Jack White proposes, weds onstage in Detroit concert shocker

A very good day turned into an extraordinary Friday night for Jack White.

To a surprised roar from a packed Masonic Temple Theater, White culminated his Detroit homecoming show by proposing to his girlfriend, musician Olivia Jean.

Returning for the show’s ostensible encore 5 minutes later, White and Jean wed in an onstage ceremony officiated Third Man’s Ben Swank. Their respective bass players were the best man and maid of honor, while members of their families including White’s mother, Theresa Gillis, stood by.

In a long history of memorable Jack White shows in Detroit – stretching back more than two decades to his White Stripes years – this one unexpectedly wound up near the top. Kicking off his Supply Chain Issues Tour as he marks a round of new music, it was to have been a standard celebratory homecoming for White at the Masonic, his favorite hometown venue.

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