According to the Brandon Sun, the lead singer of the British heavy metal band DEATH VALLEY SCREAMERS is set to marry the daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's most influential woman and the ex-prime minister, a spokesman said Friday (Sept. 30).
The wedding between Sean Carr, 36, a biker and former key cutter and cobbler from Leeds, and Evhenya Tymoshenko, 25, is set for Sunday in Kyiv, said Petro Yakobchuk, a spokesman for the former prime minister. [Check out a photo of the happy couple at this location.]
According to Kyiv tabloids, Carr and his bride will marry in a Ukrainian Orthodox Church overlooking the Dnipro River.
Evhenya Tymoshenko, a student at the London School of Economics, who often accompanied her mother to rallies during last year's Orange Revolution, met her future husband in a bar at an Egyptian resort, but the romance only began several months later at a British bikers' festival.
Carr visited Ukraine for the first time during the Orange Revolution to see his would-be mother-in-law leading throngs of people who rallied against the fraudulent presidential vote.
In an interview carried by Ukrainian tabloids earlier this year, Carr was quoted as saying he was initially terrified of his fiancee's powerful mother.
"Now I call her Mama," he was quoted as saying.
He has since moved his Harley Davidson and his Rottweiler Salem to Kyiv.
Tymoshenko, who lost her government post when President Viktor Yushchenko dismissed her cabinet earlier this month, was quoted previously as saying her son in-law "is an excellent person" with "a beautiful name."
"He is an artistic person and I like that very much. I am glad he is not a businessman," she was quoted as saying on a Ukrainian news web site.