Martin recalled: „As I was strolling down Camden Significant Street I observed Shirlie standing on the corner and my coronary heart sank for the reason that she had introduced her mate, and her mate was George Michael.
„We expended the evening striving to reduce him.“
Shirlie extra: „He said, ‚I did not know you’d be snogging all night.‘
„He was just my mate. I did not have a different mate at the time. Him and me would go clubbing jointly.“
But George was instrumental on obtaining the couple – who have kids Harleymoon and Roman – alongside one another in the initial location.
Marin advised the Every day Mail Weekend magazine: „I would observed Wham! on Top Of The Pops singing Young Guns, and I could not get my eyes off Shirlie. I assumed she was the most beautiful female I’d noticed.
„Two months afterwards we were at some VIP screening and there she was. I gave her my quantity, but she did not phone me for a few weeks.“
Shirlie explained: „It wasn’t due to the fact I didn’t want to simply call. He was this massive pop star and I was terrified he would be a good pop star. He was so superior-hunting.
„I was at [George’s] residence and he stored declaring, ‚Are you going to simply call him?‘ He was a massive Spandau enthusiast. He called the variety and gave me the cell phone.
„Martin’s mum answered and I said, ‚Is Martin there, make sure you?‘ She questioned who it was and I was so humiliated, she almost certainly experienced ladies phoning all the time for him. Then he came on and mentioned, ‚I’m so pleased you called.‘ He sounded definitely delighted I would phoned. So that was it.“
Shirlie, now 57, admitted she was reluctant to get included with Martin, 58, since he was so handsome.
She explained: „It’s generally been like that. I bear in mind my mum assembly him for the to start with time. She said, ‚Oh, Shirl, he’s the most handsome guy I have ever found. He is like Elvis.‘
„He looked so a great deal like a pop star that I believed he would be like a pop star, and I didn’t want that. Then I found he was the kindest gentleman I’d ever achieved.“