“Mary means so incomprehensibly much to me. I actually don’t think she has ever realized how dependent I’ve been of her during all these years we’ve been together. She’s always been the one that has caught me when I have been so very close to falling apart completely, and if she would have disappeared—I am sorry, I know that I’m falling into my irritating, miserable image by saying it—then I would have killed myself,” said Robert Smith to Pop magazine about his wife, Mary Poole.
Smith met Poole when he was just 14 years old at St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School in Crawley, England, when he drummed up the nerve to ask her to be his partner in a drama-class project. “I just struck lucky early on,” Smith told The Guardian in 2004.
Almost 15 years after they met, a very successful Robert Smith penned “Lovesong” as his wedding present for Mary. The two exchanged vows in 13 August 1988, and are still together, their rock ‘n’ roll marriage bucking the odds and showing no signs of, well, disintegrating.
When asked in 1990 by Cure News what one experience in the past he’d like to go back and repeat, Smith answered, “My first dance with Mary.” Their first dance, as teens, was to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”.
Featured image: Renee Ruin.
Photo on this page: Smith and Poole in 1986, by Richard Young.
Text: Yahoo Music.
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