By his own admission, White Stripes frontman Jack White is quite possibly your third man, the seventh son and the brother to his sister Meg (who is actually his ex-wife.) He was once known as John Anthony Gillis, and has on occasion referred to himself as “Jackie White,” though he’s currently been going by the name “Three Quid.” And now, we can add another handle to that long list of aliases: daddy.
On Tuesday (November 29), representatives for White’s wife, model Karen Elson, confirmed that the couple were expecting their first child. The sex of the baby isn’t known, but the little bluesman (or woman) is said to be due in the spring. Elson’s spokesperson went on to add that the couple are “ridiculously happy” about the news. Representatives for White had no comment on the matter, as they do not speak about their artist’s personal life.
The child is the first for both White and Elson, and the announcement ends months of pregnancy rumors swirling around the couple.
White and Elson were married in June in Manaus, Brazil, in a ceremony as unconventional as it was unexpected. The two said their vows, according to a post on the White Stripes’ Web site, “on the confluence of three rivers — the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon … by a traditional shaman priest on a canoe at the exact point where the three rivers met. … The ceremony was immediately followed by a blessing by a priest at a Catholic cathedral called Igreja Matric” (see “Jack White Marries Model From Stripes’ ’Blue Orchid’ Video” ).