Monday, October 27, 2008
Andrea Feick released scandalous pictures of herself with Bono on a beach in St. Tropez on Facebook. The 19-year-old fashion student shared the photos, which show the 48-year-old rock star and humanitarian partying with two bikini-clad teenagers on the sands, at the infamous Nikki Beach bar, and on a £12 million yacht, with the New York and French networks on Facebook.
Hannah Emerson, a sophomore at Reading University, is the other half of the duo, accompanying her friend, Andrea Feick, who has known Bono since they met in a club on the French Riviera. One photo has Bono holding Andrea's hand dramatically to his chest while as fellow musician, Simon Carmody, places his hand on Hannah's knee. In another, the two barely-dressed girls are seen wrapping their hands around the U2 star.
Despite the intimacy of the photos, however, Andrea Feick maintains their relationship is only as friends: "I think that for somebody who's much older than I am... no thank you."
Bono has maintained a scrupulously clean public image so these photos are particularly damaging. In addition, his relationship with his wife, Ali, of 26 years has been unusually enduring compared to other celebrities so it's surprising that he placed himself into such a compromising position.
Andrea Feick and Hannah Emerson with Bono (Photos)
Andrea Feick and Hannah Emerson in Bikini on Yacht
Andrea Feick and Hannah Emerson with Bono
Bono Holding Andrea Feick's Hand