U2’s Adam Clayton and wife Mariana announce divorce

U2‘s Adam Clayton has announced his divorce from wife Mariana Teixeira de Carvalho after 10 years of marriage.

A spokesperson for the couple confirmed the news to the Sunday World yesterday (April 29), who said they had parted on good terms and were “amicably divorced”.

They will continue to co-parent their six-year-old daughter Alba together. Clayton is also father to a son, born in 2010, from a previous relationship.

In a statement, their spokesperson said: “After more than 10 years of marriage, musician Adam Clayton and lawyer Mariana Teixeira de Carvalho have amicably divorced.


“Both will continue to be fully involved in the care of their daughter and they request that the family’s privacy be respected.”

The couple met in de Carvalho’s home country of Brazil before marrying in September 2013 at a Dublin registry office after four years together. They hosted another celebration in Mandelieu-la-Napoule near to Cannes a few days later where Clayton’s U2 bandmates – Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. were in attendance.

In 2017, they announced the birth of their daughter with a notice in The Irish Times that read (via Daily Mail): “Adam and Mariana Clayton are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl Alba.”


The Irish musician was previously briefly engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell in 1994. He was also engaged in 2006 to Suzie Smith, former assistant to U2’s manager Paul McGuinness, before they split the following year.

U2 recently wrapped up their huge residency at the Las Vegas Sphere. In a five-star review from the opening night of the residency, NME said the show “truly takes your breath away”.

“They pull off a dazzling series of technological tricks right from the outset as whirring drones whizz past the audience while everything from giant helicopters, falling letters, widescreen desert landscapes and even a projection of the Sphere itself come hurtling towards the audience.”

The band recently shared a clip of them performing ‘Beautiful Day’ for the final time at their Las Vegas residency at the Sphere.