Lene Bausager is the wife of Rick Astley, singer and songwriter. Lene Bausager is 58 years old and is a producer and businesswoman.
Lene first met Rick in 1987 while she was a staff of the singer’s Denmark record label. They commenced dating two years later in 1989 and went on to date for 15 long years before going on to tie the knot in 2003. Getting married was a spur-of-the-moment thing for the couple, as they didn’t bother to tell anyone before going to the registry.
Lene Bausager Was Born in Denmark in 1965
Lene Bausager was born in 1965, which pegs her current age at 58. Rick Astley’s wife is Danish; the records captured her place of birth as Denmark. However, her ethnic heritage is said to be French and German.
Her parents have been identified as Eric Bausager and his lifelong wife, Ingrid Bausager, though the details of their professional lives are not known. With that said, it is common knowledge that Eric Bausager has already passed on. Lene is very close to her parents and has been severally spotted sharing their pictures through her social media handles.
Lene has never mentioned having any siblings, and many have assumed that she may be an only child. In the same way, nothing is known about her academic journey.
She is a Film and Documentary Producer
Lene Bausager earns her keep in the showbiz industry as a movie and video producer. When she first crossed paths with the man who would become her husband, Lene was working in the marketing department of his Danish record label.
Later in life, she founded her own movie, TV, and documentary production company called Ugly Duckling Films. Lene’s firm is situated in Central London and is associated with Rick Astley Music Management as its umbrella company.
Ugly Duckling Films takes the credit for producing projects like “Cashback” in 2005, “The Broken” in 2008, and “Ginger & Rosa” in 2012.
The production of Cashback made her a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film the next year in 2006. Other awards she has been nominated for include Gotham Awards in 2014 and Danish Film Awards.
Lene’s prowess does not end with movie production, she has also produced music videos such as Hung Up by Madonna in 2005, and She Makes Me by her husband in 2018
Lene Bausager and Rick Astley Began Dating in 1989
From what we gathered from sources, Lene Bausager and Rick Astley met sometime in 1987 when she was employed at his Danish record label as a promoter in the marketing unit. Rick is renowned as an English vocalist, songwriter, radio personality, and more.
According to reports, Rick had just turned 21, and Lene was 22 – a year older when they met. Rick said it was a case of love at first sight for him, but they did not commence dating immediately. The musician said he saw her again in London a few weeks later, and then a year later, they met in Denmark while he was on tour in the country. At that point, Rick said they were already writing to each other, and he would rack up huge phone bills calling Lene from all over the globe.
The couple’s relationship became romantic in 1989 following Rick’s return from his Japan tour. The two were inseparable from then on, and in 1992, they welcomed the only child of their union.
They Were Together For 15 Years Before Getting Married in 2003
After 15 long years of dating, Lene Bausager and her love interest Rick Astley went on to exchange wedding vows in 2003. According to what the English musician said in an interview session, it was their daughter who finally convinced them to get married.
Rick said Emily, who was then living in Copenhagen, visited, and the three of them were sitting in the living room when she asked, “Are you going to get married or what?”; their answer to that question was, “OK, let’s do it!”
It was a spur-of-the-moment thing for them as they decided to take advantage of their daughter’s visit as she was only staying for a few weeks. The couple never bothered to inform anybody but just went straight to the registry to tie the knot.
When the news of Lene Bausager and Rick Astley’s marriage finally hit the airwaves, it made headlines as fans were not expecting it from a couple that has lived together for 15 years without entertaining the idea of getting married.
The Couple Have Been Married for Two Decades
Calculations from their wedding date show that the couple has remained married for over two decades, though they have been together for more than 34 years.
Lene and Rick still live in the same house in East Molesey, Surrey, called Astley Towers. According to what Rick said in an interview session with The Times, their house is far from ostentatious, and you can never mistake it for a celebrity home. The English musician, however, assured the public that the house was actually bigger than it appeared to be and housed a studio in the garage.
Rick also described his home as very cozy – a place you can light candles while relaxing on velvet couches to listen to good old-school records.
Lene and Rick share a strong relationship and a corresponding strong commitment which has been credited as the secret of their long-lasting union.
Rick revealed that life has not been all roses and champaign for them as they have done so many couple’s therapy just to put things in order. According to the English musician, being brought up by his father made him always crave a mother figure. Rick said he likes strong women, which is exactly what Lene is.
Lena and Rick Have a Daughter Named Emily Astley
As earlier mentioned, Lene Bausager’s marriage to Rick Astley produced one child who goes by the name Emily Astley. Reports revealed that Emily was born in 1992, way before her parents even thought of getting married. In fact, Rick’s only child has been credited for being the one that nudged them in the right direction.
Emily is well-read, though nothing has been said about her high school record and first degree. However, we were told that the English celebrity child did her Master’s at Royal Academy, majoring in fine arts.
Currently, she is a resident of Denmark, where she earns a living as an artist and landscape designer. Talking about Emily, Rick said he is proud of how his daughter has turned out.