Jimmy Page’s partner, poet Scarlett Sabet, admitted she was aware of his “dark reputation” when they first met but discovered his true personality after they entered a relationship. She detailed their quiet home life in an interview.
The couple, whose ages are 46 years apart, have been together for nearly seven years, working together and separately out of the Page’s London home, Tower House. Sabet characterized the Led Zeppelin guitarist as a funny family fan — a far cry from the personality presented in the rumor mill.
They told The Sun: ‘Jimmy is leading a very conventional life by the looks of things, not very rock’n’roll. His new girlfriend seems a very normal kind of girl.’
And Jimmy Page’s girlfriend has admitted she had to get over a ‘sense of shame’ when she sparked up a romance with the twice-married former Led Zeppelin guitarist, 77.
In a new interview with Tatler, Scarlett Sabet, 31, said while the pair are in an ‘amazing relationship’ six years on, at the beginning she felt like her ‘life was going to be over; as she struggled with the assumptions made about them.
‘It’s funny because on paper there is a massive difference. But when he’s standing in front of me, it’s not something I feel. It’s not something that impedes us.
‘I guess some people will say I’ve made an unusual choice. At the time it felt very uncomfortable. I felt like my life was going to be over. I had such a sense of shame about the whole thing.’
“Jimmy has this dark reputation and certainly people play up the Casanova image,” the poet explained. “Obviously Jimmy has lived but now he doesn’t drink either, so that’s another thread that binds us. He’s seen people who have died, he’s lost best friends. He’s seen all sides of that coin.”
“He really is my best friend and the person who makes me laugh the most,” she added. “It’s funny because on paper there is a massive difference. But when he’s standing in front of me, it’s not something I feel; it’s not something that impedes us.”
Sabet, 30, noted that she and Page have a simple life. “We don’t entertain in the house,” she explained. “Jimmy’s children come to stay, which is lovely. My siblings come too… Other than that, we like it to be just us. I feel so safe here, it’s such an inspiring house.”
The musician, who split from his second wife Jimena Gómez-Paratcha in 2008, was first seen with Scarlett at high street chicken restaurant Nando’s.