Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
The couple met and married in France
We all need a rock in life. But why go for one in the metaphorical sense, when an actual rock can do the job?
Tracey Emin has revealed that she has married a rock. She met the rock in her garden in France, which was convenient, and describes him/her/it as ‘very beautiful’. Sounds dreamy.
The wedding was a private affair that took place last summer in the garden where they met. The bride wore her father’s white funeral shroud.
As in many relationships, sometimes the 52-year-old artist is poetic about her partner, calling it an ‘anchor I can identify with’, and saying, ‘It means I am not alone. Somewhere on a hill facing the sea, there is a very beautiful ancient stone, and it’s not going anywhere.’
And at other times she just tells it like it is: ‘The whole thing with the stone is – it’s a big f***ing stone, right. It’s in my garden, it’s very nice and very impressive and I like it a lot.’
‘The other thing about the stone is that it could be quite monstrous and scary. Instead I saw it as a protection thing as opposed to a fearful thing.’
‘The other thing with the stone is it’s not going anywhere. Even if there’s the biggest f***ing tsunami in the whole f***ing world, the stone will probably still stay there.’
And that’s all part of the beauty of love we suppose, the complexity of it. Sometimes your partner is something you connect with on a more spiritual level, and at the same time they can just be someone who you find very nice and impressive.
Although the tsunami point is someone / something a human spouse just can’t compete with, which is definitely a pull factor when it comes considering embarking on a union with a rock.
Plus we imagine a divorce would be pretty straightforward.
Congratulations Tracey and The Rock (not to be confused with the wrestler-turned-actor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson).