Elle Macpherson, 49, former Fashion Star host, got a ring put on it Saturday when she tied the knot with billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, 43, in front of an intimate gathering of family and friends in Fiji, reports Us Weekly.
Macpherson and Soffer had on on-again, off-again romance before the couple finally became engaged in March 2013, approximately four months after they rekindled their romance. The couple had dated for two years before they split up in March 2012. They reconciled in November 2012 following a period of eight months apart.
For Macpherson, this is the second marriage. She was previously married to French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon. They were married from 1986 until 1989. Later, Benisom wed Kelly Killoren before their 2007 divorce. This was pre-The Real Housewives of New York City.
Macpherson and financier Arpad Busson were also in a relationship together for nearly 10 years and have two sons together. He was 20 years her senior. Elle had a high-profile romance with French financier Arpad from 1995 until 2005, becoming engaged in 2003 and having two sons. Busson is now in a relationship with Uma Thurman, and they have a baby together.
It is at this point unconfirmed if Elle’s two sons Flynn, 15, and Aurelius Cy, 10, from her previous relationship with Arpad Busson, attended.
Elle and her business enterprise has been based in London for many years, but it is believed she is preparing to relocate to Florida, where Jeffrey and his various enterprises are based.
Elle’s second wedding come just a few weeks after the model served as bridesmaid at her sister Elizabeth’s wedding on the Thai island of Koh Samui.
Though Elle Mapherson has appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated in bikinis, and in their photo spreads, and still has supermodel good looks, she has no illusions that she is getting older.
Recently, she was quoted as saying:
If people say, ‘Look, she is old’, well I am! I’m nearly 50! Of course I am not going to look the same as when I was 20.”
The supermodel, like many beautiful and rich women, has given botox injections a try — once — in an effort to retain her youthful appearance, but once was enough, and she decided that she didn’t want to continue using the product.
According to Mapherson — aka, The Body — botox just wasn’t for her:
Some people look fantastic, but every time I’ve had it done I look worse. Plus, I just do not want to put that stuff in my body.”
A represntative for Macpherson could not be reached for comment on her wedding to Jeffrey Soffer.
In Fiji this Saturday, Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson is once again off of the market, after she, like Beyonce Knowles, “got a ring on it.”
Written by: Douglas Cobb