Emilie Astley is the daughter and only child of Rick Astley, the English singer, and his wife of more than two decades, Lene Bausager. She is currently 31 years old, and according to several reports, she currently works as a landscape designer in Denmark where she currently resides.
Born Richard Paul Astley, 1980s pop music genre fans will most likely be more familiar with Emilie’s father, Rick, because he is the English singer, songwriter, and radio personality who became famous with his signature song Never Gonna Give You Up during the early 1980s. He wrote a few more songs, including Together Forever and Whenever You Need Somebody before going on a six-year hiatus. He returned in the 2000s and has remained ever-present since then. This article, though, focuses on the life of his only offspring, Emilie Astley.
Summary of Emilie Astley’s Bio
- Full name: Emilie Astley
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: August 30, 1992
- Place of birth: Denmark
- Emilie Astley’s Age: 31 years old
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: British/Danish
- Current Residence: Denmark
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Emilie Astley’s Parents: Richard “Rick” Paul Astley (father), Lene Bausager (mother)
- Eye color: Blue
- Hair color: Brunette
- Education: Master’s degree in fine art
- Occupation: Landscape designer
- Famous for: being Rick Astley’s daughter
- Emilie Astley’s Instagram: @emilieastley
How Old Is Emilie Astley?
Emilie Astley is 31 years old. She was born on August 30, 1992, in Denmark. The fact mentioned above confirms her status as a citizen of Denmark, and her birth sign is Virgo. However, since both of her parents are British, Emilie can also identify as a British citizen. Her classic physical and facial features also confirm her ethnic identity as Caucasian.
The celebrity child is the only child of her parents, and speaking of parents, Emilie Astley’s celebrity status comes primarily from the fact that she is the daughter of English singer, songwriter, and radio personality, Richard Paul Astley, professionally known as Rick Astley.
Emilie is a product of Rick’s more than three-decades-long relationship with film producer Lene Bausager. Born in 1965, Emilie’s 58-year-old mother started her career as a marketing personnel at a record label during the late 1980s. Her present career endeavors as a film producer have seen her contribute to the production of movies like Cashback (2005), The Broken (2008), and Ginger & Rosa (2012), among others.
Emilie Astley’s Parents Were Not Married At The Time Of Her Birth
Emilie’s parents were only a few years into their now more than three-decade relationship when they had her in 1992. To state the facts, they waited until she was around 11 years old to tie the knot in 2003.
As previously stated, Emilie’s mother, Lene Bausager, used to work as a marketing personnel for the record label RCA in Denmark. Fate also designed it to be that the record label in question was the same one managing her father’s music career.
They met for the first time in 1987 and according to Rick, he fell in love with Lene the first time he set his eyes on her. He saw her again, briefly, a few weeks later in London, and thankfully, that was not the last time he saw her.
The one year he waited before seeing her again seemed worth it as they sat down to a cup of tea. What followed next was a series of letters and calls that Emilie’s father admits racked up some big phone bills for him because he was calling her from all over the world.
After Emilie’s father returned from his Japan tour in the spring of 1989, he and her mother officially began dating. About three years later, they welcomed Emilie. As stated earlier, they did not get married until Emilie was about 11 years old. Nonetheless, their marriage has exceeded the two decades mark already, and shows no sign of ending.
Emilie Astley Was Most Likely Raised In Denmark
While we have yet to ascertain the finer details of her early life, several factors have contributed to the assumption that Emilie Astley was most likely raised in the country of her birth.
For one, both her parents, who now live in the Surrey town of Molesey, were reportedly living and working in the Viking country. It makes a lot of sense then, that they would have their only daughter close to them, or, at the very least, in the company of her mother when her dad was traveling for work.
Like most of her childhood, we have yet to decipher the details of Emilie’s formal educational background, which includes the schools she attended from kindergarten to college level.
Her father’s interview with The Sydney Morning Herald brought to the fore that she has a master’s degree in fine art, which is not a bad accomplishment for anyone.
Emilie Astley Is A Landscape Designer
Given the musical and largely entertainment legacy in her family, many would have expected Emilie Astley to follow in the footsteps of either of her parents, particularly her father who is a revered pop icon.
Whether it is due to a lack of musical talent, or simply a matter of choice, we can confirm that Emilie Astley did not follow in the footsteps of her relatively more illustrious father.
That decision does not in any way reflect any possibility that she is less than fulfilled in her chosen field of endeavor. She is currently a landscape designer who gets to feel and see the satisfaction of her clients when she uses her considerable skills and talents to restore, or turn their gardens, landscapes, and more into a thing of beauty.
There is currently no piece of information regarding Emilie net worth, but all signs point to the fact that she is financially satisfied with her chosen career field. Choosing a different career path from that of her parents has also not alienated Emilie from their love and respect in spite of her career choice.
In fact, during his interview with the Sydney Herald, her father pointedly referred to her as a real go-getter. Also, he revealed the fact that he and his wife were both really proud of all her career accomplishments.
Is Emilie Astley Married or Dating?
While the Astleys have a very close relationship, Emilie and her father could not be any farther from each other in terms of their public profile. While her father is not against handing out exclusive interviews to publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, Emilie has managed to keep a tight lid when it involves details of her personal life.
The fact that she does not live in the same country as her parents further makes it challenging to know what is going on in her life, including details like whether she is married, has children, or is in any serious romantic relationship.