Alasdhair Willis is a British publisher, creative consultant, and the frontman of the Adidas design team. However, he is more famed as the husband of Stella McCartney, a global fashion designer. The pair have been married since 2003 and they are parents of four children, Miller Alasdhair James Willis, Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis, Reiley Dilys Stella Willis, and Beckett Robert Lee Willis.
Even though Alasdhair holds a significant stance in the fashion industry, his wife boasts of an even more enviable position. Asides from being the daughter of the former Beatles member, Paul McCartney, and American photographer Linda McCartney, Stella is renowned for her designs and collaborations with brands like Adidas and Disney. She also owns a skincare line and perfume collections. Here’s all to know about her husband.
A Brief Biography of Alasdhair Willis
Stella McCartney’s husband Alasdhair Willis was born on September 13, 1971, and is 52 years old at the moment. From our research, he was raised by his parents in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom, and grew up in the company of three siblings.
While there are dearths of information regarding his family background, we garnered that Alasdhair’s father is a businessman while his mother is a sports physiotherapist.
As for his education, he graduated from the University College London Slade School of Fine Arts with a bachelor’s degree in fine art and French in 1994.
The Pair have Been Married For 20 Years
Alasdhair Willis and his wife Stella McCartney have been married since 2003. As the story goes, the pair first met sometime in June 2001 when going about their business ventures. Willis was hired as a consultant for Stella’s business and their meeting was scheduled over a breakfast table which Willis would later describe as their love connection. Later that day, he asked her to be his girlfriend and she accepted.
Two years into their relationship, precisely on August 30, 2003, Willis and Stella decided to get married. Their marriage ceremony was held at Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute and for the occasion, Willis wore a modernized version of her mother, Linda McCartney’s 1969’s wedding dress. According to Stella, it was a way of making her mother part of her big day and honoring her.
Stella and her husband, Alasdhair have counted over a decade down the line and have proven to be best friends and supportive business partners. Their marriage is also blessed with two sons and two daughters.
Their first child and son, Miller Alasdhair James Willis, is 18 years old and was born sometime in February 2005 while his younger brother Beckett Robert Leee Willis, 15, was born in 2008. The couple’s daughters Bailey Linda Willis and Reiley Dily Stella Willis were born in December 2006 and 2010 respectively.
Here are Other Interesting Facts about Stella McCartney’s Husband
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1. Stella McCartney’s Husband is a Fashion Expert and Creative Director
As hinted earlier, Stella’s husband holds a reputable position in the fashion industry and currently works with the German multinational corporation, Adidas. He was appointed as the chief creative officer in 2022 and assigned to spearhead the design team.
Before this time, Willis had collaborated with the brand in 2005 under there Stella Mc Cartney’s collections and was credited for his concepts towards the development of the brand. It is only normal that the company expects even more inputs following his permanent appointment.
Asides from Adidas, Stella’s husband previously worked as a creative director for the rubber Wellington boot and footwear company, Hunter. He was also the co-founder of Wallpaper Magazine.
2. He was Once Listed as British GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men
In 2015, Stella McCartney’s husband took a spot on GQ’s Best-Dressed Men 2015 alongside reputable stars like Jay Jopling, Jonathan Saunders, and Nick Grimshaw.
Willis has always been a man of style since his University days and even recalled how he always wore a suit to the studio and also painted while wearing a suit. As hinted earlier, he studied fine arts in school and would have long become an artist if he had accepted the offer from the galleries who were ready to take him in.
3. Alasdhair Willis Has a Thing For Garden Design and Trees
Asides from fashion, Alasdhair Willis also shares his creative prowess toward nature. His 250-acre estate in Worcestershire is covered with trees and gardens. According to Willis, he has planted even more plants and trees including the bay tree which unfortunately did not survive the harsh winter in 2022.
Nonetheless, the couple’s garden is filled with a heart-shaped copse and an arboretum alongside several species of flowers and scrubs.
4. He is Estimated at $10 Million
Alasdhair Willis’s primary source of income remains his career in the fashion industry. As stated earlier, he works for Adidas and previously worked for other renowned brands, While the father of 4 has not disclosed how much he makes from his endeavors, Loveohlust estimates him at $10 million.
According to reliable sources, Adidas pays its Chief Creative Officer an average of $200000 – $220,401 annually while Hunter pays between $100,629 and $118,201. Considering this and the £1.3 million he earned from relaunching the Modern Review with Julie Burchill, it’s possible that Alasdhair is worth even more.
On the other hand, his wife’s net worth is estimated at $75 million, She amassed so much wealth from her career as a fashion designer who has partnered with several high-profile brands. A part of her wealth can also be linked to her skincare line and perfume collections.
5. How Alasdhair Willis Spends His Free Time
When Stella’s husband is not busy with his career as a creative director, then he’s having nice family time. The family splits their time between a home in West London and a house in the English countryside.
Asides from this, he also enjoys playing football. Before he got married, he would often hang around Westbourne Park Road to catch up with some of his friends.