Matt Bellamy's Fiancé- Interview (200703 Cosmopolitan feature)
Matt Bellamy's Fiancé: Interview
Her name's Gaia Polloni, the girl from Como that owns Matthew Bellamy's heart. And she reveals to Cosmo all her private details of her life with a rockstar that cooks pasta at home...
Have you ever dreamt of living a passionate love story with a rockstar and having fun at gigs, flying on Concorde planes and exclusive parties with Justin Timberlake and Eminem sitting at your table? In case your answer is positive, don't feel down by reading the following interview, one of us has finally made it to make her dream come true! But if it can make things easier, rest assured that the lucky girl that met with Cosmo to confess how to become (and more important stay) the queen of hearts of a rockstar is Italian.
Gaia Polloni, 26, from Como, is who loves and is loved by Matthew Bellamy, frontman of Muse, and has decided to "come out" just with us. "Usually he who speaks is Matthew," says Gaia "but he's not jealous. He just wished me good luck and said not to complain if your bum ends up on a magazine".
TWO QUIET TYPES
- You go out with one of the most famous rockstars in the world. Your life must be great.
I wouldn't say so. I wake up at 6am every day, I spend an hour stuck in the traffic to go to work to Milan and when I finish I spend another hour on my way back. I'm getting a degree in clinical Psychology and I'm doing internship at San Raffaele Hospital with psychotic patients.
- How did your love start? Various legends are going around about how you met.
It's Matt's fault, he always makes up a different version. The truth is that I was in a club in Milan with a friend. When he walked in our eyes met and like in a film, this moment lasted like for eternity. We started talking, or something, since I couldn't really speak English. After a couple of months I left everything behind and moved to London. It'll be six years in April that we're together and a couple of months ago we got engaged.
- After some years, similar story, but this time he left everything behind for you. Is that true?
I've decided to go back to Italy to finish my studies and he surprisingly came with me. Matt is the kind of guy that leaves you lots of freedom and I've never thought he would have followed me. Now we live by lake Como but don't ask where, our privacy is sacred.
- How do you spend your free time? From one party to another, I imagine.
Actually we're homey types always stuck to Sky tv. Sci-fi films for him and love stories for me. And then "Lost". Matt is addicted to it. When we get off the couch we like walking in the mountains or go on a boat. He's very sporty and now I love going on the bicycle and fishing like him.
- Really, no social life?
Sometimes we go to the Japanese restaurant when Matt comes home, since he's always back and forth from London to Lake Como. When he's around, I don't get to cook. He's amazing at cooking fish, roasted chicken and fresh pasta. But we haven't always had a domestic life. When we were in London, we used to hang around lots with his colleagues or other bands. Jessica, Dom's girlfriend, is my best friend.
- Matthew sounds perfect. Flaws?
HE's really touchy. He often writes and composes at night and in the morning when I wake up he asks me for an opinion but beware of telling him that something is wrong. We argue nearly every day about silly things.
He leaves his socks everywhere and when he drinks milk he always leaves it out of the fridge. and I wish he would learn more Italian. He doesn't speak much at all.
- Getting married any time soon?
I dream of a wedding in a church with a big white dress, a Cadillac, with lots of cans attached to it. And I'd love to have kids, lots. Let's say three.
- Is it more difficult to grab a rockstar, or spend 6 years with one?
You have to come to terms with facts like popularity, crazy fans, the distance. The first times I thought I couldn't handle it and I had so much jealousy and arguments. One day I have even packed my bags. Now I'm more relaxed, I have learnt to trust him. Our house is covered with pictures of the two of us.
- Well, at least you don't get to queue at gigs and you get in for free.
I follow him quite often as his personal stylist, last time to Japan. And if I don't go he always takes home a present. The last one is a doll with its teeth lightning up when it smiles: it's the Cheshire Cat from Alice the wonderland, my favourite story. He bought himself a robot that walks around the house.
- Has he ever written a song for you?
He never told me but there are songs that I feel belong to us, like Starlight (during the gig in Milan he dedicated it to her--ed). Many songs, I see them from the beginning. While he rehearses he asks me to play bass for him, I am trying to get him to listen to Italian artists that I like. We were there too to see Ligabue at Campovolo or Vinicio Capossela that he found amazing.
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