Date: 20 July 1983
Originally published in: The Sun (UK)
Written by: John Blake
Friends are predicting wedding bells for Kim Wilde and her boyfriend Gary Barnacle.
The pair have been secretly dating for more than a year and just a few months ago 22-year-old Kim fled the family nest to live with Gary in a North London flat. A friend says: “They are constantly together and don’t socialise very much these days. They prefer to stay at home and cook dinner for one another. Kim is a lovely girl and rather moralistic too. I don’t think her conscience would allow her to live with Gary too long without getting married.”
Gary is now sax player with Kim’s band, although he used to play with punk band The Ruts.