Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Reveals The Romantic Proposal Of Audioslave Singer

Vicky Cornell shared the story of how she and her late husband, Chris Cornell, met.

Vicky made a post on the Audioslave singer’s Instagram account, and the fans were more than happy to read about the story. The post got over 40k likes, and many heartfelt comments. She detailed the time they first met when they realized they were in love and her late husband’s proposal. Sharing the stories with a picture of the couple kissing, Vicky wrote:

“I met you on a starry Paris night at the Hotel Plaza Athenee (January 13, 2003) after we were called to arrange Audioslave’s under the radar after show party for the following night. I remember being introduced to you and how your eyes pierced through me. You had the show the next day, and I did not attend. I met up with everyone at your after party, and when you realized I wasn’t at the show, you dryly asked, ‘Well, where were you… out having a sandwich?’ A bunch of us sat, and I recall you ordering foie gras and me asking if you were sure you knew what you were ordering. You always had such elegant taste.”

She continued:

“A friend asked who was the most beautiful girl at L’Avenue, and you got up in front of everyone, looked all around, came back, and you pointed at me. We talked that night until the sun came up, and it was time for you to leave for the next city. You called me the very next day, and 3 days, later we found ourselves together in London. I remember how you ran in, fearful I had left because you were late from Zane Lowe’s show, and you were meeting me for tea time. At the time, I thought I needed to be careful and tried to distance my heart from falling in love with you… but you didn’t let that happen, and you zigzagged back and forth across the world to visit me. You were permanently jet-lagged because you couldn’t bear our time away from each other.”

She finally touched on how Cornell proposed to her and finished off:

“I finally came to visit you in New York on the 2003 Lollapalooza tour and threw your 39th birthday party. A few weeks later, I was on Mykonos, and you were still on Lollapalooza singing to me over the phone, ‘Oh sweet Ms Vicky, won’t you come and marry me.’ I didn’t know what to think other than I loved you, and I was all in.”

Vicky’s Thoughts On His Husband’s Death

Cornell was found hanged in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in May 2017, following a Soundgarden show at the city’s Fox Theatre. His body was found soon after he had spoken to his wife by phone. The death was ruled a suicide. Toxicology reports revealed the presence of prescription drugs in his system at the time of his death, but they were determined not to be a contributing factor.

Vicky had previously mentioned that she failed to notice the indications of addiction displayed by her husband. Although he had been candid about his ongoing struggle with substance abuse, she believed he had been free from such issues for several years.

According to his widow, the rocker did not have any suicidal ideations and was not depressed:

“Chris did not suffer suicidal ideation, and Chris was not even depressed. Chris was in recovery, and he had been on benzos. But again, looking back, nothing even at that very moment felt like… it was impossible. It came from nowhere.”

Right before his passing, the frontman’s speech was, in his widow’s words, ‘slurred’:

“With us, I do know the cause because I was on the phone with Chris, and he was in some sort of delirium the same night… He called me after the show, and I could just hear he wasn’t right… He sounded like he was high, and he was confused. His speech was slurred. And there was just something that was extremely off… and then just, I don’t know, 30 minutes later, that was it.”

Chris Cornell’s legacy still lives today.

You can see the post here.

Photo Credit: Vicky Cornell – Instagram