Suze DeMarchi & Nuno Bettencourt

Nuno Bettencourt and Suze DeMarchi
Nuno Bettencourt and Suze DeMarchi  

Suze DeMarchi and Nuno Bettencourt were married for 18 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in Aug 1993 and married on 27th Aug 1994. 18 years later they divorced in 2013.

They had 2 children, Bebe Orleans (26) and Lorenzo Aureolino (20).


Suze DeMarchi is a 58 year old Australian Musician. Born on 14th February, 1964 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, she is famous for lead singer for Australia-based cover bands Photoplay and the Kind in the early '80s, and Baby Animals in the 1990s. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Nuno Bettencourt is a 55 year old Portuguese Musician. Born Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt on 20th September, 1966 in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Açores, Portugal, he is famous for lead guitarist of Extreme. His zodiac sign is Virgo.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingAug 1993 - 27th Aug 1994 1 year
Married27th Aug 1994 - 2013 18 years, 4 months
Total Aug 1993 - 2013 19 years, 5 months

(27 August 1994 - 2013) 2 children
On August 27, 1994, Bettencourt married Baby Animals lead singer Suze DeMarchi at the Igreja de São Miguel Arcanjo, Igreja Matriz de Vila Franca do Campo (São Miguel Island, Azores). They have two children together: Bebe Orleans (b. February 1, 1996) and Lorenzo Aureolino (b. August 12, 2002). The couple separated in 2009 and divorced in 2013.
Nuno first saw Suze in one of her Baby Animals videos on his way to soundcheck while Extreme was touring in Europe with Bryan Adams... He was impressed and decided to pick up their album. Two months later, a radio station in Canada mentioned to Nuno that Suze said something about him being good-looking while on the air.... he decided to see if she would like to write songs with him (!). He tracked her down through their managers, and called her record company to get her number... she happened to be there and they spoke. Just the previous day, she had been in rehearsal, and there was a poster of Nuno on the wall... after some teasing from her band, she kissed it (now you know how to meet him!).
They talked on the phone for a couple of months (I mean numerous phone calls, not just one really long conversation...), after which time Nuno invited her to the closing shows of the Stop The World Tour at Wembley Stadium, London on December 22 and 23. They met in the hotel lobby and felt so bonded that Nuno jokingly asked her to marry him after 10 minutes... to which, Suze declined. In between III Sides and Waiting For The Punchline, Nuno went to Australia for a month to visit with Suze. At a hot spring in the Azores, Nuno proposed once again, producing a diamond ring from the bottom and giving it to Suze.
On August 27, 1994, Nuno and Suze married at the Igreja Matriz de Vila Franca do Campo (a church) and had an outdoor reception at a private house on the Lagoa das Furnas, on the Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. The ceremony was held in Portuguese, but the vows in English. Family and friends were flown in on rented jets, and the wedding, and celebrations lasted the week. Nuno`s goodbye to bachelorhood was in the form of a concert on a game field in Vila Franca, with Extreme and Baby Animals (joining them on a few songs) playing to crowds of a few thousand. They took this opportunity to play "one or two" more concerts around the Azores.
On February 2, 1996, Suze gave birth to a baby girl. After two weeks and none of the names on the list seeming appropriate, they named her Bebe Orleans (very long story). Nuno was present at the birth, and wrote "Swollen Princess" for Bebe, and dedicated Schizophonic to her and "never sleeping again". They did learn that Bebe sleeps well to an Oasis record (hmm...)... Bebe looks just like Suze and has mastered the art of commanding a room... can`t imagine where she learned that from!
Suze informed the greater public about their separation (as of 2009) in October of 2011 in an article:
In 1993, DeMarchi met Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist at that time for hard rock band Extreme. They co-wrote and performed the song "Because I Can" for Baby Animals' second record Shaved and Dangerous. On 27 August 1994 the couple married in the Azores, Portugal where Bettencourt's family is from. On 2 February 1996 they had their first child, daughter Bebe Orleans. On 12 August 2002 DeMarchi and Bettencourt welcomed their second child, Lorenzo Aureolino in Los Angeles. The couple separated in 2009 and announced their divorce in 2013.

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Relationship Timeline

2013 - Divorce

2009 - Breakup

12th August, 2002 - Child

2nd February, 1996 - Child

27th August, 1994 - Marriage

August, 1993 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Suze DeMarchi
Nuno Bettencourt
Suze DeMarchi
Nuno Bettencourt
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 4" (163 cm)
5' 7" (170 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark


Bebe OrleansFemale2nd February, 199626 years old
Lorenzo AureolinoMale12th August, 200220 years old


Posted commentsView all comments (8)

sueAug 29, 2013

so sad about nuno and suze divorcing lovely couple. love nuno to bits an amazing guitarist. I have seen a picture of bebe nunos daughter, this is when she was young just look at nunos photos it is there

preciousAug 21, 2012

As of 2010 this couple has divorced... no other word on if he is dateing or who he is dateing at this time... if u want the proof.. check out wikipedia on nuno and see his ex's comment for a magazine article where she announced her divorce and return to baby animals. Thanks.

marilinaFeb 14, 2010

great couple

EvelynraposoNov 27, 2009

I love him so much, for his talent as a musician, composer and his voice. Got surprised to know that he was married with the same woman for such a long time. I hope they have not gotten divorced. That would be a pitty. Evelyn

imellesiaNov 16, 2009

They are my favorite and beautifulcouple..Why Nuno didn`t put on his ring since dec 2008?

DominiqueJul 21, 2009

I cant find pics of there kids

me666Feb 20, 2009

Something I happened to notice as recent as of late December 2008: Nuno is no longer wearing his wedding ring! I tried to get a close up of Suze`s wedding ring finger on you tube for the same time frame but the veiw is too snowy to be sure.

Musicchicky22Nov 23, 2008

they were from 2 of the awesome bands in the 90`s susie aussie band baby animals and nuno from Extreme. great couple, and beautiful kids.

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