The Lesser-Known Story Of How Brian May Ended Up In A Love Triangle
Brian May is a successful musician who is mainly known as the lead guitarist of Queen. He co-founded the band with Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor back in 1970, and since then, Queen has become one of the greatest rock bands in music history. Most of the band’s songs gained worldwide success, such as their ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
During his career with Queen, Brian May became regarded as a virtuoso musician with a distinctive guitar playing style. Following the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, May wrote a tribute single named ‘No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young).’ The band was on a hiatus but later appeared on stage with other vocalists such as Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert.
In 1974, May got married to Christine Mullen, and the pair had three children. However, they separated in 1988, and following Freddie Mercury’s passing, Brian May suffered from severe depression. In 2018 before the release of the band’s biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Christine Mullen demanded the parts concerning her relationship with Brian May to be removed.
She later explained that she was uncomfortable with the way she was portrayed. Although Mullen and May got divorced in 1988, Brian May had another person in his life in 1986. Let’s find out that person who also inspired him to write ‘I Want It All.’
Brian May’s Love Triangle With Christine Mullen And Anita Dobson
In 1986, when he was still married to Christine Mullen, Brian May met actress Anita Dobson. The pair were at a movie premiere in Beverly Hills, and May fell in love with the actress. Following that, he invited Anita to one of Queen’s concerts, and their relationship continued to grow up. Brian May then wrote Queen’s ‘I Want It All,’ inspired by his conflicted feelings about his first wife and his new relationship with Anita Dobson.
May and Anita have been together since 1986, two years before May and Mullen signed the divorce papers. In 2000, the pair officially got married and are still together. In 2015, during their appearance on Loose Women, the couple talked about the ups and downs in their marriage.
In the show, Brian May confirmed he was still married to Mullen when he met Anita. Anita also revealed that she started the relationship with Brian while he was a married man and described herself as the ‘scarlet woman.’ However, she added that she was not proud of being one.
According to Anita, their marriage relies on their determination to be together despite the struggles. Although many people didn’t believe their relationship would last, including Freddie Mercury, the couple has been together for 35 years. May and Anita might have had troubles throughout their relationship, but observing how they look at each other, it is clear that their love is still strong.
Below you can watch the episode of Loose Women in which Anita Dobson and Brian May talked about their marriage.