Not So Faithfull: Marianne Splits from 'Soul Mate'
Byline: Richard Simpson
WITH three divorces and a string of failed romances behind her, she thought she had finally found enduring love.
But at the age of 62, Marianne Faithfull is single again after her 15- year relationship with her 'soul mate' broke up.
The Sixties icon moved to Paris a decade ago to live with Francois Ravard, who is ten years younger than her. She had previously lived in a cottage on a country estate in Co.
Wicklow for nine years.
Miss Faithfull, who dated Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones' Sixties heyday, revealed in an interview that the relationship has hit the buffers..
'I'm all right but I have had a bit of an adventure - my relationship broke up,' she said. 'I felt very betrayed and lonely. I am much, much better now, but it is not good for your self-esteem.' The break-up, which her publicist confirmed to the Mail last night, has come as a surprise to many friends of the singer.
Despite Mr Ravard going on what Miss Faithfull said was a 'four-day bender' when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, he was subsequently described as being nothing short of 'heroic' as she successfully battled the disease. …