raising 4 children and being extremely committed to social causes. Alison (Ali) Hewson married Bono in 1982 when she was 21 years old. Bono and Ali had been childhood sweethearts; having been in love since they were 15 and 16. They now live in Ireland with their two daughters, 17-year-old Jordan and 15-year-old Memphis Eve and their two sons, 7-year-old Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and 5-year-old John Abraham.
Ali has said that she is done with the whole stretchy maternity clothes thing. “The house is full enough,” said the mother of four. “No more kids.” “That’s it – we are done and we are very happy,” she chuckled. “Definitely no more kids. We are overrun as it is.” In addition to being a very hands-on parent — she has gone on record saying that she, not a nannny, stays up with the children at night, she champions many charitable causes, among them the Cheronobyl Children’s Project, and she created the Edun clothing line.(from which the proceeds go towards supporting AIDS prevention and the people of Africa) Celeb mom Michelle Williams also supports the cause by modeling Edun’s clothing.
Here is an up-to-date photo of Ali and Bono at the launch of Edun’s ONE Campaign t-shirts this week. Ali is so beautiful! This is my tangent, but she looks so amazingly gorgeous and she is 45 and has 4 children! She may be my new inspiration!
Heidi Klum also shows Support for The ONE Campaign!
As does mommy to Ryder, the luminous Kate Hudson.
And Brad Pitt!