The Dublin couple, who have four children, share secrets of staying close and wife's wisdom for Bono on a big award night

Bono, aka Paul Hewson, the frontman of Ireland's most successful band, U2, and his wife Ali (Alison Stewart) were married on this day (August 21) in 1982. Thirty-six years later it seems that this pair is still head over heels in love. 

Back in November 2016, U2’s Bono was presented with the “Man of the Year” honor at the Glamour’ Women of the Year Awards. The romantic U2 frontman revealed on the red carpet that he and his wife of 36 years were celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first date. How sweet.

The 58-year-old rock star told ET that the couple met as teenagers in Dublin and their first date ended with him walking Ali to a bus stop.

He said it was not "love at first sight," not for her at least.

“She’s working up to that,’ he joked.

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Designer Ali Hewson (L) and singer Bono attend the DIESEL + EDUN Studio Africa Event At Indio Valley With Rolling Stone Rock Room at Tally Horse Ranch on April 12, 2013 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for DIESEL)

Designer Ali Hewson (L) and singer Bono attend the DIESEL + EDUN Studio Africa Event At Indio Valley With Rolling Stone Rock Room at Tally Horse Ranch on April 12, 2013 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for DIESEL)

When asked what has kept them close, he quipped: “We feel the red carpet has kept us close,” he said. “If things are going around, we say, ‘Let’s do the red carpet, certainly.’”

Bono added: “It's just been a great ride, a magic carpet ride.”

Bono, who showed up to the event with Ali and their two daughters, Eve Hewson, 27, and Jordan Hewson, 29, in tow, also mentioned his wife in his acceptance speech.

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Ali Hewson and Bono of U2 attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Ali Hewson and Bono of U2 attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

"I asked my wife, Ali, tonight on receiving this award what I should say," Bono said.

"And she just repeated what she's been telling me since we were teenagers, which is, 'Don't look down at me but don't look up at me either. Look across to me. I'm here.'"

Congratulations to them both!

Photocall Ireland.U2's Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson.