Gael Anderson, the daughter of rock legend Ian Anderson attracted massive attention after her marriage to a renowned actor Andrew Lincoln. The British actor gained tremendous popularity for his charismatic and most prolonged performance as Rick Grimes in the cult-hit AMC series, The Walking Dead.
In addition to his professional successes, Andrew is also doing fantastic when it comes to his married life with his wife Gael. So, in today’s article, we have come up with some intriguing facts about her, including her professional life, family background, spiky hairstyle, and more.
Let’s check it all out!
Who are Gael Anderson Parents?
Gael is the daughter of Ian Anderson and Shona Learoyd. Her parents tied the knot in 1976. They met while Gael’s mom Shona was working as a press officer at her dad’s band Jethro Tull’s record label. Her mother is described as a “beautiful convent-educated daughter of a wealthy wool manufacturer” by Rolling Stone.
Besides, Gale has a brother named James Duncan Anderson. Like his father, James is also following into music.
Take Close Look at Gael Anderson Father’s Life
Her dad Ian Anderson was born on 10th August 1947, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. His father James Anderson (Gael’s grandfather) had an RSA Boiler Fluid Company in East Port. Ian moved to England with his family in 1959 and they settled in Blackpool, Lancashire.
Moving towards his music career, Anderson is one of the versatile artists in the entertainment world. He is predominantly known as the lead vocalist of the popular British rock band, Jethro Tull. He also serves as a flutist and acoustic guitarist for the band.
Moreover, he can play several other musical instruments including keyboards, bass guitar, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, and more. The band consists of David Goodier, John O’Hara, Scott Hammond, and Joe Parrish. In 1969, they released their commercial success album Stand Up which peaked in No. 1 in the UK.
Their subsequent hit albums include Aqualung (1971), Thick as a Brick (1972), and Grammy Award-winning Crest of a Knave (1987).
Besides, he also has a great career as a solo artist. He released his first solo album Walk into Light in 1983.
Her Early Details
She was born and raised in the United Kingdom. While her exact date of birth is still missing, Gael is reportedly in her early 50s as of 2022.
Besides, she belongs to British nationality and has a mixed ethnical background
What does Gael Anderson do? Details on Her Career
Gael Anderson doesn’t involve herself professionally like her hubby. She previously worked as a flutist. She is also credited for her rare work on the TV show, Teachers.
On the other side, her hubby Andrew has a shining career in acting. He landed his first role as Terry in Drop the Dead Donkey in 1994. The actor appeared in a couple of TV projects including Over Here and Brawell in 1996.
His big break came after his breakout performance in the BBC drama This Life. Furthermore, Lincoln is better known for his role in Shipwrecked (2000-01) and Teachers (2001-02).
Andrew made his biggest breakthrough with the highly-acclaimed character Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead in 2018. For his work, he has won two Saturn Awards and also got three People’s Choice Awards nominations.
Prior to his TV roles, Andrew has worked on a number of hit movies such as Human Traffic (1999), Love Actually (2003), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), and more.
When did Gael Anderson marry Andrew Lincoln? Their Wedding Details
The couple tied the knot in June 2006, in a low-key wedding ceremony. Apple Martin, the daughter of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow, served as the flower girl at their wedding. They are leading a blissful married life every since.
While there isn’t much about their nuptials, the two looked quite casual in their abovementioned wedding photo, especially Gael. In fact, she was pregnant with their first child at the time.
Andrew Lincoln’s Wife Gael Was His P.A. When They First Met
The duo came across for the first time when both of them were working on the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers back in the early 2000s. Lincoln had a directorial gig in the show’s two episodes while Gael worked as a production assistant.
The Walking Dead star once jestingly told Rolling Stone that his then future wife never made a single cup of tea for him throughout the project. He stated,
“She was a P.A. and was supposed to make a cup of tea. That was her job. She didn’t make me a f**king cup of tea that whole job.”
He further added,
“But I just saw her silhouette — she had this crazy mullet with spiky — she looked like Sonic the Hedgehog. I saw this crazy looking girl with these beautiful green eyes, and I just went, ‘Who the hell is that?’ I was spellbound.”
By the way, Gael and Andrew subsequently hit it off and dated for some time before the actor proposed to his girlfriend. And their relationship is still sailing smoothly.
She shares two children with her husband
The two are the doting parents of two children. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Matilda Clutterbuck in 2007. Andrew Lincoln’s wife Gael gave birth to their second child, a son, Arthur in 2010.
Back in August 2013, they were spotted enjoying their time at the beach in the Caribbean with their daughter. The couple rarely appears with their children.
Furthermore, in August of 2017, Andrew and Gael took their kids for an adventurous vacation in Central America. They enjoyed surfing in Costa Rica at the time.
Gael’s spouse Andrew Lincoln is a Devoted Family Member
Despite his busy schedule, the English actor always manages time for the family. He told The Scotsman newspaper his family is his first priority,
“It’s family first. It makes me more efficient. Work is work time, then I come home – and there is nothing more grounding. You’re fawned over and wined and dined in LA, and you come home and have to change the nappy.”
In the same interview, Andrew also recalled his adorable love story with Gael,
“I saw someone that I just fell for, it was amazing. Ours is a very ordinary love story, I suppose. We met, we spent time together, and then I proposed and we got married and had children.”
Gael Anderson’s role as Andrew’s tech guru
In an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, Andrew talked about his little to no involvement in tech. The actor said he doesn’t use any smartphone but whenever he wants to know about the world his wife is always there. He maintained,
“She’s the reason I’m able to do this mad job. She has built a life in Atlanta while I’m away filming. I don’t have a smartphone or apps or anything and people ask me why. I say: ‘My wife is my app.”
Lincoln further talked about his wife’s role in the family and said that she holds them all together.
“She’s magnificent. She’s in the most honorable profession in the world – she’s a full-time mum.”
The above-mentioned lines clearly say the loving duo is super happy with each other. And it’s been over 15-year since they are together without any reports of conflict.
At present, the family of four resides in their house in Atlanta.
Did you know the former The Walking Dead property master James Heltibridle was killed in a car accident?
Gael Anderson Net Worth
The exact amount of her wealth is still under review. While talking about her spouse Andrew Lincoln, he has an estimated net worth of $16 million. His peak salary was $650,000 per episode whilst working in The Walking Dead.