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 were married on this day (August 21) in 1982. Thirty-five years later it seems that this pair are 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 front man revealed on the red carpet that he and his wife of 35 years were celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first date. How sweet.

The 56-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 wasn’t love at first sight, not for her at least.

“She’s working up to that,’ he joked.

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, 25, and Jordan Hewson, 27, in tow, also mentioned his wife in his acceptance speech.

"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.'"

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