In front of his admirers, Jack White planned a surprise wedding. After proposing during a song of The White Stripes’ 2001 track Hotel Yorba, the singer married his fiancée Olivia Jean during his Supply Chain Issues tour opener at Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre.
The wedding was also attended by White’s mother and Jean’s father, and each of the musician’s bass players served as best man and maid of honor.
Jack White just proposed to his girlfriend, Olivia Jean, on stage at the Masonic Temple during the opening night of his Supply Chain Issues tour. He did it during Hotel Yorba, she said yes, and he rolled right into the “let’s get married!” line. Crowd went crazy.— Adam Graham (@grahamorama) April 9, 2022
Jack White released a new album today, played the Nat’l Anthem at Opening Day for the Tigers (they won, btw) and then kicked off his new tour at the Masonic Temple where he got engaged on stage & then married. “God bless you Detroit,” he said at the end of the show. “What a day!”— Adam Graham (@grahamorama) April 9, 2022
Jack’s wedding follows a hectic day for him, which included the release of his new album and performing the National Anthem at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day.
All that is known about Jack White’s girlfriend
Olivia Jean was born on February 23, 1990. She was inspired by Detroit’s garage rock scene and began writing and recording music as a child. When she was seven years old, she received her first guitar and soon started playing other instruments to record her music.
After hearing a demo of Jean’s recordings during a Dead Weather event in Detroit, Michigan, Jack White was introduced to her. In 2009, she was invited to record with Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shelby Lynne and Ruby Rogers were introduced to her by White. Jean’s original songs were recorded in the studio by the ensemble. They then decided to form a band and gave themselves the name The Black Belles. Later, Jack signed them to Third Man Records.
In October 2011, the band released their self-titled album. The band had moderate success touring and was eventually put on hiatus.
Olivia began her solo career after The Black Belles’ success. Third Man Records released her first solo album, Bathtub Love Killings in 2014. In August 2019, her second album Night Owl was released by the same label.
Wanda Jackson, 32, also recorded and performed with Jack White and Karen Elson.
Timeline of Jack White’s and Olivia Jean’s relationship
Jack and Olivia met in 2009 when Olivia invited Jack to Third Man Records studio. He spoke to a source and explained how his attitude had changed over the past two years. He also mentioned that it made him more open to the possibility of giving love another chance, after having gone through two divorces. He stated:
“There has been a total rebirth at all levels of my existence during the pandemic. I set a goal for myself to end the pandemic with a completely different outlook on life, no matter how long it lasted.