Rebecca McFarlane has been married to Richard Bacon since 2008. A few months before he was put into a medically induced coma, Bacon said that he was finally able to be a “good husband and father.”
The Sun reported on July 12 that Bacon had been placed into a medically induced coma after he his body failed to respond to a mysterious respiratory virus. A “source” told the tabloid, “This is an extremely worrying time for everyone who loves him. Doctors started treating him for pneumonia but it soon became apparent that it wasn’t working and his condition took a dramatic turn for the worse. They had no choice but to put him into a medically induced coma to save his life because things spiraled so fast, but that was a week ago and they are no closer to finding out what is wrong with him or how to help him. It’s touch and go, and extremely upsetting for everyone who loves him. They are beside themselves with worry.” A week previous, Bacon said on Twitter that he had to be stretchered off of a flight from Los Angeles to London due to illness. Bacon also took the opportunity to commend the United Kingdom’s public health service.
London native Bacon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Becca, and their two children, Arthur and Ivy.
Here’s what you need to know about the love of Bacon’s life:
1. McFarlane’s Father Is the Chairman of Barclay’s Bank
John McFarlane speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City in 2015. Getty
McFarlane is the daughter of the chairman of Barclay’s Bank, John McFarlane. He has been in the position since 2015. Previously, Scottish born John McFarlane has been an executive with the Bank of England, Citibank and the Royal Bank of Scotland, according to his Barclay’s profile.
Reports in London suggested that John McFarlane was planning to step down from his role at Barclay’s earlier, those reports were later squashed. In September 2017, John McFarlane made international news when he told CNBC that he believed Donald Trump was “economically rational.” John McFarlane added, “it’s always very difficult for [businessmen who go into politics] in the early stages.”
2. One of McFarlane’s Ex-Boyfriends Was Accused of Beating Up Bacon in a Bar Bathroom
In August 2006, Bacon was attacked by two men inside the bathroom of a bar in London. Initially, police arrested the two men. Prosecutors later dropped the charges against both men, one of whom was an ex-boyfriend of McFarlane’s. The Crown Prosecution Service said that they accepted the men’s story that they had been provoked by Bacon and had been acting in self-defense.
3. Bacon Postponed Throat Surgery So He Could Marry McFarlane
Bacon and McFarlane were married in Somerset, England, in January 2008, reported the Daily Mail at the time.
4. Police Investigated Threats Made Against McFarlane in 2012
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