Mary Austin was the ex-girlfriend of late Freddie Mercury. She was the woman next to British singer, Freddie Mercury’s heart. Freddie who was also a songwriter, record producer, and the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen considered Mary as the most important person in his life. The two shared a bond that was extraordinary and out of this world.
Freddie saw mary as his only friend and only trusted her. He once in an interview said, “The only friend I’ve got is Mary, and I don’t want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage.”
Mary Austin Age
Austin was born in the year 1951. Ther is no information about the exact date and month she was born in. She is 64 years old. She was born and raised in Fulham, London, United Kingdom.
Mary Austin Freddie mercury
Mary met Freddie Mercury in 1969 at the age of 19. Mercury was 24 years old. They met a year before he formed the rock band, Queen, in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Austin was working at a fashionable London clothing store called Biba while Mercury worked at a clothing stall in Kensington. He had just completed his studies at an art college. Mercury frequently visited her at the clothing store and soon after their friendship grew. It was a matter of time before the two got into a serious relationship and moved in together.
At that time, money wasn’t enough and they had to live in a small flat together as mercury worked on his career as a musician. Soon after, his band started to gigs and there was enough money for him and his girlfriend to move to a much better apartment. At some point, Mary started feeling out of place with Mercury’s increase in fame. She thought that he would eventually lose interest in her and wanted to leave. Mercury prevented her from leaving and insisted that they were meant to be.
She finally agreed to stay. In no time, Mercury’s band became one of the most popular bands in Brittain. Some of the band’s songs that became popular, “Killer Queen”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Somebody to Love”, “We Are the Champions”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. Six years into their relationship, Austin started to notice some changes in Freddie’s behavior. She began to think that something was wrong. He worked late and came home late than usual and she was almost sure she was having an affair with another woman. She decided to discuss the issues with him but he insisted that there was nothing wrong.
It was in 1976 when Mercury decided to discuss his sexual feelings with her. In an interview with Daily Mail, Austin said: “I’ll never forget that moment.” Due to this revelation, their long term relationship ended and Austin decided to move out. Mercury purchased an apartment close to his. Even though their romantic relationship ended, they remained good friends for a lifetime. She accompanied them to different shows and concerts.
Mary went on to live her life and got into a relationship with painter Piers Cameron. The two were blessed with two children Richard and Jaime. Their relationship ended and she got married to businessman Nick Holford. The two got divorced after five years of marriage. In 1987, Mercury revealed to her that he had tested positive for HIV. She the first person he told. Mercury died four years after testing positive for HIV.
Mary Austin Parents
Mary was born and raised in Fulham, London, United Kingdom. She was born to a middle-class family. Her father worked as a wallpaper trimmer and her mother a domestic for a small company. Both of her parents were deaf.
Mary Austin Married
Mary decided to move on with her love life after her split from Freddie Mercury. She got into a relationship with painter Piers Cameron. The two were blessed with two children Richard whose godfather was Freddie Mercury and Jaime. Their relationship ended and she got married to businessman Nick Holford. The two got divorced after five years of marriage.
Mary Austin children now
Austin has two children, Richard and Jaime. There is no much information about the two children. Even though she dated one of the most popular musicians, Mary loved to keep her personal life out of the public eye. She does not reveal any personal information about herself. If any information regarding her sons comes up, it will be updated.
Mary Austin Now
Mary has managed to keep a low profile and not much is known about her. She still lives in the £25million Georgian mansion in Kensington Mercury left her. She did not change anything and left all the furniture as they were. She prefers to keep her personal life very private. If any information regarding her current life comes up, it will be updated.
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin
When Freddie Mercury met Mary, he was 24 years old while Mary was 19 and working at the clothing boutique. Young and in love, the two could have never imagined what the future had in store for them, both as partners and as friends.
Mary Austin’s net worth
Mary Austin has been a homemaker most of her life. Her net worth is alleged to be between $115-150 million. Most of the money comes from what Freddie left her. Additionally, she has been receiving 50% of his royalties. Although the number might have gone up to 75% after the death of Mercury’s parents.
Even though Mary Austin claims she is grateful to Freddie for securing her future and her sons’, she admits that the wealth is somewhat a burden. As a result, she currently leads a reclusive life and rarely leaves her mansion.