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Inside Nick Faldo’s love life, from having Porsche smashed by his jealous lover to marrying wife No4 during lockdown

NICK FALDO looks to have finally found true love with fourth wife Lindsay De Marco.

The six-time Major winner, 64, recently announced he would step down from his lucrative position as a CBS Sports pundit.

Sir Nick Faldo is one of Britain's greatest ever golfersCredit: Reuters
Lindsay De Marco married Faldo in December 2020Credit: Instagram
The pair have a combined nine marriages between themCredit: Instagram
Faldo's first wife was Melanie Rockall, with the pair tying the knot in 1979Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
After splitting from Valerie, Faldo married Gill Bennett and the pair had three childrenCredit: PA:Press Association
But their marriage hit the rocks and Faldo had a three-year affair with Brenna CepelakCredit: Reuters

Always a joy to watch on the course, the English golfer certainly enjoys a colorful personal life away from it.

Sir Nick has been married four times and recently got hitched to former Mrs Conservative USA Lindsay.

The pair tied the knot in December 2020 after their original plans of a glitzy Kensington Palace bash were scuppered by the pandemic.

There were just sixteen guests in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions, as De Marco notched her own SEVENTH wedding.

Faldo revealed to Hello Magazine: "There was a great atmosphere, and it was fun.

"We love being together and feel so connected."

Faldo and De Marco were more than aware of each other's past - but the golfing star was keen to look forward, not back.

He continued: "We've both had experiences and have moved on from them.

"Although you can't change the past, you can learn from it. We live in the now.

"Lindsay and I are really connected."

Faldo married his first wife Melanie Rockall in 1979, but things didn't work out between the pair who split in 1984.


The ex-golfer suggested things weren't right from the start, saying: "We were happily married for eight months.

"Unfortunately, we were married for four-and-a-half years."

After their divorce, he married his manager's secretary, Gill Bennett and the couple had three children - Natalie, Matthew and Georgia.

Faldo and Bennett split in 1995 after he began seeing then 20-year-old US golfing student Brenna Cepelak.

Brutally, Benett branded Faldo as "socially, [sic] a 24-handicapper."

His whirlwind three-year affair with Cepelak also ended in disaster for Faldo, who reportedly had his Porsche smashed in with a golf club after she found out about new flame Valerie Bercher.

According to the Mirror, Faldo said: "I was praying she didn't use my best clubs.

"You should have heard me sigh with relief when I found out she'd just picked up an old wedge I'd left lying in the garage."

Faldo and Valerie would marry in a lavish ceremony in 2001 and share one daughter together.

But again things didn't end happily for the three-time Open champ, with the couple filing for divorce five years later.

New wife Lindsay is not phased by his extensive previous relationships and simply puts their history down to being "hopeless romantics".

She said: "We enjoy traveling and just feel comfortable together.

"We're hopeless romantics and wanted to make that commitment."

Lindsay had six previous husbands before Faldo, who insists that he has now found "the one".


One of Lindsay's former hubbies Randy Heine wished her well in her new union, but branded his ex-wife the "Elizabeth Taylor of golf".

He told the Daily Mirror: "Good for them. It’ll be her seventh marriage.

"They are like golf’s answer to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

"That’s a lot of marriages.

“Lindsay has enough husbands for us all to be ushers at the wedding."

She was named Mrs Conservative USA in 2012 and once received a $250 and six months probation for a drug-related charge.

Linsday and Faldo announced their engagement in August 2020 with a glitzy Instagram post.

And the pair appear to be in good shape, with the former golf star hanging up his CBS microphone after more than fifteen years as a pundit.

Faldo now lives on a Montana farm and wants to spend more time with his family after leaving TV.

He said in a statement: "As an added personal note, my wife, Lindsay, and I, with our three Weimaraners have relocated to the wondrous and magnificent state of Montana.

"Lindsay and I are fortunate to have a very close and special relationship.

"With that, I want to spend more time with her, our dogs and assorted farm animals..on our new Faldo Farm."

It was not third time lucky for Faldo after his marriage to Valerie broke down in 2006Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
But he says he has met "the one" in American Lindsay, with the pair living in MontanaCredit: Paul Edwards - The Sun
The golfing star and Lindsay were wed in December 2020Credit: Instagram @faldo006