One can be lifted from obscurity to fame just by their relationship with a famous person. The kind of fame attained this way is one that is most times not welcomed by the newly famous person and such is the case for Veronica Tetzlaff, a reserved British lady whose marriage to John Deacon, the former bassist of the English rock band, Queen, brought to the spotlight. Despite the fame that came with her marriage, Tetzlaff, much like her husband, has kept quite the distance from the glitz and glamour that comes with superstardom.
Veronica Tetzlaff Bio
Veronica Tetzlaff is a native of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, unsurprisingly, her birthdate isn’t known. She was born to parents of Polish descent who raised her Catholic. Her parents are staunch Catholics and believers in the Carmelite branch of Catholicism as named after Mount Carmel in Palestine. Her highly religious background leaves little to wonder of her humble personality.
As a young lady, she aspired to be a nurse and to bring her dreams to fruition, she enrolled at the Maria Assumpta Teacher Training College located in Kensington. Following her studies, she began working as a nanny. However, it wasn’t a job she’d come to need for long as she was soon married to a superstar that would be John Deacon.
Veronica Tetzlaff met John Deacon in 1971 at her school in Kensington and immediately struck a romantic connection. Fast forward four years later and the two were married. Their wedding took place on the 18th of January 1975 and was held in a Carmelite Catholic Church in Kensington. Their wedding came just a day after Deacon’s band, Queen, released their song “No I’m Here.”
Her husband’s friend, Nigel Bullen with whom he sang in his first band, The Opposition, served as the Best Man of the wedding. Tetzlaff had already taken in and was two months pregnant as at when she wedded Deacon. The couple has since remained married to each other.
Veronica Tetzlaff ‘s Family
Veronica Tetzlaff’s most known family member is, of course, her husband John Deacon. He is a native of Leicester, England and was born on the 19th of August 1951. He showed high intelligence at school and had an affinity for music early on, especially soul. As a teenager, John Deacon played with his first band, The Opposition, and remained with them for years before leaving for college.
He, however, quit college to return to music and found his way to the fledgling band Queen – then in need of a guitarist, and the rest is music history. In addition to playing the bass, Deacon also composed numerous songs for the band. He remained with the band until 1997, leaving as a result of the death of one of its members, Freddie Mercury, who passed in 1991.
After his retirement, Deacon became highly reclusive. He didn’t even attend the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Veronica Tetzlaff and John Deacons’ family has been blessed with 6 children. Their children are; Robert, (July 18, 1975); Michael (February 3, 1978), Laura, (June 25, 1979) Joshua, Luke, born on November 7, 1993, and Cameron. The family is enjoying their private lifestyle at their home in Putney, South West London.
Facts About John Deacon’s Wife
A Song Written About Her Was A Top Hit
One of the songs that John Deacon composed for Queen was about his wife. The song titled, “You’re My Best Friend” was part of their 4th studio album, A Night at the Opera. The song proved to be an international hit, selling over one million copies and charting in both in UK and US charts. The song has been used in numerous films and TV shows.
She Is Very Modest
Veronica Tetzlaff wears her modesty on her sleeves, literally, as Ruth Bullen, wife to her husband’s friend Nigel Bullen revealed, Veronica wore only plain clothes and never wore makeup. Ruth also described how elated Veronica was after Deacon bought her a mini-car right after their marriage. She wasn’t concerned about the type of car but was only happy to own one.
Her Husband is among the wealthiest British men
John Deacon might have long excluded himself from Queen’s activities, but that doesn’t rob him of the benefits of the years of efforts he invested in the band. As of 2019, John Deacon made the Sunday Times’ Rich List as one of Britain’s wealthiest with a net worth of £130 million.