Tara Lipinski, 22, plans to marry boyfriend of two years, Alex Kapranos, 33 the lead singer and guitarist of Franz Ferdinand. Her father, an oil executive, refuses to allow his daughter to marry Alex Kapranos. He has repeatedly called Tara a 'groupie' for dating musicians in her teen years and does not want her to fall into such disgrace.
Tara Lipinski has only had dated only three musicians. (much to her father's disgrace. She once said her father hated every man she has ever dated.)
She has dated Anthony Moore of Daft Punk in 2000 when she was eighteen and he was thirty-two. The relationship only lasted for three weeks because Tara simply was too immature for him. The father did not like Anthony because he was a high school drop out and mostly made fun of him.
Tara then went on to date Billy Howerdel of A Perfect circle. Billy was forty and Tara was only nineteen years old. She was devastated when her father found out that she was seeing him in November of 2001. In her diary, which was included in her biography, she states how angry her father was. He did not like Billy at all.
Tara then met her true love, Alex Kapranos in England sometime in October of 2003. Tara demanded that her father stay out of their relationship. Alex proposed to her in July of 2005, Tara accepted, but her father didn't. Her father, Jack, refused to give her any money or even show up. Jack Lipinski wants them to marry in 2008.
I just think her father is controlling to the max. I understand why he would be angry with her dating older guys when she's in her teens, but come on, she is now twenty-two an adult (who probably isn't a virgin anymore). I did not like the idea that her father would not support the wedding.
She probably is looking for a father figure, now that I think of it. When I read her diary, she sounded very much like a trusting, sensitive girl. She loved things very much and wanted to get close to her whoever she was with. Her father, in the first place, pushed her to practice skating for as long as she could take it.
She did not want to be pushed that hard.
On November 5, 2005, Tara Lipinski has discovered that she is two months pregnant with boyfriend Alex Kapranos's child. The baby is said to be due June 3. The wedding is sheducled for December 12, 2005 which is Jack Lipinski's approved date
--- Associate press