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Who Is Gael Anderson? Unknown Facts About Andrew Lincoln’s Wife

Gael Anderson is recognized as the daughter of a British musician, singer, and songwriter. But now Gael is known as the wife of actor Andrew Lincoln. Her hubby came to the limelight for his appearance in the cult-hit AMC series, The Walking Dead as Rick Grimes.

Besides, Gael and her husband Andrew are leading a very blissful marital relationship. As the matter of fact, many people want to know more about their personal life rather than their profession. Additionally, does Gael share kids with her hubby? Know everything about Gael including her parents, age, and more.

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

Who Are Gael Anderson’s Parents? How old is she?

Gael Anderson was born in London, United Kingdom to Ian Anderson (father) and Shona Learoyd (mother). Unfortunately, her exact birth details are yet to be revealed, while, sources say, she is in her early 50s as of 2022. As we all know Gael’s father is one of the renowned artists in the music industry, but who is her mother?

Well, her mother was a press officer at her father’s band Jethro Tull’s record label. Similarly, according to Rolling Stone, her mom is known as a “beautiful convent-educated daughter of a wealthy wool manufacturer.”

Aside from that, Gale shares a brother named James Duncan Anderson who is following in their father’s footsteps in music. Besides, talking about her ethnicity, she belongs to a mixed racial background and as per her nationality, she is British.

Gael Anderson’s Father Ian Anderson’s Professional Life: How Did He Rise To Stardom?

Gael Anderson’s dad Ian Anderson (B. August 10, 1947) is the lead vocalist of the British rock band, Jethro Tull. Likewise, he is the flutist and acoustic guitarist for his band. Similarly, it consists of several members including JohnO’Hara, David Goodier, Joe Parrish, and Scott Hammond.

Gael Anderson’s dad Ian Anderson
Gael’s father Ian Anderson

Furthermore, their second album Stand Up (1969) was the first commercial success while ranking at No.1 in the UK. Additionally, the band released a number of albums including Thick as a BrickAqualung, and many more. Likewise, their album Crest of a Knave has won a Grammy Award.

Besides, Gael’s father can play various musical instruments like saxophone, balalaika, bouzouki, bass guitar, keyboards, and others.

What Does Gael Anderson Do For A Living? Is She Into Movies?

Gael used to be a flutist by profession. Likewise, she has worked on multiple TV projects and one of her credits as an additional crew was in the TV show Teachers. However, her career isn’t that much to be talked about like her father and husband.

On the contrary, Gael’s partner Andrew has a renowned identity as an actor. He began his acting career in 1994 with the TV show, Drop the Dead Donkey. Later, in 1996, her hubby worked in the TV movies like Brawell and Over Here.

Gael Anderson with her husband Andrew Lincoln
The pair have been together for almost two decades.

On the other hand, the actor came to the limelight after his appearance in the BBC drama, This Life. Likewise, in 2018, his role as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, helped Gael’s husband to grab more of the media’s attention.

Similarly, Andrew is also known for his performance in Teachers and Shipwrecked. Aside from this, Lincoln is seen in several hit movies including Human Traffic (1999), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), and Love Actually (2003).

Furthermore, Anderson’s husband has won a number of prestigious awards including two Saturn Awards, a Golden Nymph Award, and also three People’s Choice Awards nominations.

Gael Anderson And Husband Andrew Lincoln’ Relationship: First Meeting

Back in the early 2000s, Gael first met her now hubby Andrew when both were working on the same TV project Channel 4 sitcom Teachers. At that time, her partner was doing a directorial gig for two episodes whereas she was a production assistant.

In an interview with RollingStone, Andrew described that Gael never gave him a single cup of tea till the end of the project. He said,

“She was a P.A. and was supposed to make a cup of tea. That was her job. She didn’t make me a f**king cup of tea that whole job.”

He continued,

“But I just saw her silhouette — she had this crazy mullet with spiky — she looked like Sonic the Hedgehog. I saw this crazy looking girl with these beautiful green eyes, and I just went, ‘Who the hell is that?’ I was spellbound.”

The pair started dating not so long after and a couple of months later Gael invited Andrew to visit her parents. At the time, he didn’t know who her father was and was surprised when he found he was a member of a rock band.

Similarly, remembering the incident, he said, “I didn’t know who Jethro Tull was. Then one weekend, she said, “Come back to my parents’ place. That’s when I realized he was a rock star. He’s an amazing guy.”

Gael Anderson Married The Actor Andrew Lincoln; But When?

In June 2006, Gael Anderson and her husband Andrew Lincoln walked down the aisle. Although their wedding was held in a very private ceremony, several high-profile people attended the party. Likewise, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s daughter Apple Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow served as the flower girls at their wedding.

Gael Anderson and her husband during their wedding
Gael and her husband Andrew during their wedding

Additionally, did you know Gael was pregnant with their first child at the time of their marriage? Well, we all can notice that she is pregnant in the above picture, and to everyone’s surprise, Anderson was dressed quite casually during her wedding.

Furthermore, the couple has been married for over 18 years and their relationship seems to get stronger with time. Likewise, we hope that they will continue to share a similar bond forever.

Do They Share Any Kids?

As mentioned above, Gael was already expecting her first child during the marriage. Well, the couple became parents for the first time to their daughter Matilda Clutterbuck in 2007. Three years later, in 2010, Gael and her husband Andrew welcomed their second child, a son named Arthur Clutterbuck.

Well, most celebrities prefer to keep their personal life to themselves. The same can be said about Andrew and his wife. Both of them have been successful in hiding the details of their kids. However, we could find some rare moments of the actor spending quality time with his family. In 2013, the family of four was caught enjoying their peaceful time at the beach in the Caribbean.

Geal Anderson's family
Gael’s kids and her hubby Andrew Lincoln during their fun weekend

Likewise, in 2017, the actor took his family for an adventurous trip in Central America where they had fun surfing in Costa Rica.

Gael Anderson’s Husband’s Dedication Toward His Family Has Been A Inspiration For Many People

The actor has always been a proud husband and father. In fact, Lincoln thanks his wife for making him a better man and a better actor. Moreover, in an interview with The Scotsman newspaper, Andrew told what comes first in his life.

He said,

 “It’s family first. It makes me more efficient. Work is work time, then I come home – and there is nothing more grounding. You’re fawned over and wined and dined in LA, and you come home and have to change the nappy.”

He then talked about his love life with Gael,

“I saw someone that I just fell for, it was amazing. Ours is a very ordinary love story, I suppose. We met, we spent time together, and then I proposed and we got married and had children.”

Nonetheless, his dedication and love for his family have inspired many to make their loved ones their top priority.

Gael Anderson Helps Her Hubby To Learn How To Use Modern Technologies

In the world of technology, the actor proudly says he doesn’t have any knowledge of those electronic devices. He told The Guardian that his wife has helped him a lot to use smartphones.

He said,

“She’s the reason I’m able to do this mad job. She has built a life in Atlanta while I’m away filming. I don’t have a smartphone or apps or anything and people ask me why. I say: ‘My wife is my app.”

Andrew further mentioned,

“She’s magnificent. She’s in the most honorable profession in the world – she’s a full-time mum.”

 Net Worth: How Rich Is Gael Anderson

Although Gael’s profession was revealed, her net worth is still under the radar.

On the other hand, her long-time husband Andrew Lincoln is estimated to have a fortune of $16 million. Moreover, his salary per episode while working in The Walking Dead was $650,000.