Sir Tim Rice is 71 years old and is to become a dad once again, for the fourth time. He had been having a secret romance with Laura-Jane Foley, about forty years his junior.
The 34-year-old Cambridge graduate posted a picture of herself with actor Christopher Biggins earlier on April 6 holding stomach. It is learned she is due to give birth imminently.
The Evita and Jesus Christ lyricist is alleged to be worth $240 million due to his co-writing credits on hit musicals. With his estranged wife Jane of 41 years he has two grown up children and also a daughter from a relationship with artist Nell Sully and lives in Barnes, West London.
The Lion King and Jane’s marriage broke down in late 1980s following news he was having affair with Chess musical star Elaine Paige. The two never filed for divorce even after separation.
Rice has not yet revealed the sex of the upcoming baby.
It is believed Laura may have met the writer, who also has a PhD on painter Lucian Freud from Oxford University, through mutual friends in the theatre world.
Rice has earlier dated photographer Amanda Eliasch too.
Foley was previously engaged to lawyer Rupert Beloff.