Shane MacGowan remembers first moment he met his wife Victoria Mary Clarke

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Shane MacGowan has been head over heels for his wife Victoria Mary Clarke since they met when they were in their 20s.

The singer is currently in hospital, however, he spoke to VIP Magazine for our December issue.

He took us through his life and the nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way.

One of the most important moments of his life was when he met his now-wife Victoria four decades ago.

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“It was in my twenties that I met Victoria I fell in love with her the minute I saw her,” he tells us.

“She told me to ‘f**k off’ the first time I spoke to her and I was mesmerised.

“We didn’t get together for four years,” he went on to say.

Unfortunately during his forties, he reached a “low point” which led to Victoria leaving him due to his drug abuse.

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“It was the biggest regret of my life losing Victoria, so I tried really hard to get her back and found a clinic to get me off heroin,” he explains.

“I survived and Victoria came back to me. We got engaged, although we didn’t get married for a long time!”

The couple married in 2018 when they were in their sixties.

“Victoria and I got married in Copenhagen, which really felt amazing and I think it made a big difference to both of us.”

To read all of Shane MacGowan’s life lessons pick up the December issue of VIP Magazine, out now.

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