Who is Keith Richards' wife? | The Sun

THE ROLLING Stones are one of rock and roll's most recognized bands, having dominated the industry since 1962.

Guitarist and vocalist Keith Richards has since established himself as a prolific songwriter alongside his bandmate, Mick Jagger.

Who is Keith Richards' wife?

Born on March 17, 1956, Patti Hansen is a model and actress who married rock star Keith Richards in 1983.

Raised in Staten Island, Patti was discovered at the age of 14 and signed to Wilhemina Models shortly thereafter.

Throughout her career, Patti has appeared in magazines such as Seventeen, Vogue, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour.

She has landed campaigns with brands like Versace, Revlon, and Calvin Klein.

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During the 1980s, Patti took a break from her modeling career to pursue acting.

After starring in movies such as They All Laughed (1981) and Hard to Hold (1984), Patti returned to modeling.

When did Keith Richards and Patti Hansen get together?

Keith first met Patti in 1979.

According to Richards' memoir, Life, he first saw the model while out dancing at Studio 54.

He wrote: "I didn't see her again for a while, but the vision stayed in my mind."

She later attended his 36th birthday party, and the two finally formally met.

Richards wrote: "There was life before Patti and life after."

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On his 40th birthday – December 18, 1983 – the two were married.

Together, they share two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra.

Both of their children have taken after Patti, appearing in various fashion campaigns.

In September 2014, Richards and Theodora published a children's book entitled Gus And Me: The Story Of My Granddad and My First Guitar.

The story is inspired by Theodora's namesake, her great-grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree.

Has Keith Richards been married to anyone else?

From 1967 until 1979, Keith was in a relationship with actress Anita Pallenberg.

The former couple share two children together, Marlon and Angela.

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They welcomed a third child, Tara, who tragically passed away from sudden infant death syndrome aged just two months old.

Anita and Richards never married.

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