Matt Bellamy seems to be living out every man’s fantasy. He’s a rockstar with a pretty wife and cute baby who even gets to star in a video game. Although it appears that he has it all, there may be trouble in paradise for the 35-year-old. Here’s all you need to know about the frontman and his family.
1. He’s the Lead Singer of the Band Muse
Bellamy is the lead singer of the English rock band Muse.
In an interview with radio.com, he talked about the band’s humble beginnings:
Those first years were like crazy times. We were like playing around people’s houses and weird little sports halls and things like that. Early experiments with drink and other things was what I kind of remember from that period of time. Mainly we were doing it to get girls which worked, I’ve got to say. At ages 15, 16, we had some good times.
The band is known for its mix of progressive rock, glam and electronica. Below is the video for Muse’s popular anthem, “Uprising.”
2. After 2 Months of Dating Kate Hudson, He Got Her Pregnant
Matthew Bellamy with his son, Bingham Bellamy pic.twitter.com/ZuzVzmwSFc
— Boy Raka P. (@boyrakapr) September 16, 2013
Their baby, Bingham, was born in July of 2011. The proud dad tweeted to spread the news:
So happy! Just had a baby boy, Bingham "Bing" Hawn Bellamy. Born 7Ib 12Oz, on 9th July.
— Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) July 14, 2011
In May of 2013, Hudson told Elle UK what the unexpected pregnancy meant for her new relationship:
I knew it would take a strong man to deal with it. You know that with a relationship, things can go either way when you have a child.
At the time, Hudson thought her relationship with the singer was meant to be, saying:
When you get pregnant everything changes; you, your body. Everything becomes a big decision. But he was there and that was that. Now it’s three wonderful years later. Things happen for a reason.
3. His Cats Are Named Kim & Kanye
He told radio.com that he named his cats after the reality star and rapper.
In the same interview, he admitted to not knowing much about Kanye:
I’ve got to admit, I don’t know much about Kanye. I’ve heard bits of that new record, I like some of the sounds on it. Some of the lyrics of those artists sort of throw me off a little bit. It’s very full on, it’s very in your face, it’s very like ‘me, me, me,’ and all that. But it’s cool, the music’s good.
4. There’s a Guitar Hero Cartoon Made in His Image
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Muse has an impressive seven songs featured on Guitar Hero games.
In Guitar Hero 5, Bellamy’s rocking out to Muse’s “Plug in Baby.” The creators of the video game put him in a suit with sensors all over him to pick up his movements.
He told Yahoo what it was like to see himself in that form:
It’s pretty bizarre, actually. I thought they made me look a little more muscley than in reality! But I’m sure that’s just part of the marketing or something. It was good fun to do, actually. I had to wear a sort of silly spandex costume with little weird ping-pong balls stuck all over my body, and basically just make a fool of myself in front of a room full of people. But it was all good, all good!
In the same interview, he explained how his mannerisms were captured for the video game:
they actually record your movements, so I was basically miming along to “Plug-In Baby” as if playing it in concert, and I had a guitar on me. Motion-capture, I think that’s what they call it. They just sort of capture all of your movements, and they put your avatar onto that, and it moves exactly as you do. It’s cool.
5. His Relationship with Hudson May Be in Trouble
On February 26, People reported that the couple’s relationship may be in jeopardy.
A source close to Hudson told the magazine:
Kate and Matt have been on the rocks for some time. They’re not in a great place.
The couple got engaged in April of 2011, two months before Bingham was born, but are still unmarried.
During her January appearance on Live with Kelly & Michael, she revealed that marriage was not in the works at the moment:
No, I’m planning nothing right now. I’m so busy, we’ve been so busy, and it’s been great. I come from an unconventional family – my parents aren’t married. So there’s a part of me that goes, ‘If I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right’ … So, no. Not anytime soon, no.