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    John Lennon’s sons are bonding on road trip through California, writes ALISON BOSHOFF 

    The characteristics of their famous father reverberate on both faces, such as aquiline nose, long face, and high forehead.

    But Julian and Sean Lennon also share something much more special. Finally, it’s a true feeling of brotherhood.

    Half-brothers aged 58 and 46, respectively, California.. In a snap posted on Instagram yesterday, Julian wrote: Magic day. “

    Their trip along the Pacific Coast Highway is a bit of rock history, a healing moment called “life-changing” by Julian.

    Julian is finally reconciled with a partial estrangement from his father before his death. And his friendship with Sean seems to be proceeding in some way to provide a paternal relationship that both men missed so deeply.

    As Julian says, Sean is one of the people I care about most in the world. .. .. I am here to love and support you.

    That wasn’t always the case. John’s fierce divorce from Julian’s mother Cynthia, and his marriage to Sean’s mother Yoko, led to a tense relationship. Then there was decades of distrust after John’s murder in 1980, and there was controversy over John’s £ 250m heritage.

    Still, the outbreak of peace continued very quietly, which matured into a close and meaningful bond.

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    John’s fierce divorce with Julian’s mother Cynthia and Sean’s mother Yoko’s marriage led to a tense relationship.

    Yesterday, a common friend told me:’They have been friends for about 20 years, but over time they are getting closer.

    “People talk about them as if they were enemies, and there was a lot of pain, and much of it was made very public, but nothing more.

    “Yoko told me about 10 years ago:” You know we are Julian’s family, and sometimes the family has disagreements. “

    “Julian and Sean have always had a bond outside of all that. They love each other.’

    The public chapter of the brothers’ reunion began on Friday with the release of the Disney + three-part documentary The Beatles: Get Back in LA.

    They sat next to each other at the screening and then mixed at a party hosted by Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter Stella.

    Julian wrote that night: And this movie came to love our father again in a way that I couldn’t completely explain. Life change. ‘

    Julian, who has never been married, lives in Monaco, and Sean is based in New York with her model girlfriend Kemp Muhl.

    Their last public meeting took place in October 2020 when two men recorded a conversation together for the BBC to commemorate John Lennon’s 80th birthday. They recalled, but some of the memories were probably too raw to share.

    As Julian taught Sean to play the guitar to George Michael’s faith, and Yoko flew 17-year-old Julian to New York in 1980 to break the news of John’s death in the five years of the time. It was Sean’s “hero”-old Sean.

    Lennon moved to New York with Yoko when Julian was just five years old and brutally made a distant parent.

    Lennon moved to New York with Yoko when Julian was just five years old and brutally made a distant parent.

    Lennon moved to New York with Yoko when Julian was just five years old and brutally made a distant parent.

    At the request of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, the existence of baby Julian was hidden.

    Born in 1963 at the beginning of Beatlemania, art students Cynthia and baby Julian lived an ambiguous life when John toured the world. His secret family was first revealed in 1966, when Cynthia was filmed pushing a baby carriage. A few months later, when John met Yoko Ono at an art show, the marriage was destined.

    When Julian was five, he moved to New York with Yoko and brutally made a distant parent. Birthday and Christmas gifts were shipped invisible to him from the Beatles’ London office.

    Julian was cursed at school for “pasting a piece of paper on the wall with a £ 5 note,” but in fact he and Cynthia had little material wealth and had little contact with John. ..

    When he was 11, Julian was sent to New York for several nasty meetings — Julian estimates that he met his father a total of 10 times.

    “I lived from my birthday to Christmas because I was with him,” he said.

    The visit itself was full of irregular incidents. Once, John scolded Julian and told him not to laugh so loudly that he might wake up baby Sean. At another time, he provided him with a joint.

    John was assigned to Sean and gave up working to become a father

    John was assigned to Sean and gave up working to become a father

    John was assigned to Sean and gave up working to become a father

    Painfully, John was obsessed with Sean and gave up working to become a father. Julian said: “Well, why didn’t he do that for me?” I wondered. I was a little jealous, but didn’t say anything. “

    In another interview, he said he was angry with laziness. “I felt he was a hypocrite. Dad was able to talk about peace and love for the world, but that peace and love did not come back to me.

    In 1980, John was shot down by Mark Chapman. It was a devastating blow.

    Julian was placed in the Concorde to New York. There, he found it difficult to deal with Yoko’s sorrow. She wanted Julian’s advice to break the news because she wanted to wait until Julian arrived to talk to Sean about John’s death.

    They rehearsed what Yoko said many times. “I remember seeing Sean shining in his eyes when he understood what really happened, and tears began to flow,” he said.

    Julian told the interviewer in 1985. Sean worshiped him for his physical resemblance to John.

    Julian told the interviewer in 1985. Sean worshiped him for his physical resemblance to John.

    Julian told the interviewer in 1985. Sean worshiped him for his physical resemblance to John.

    In sorrow, Yoko asked Julian to be with them in New York, but left because he felt he belonged to Wales with his mother.

    For the next five years or so, Julian had limited contact with Yoko and Sean.

    Julian told the interviewer in 1985. Sean worshiped him for his physical resemblance to John, but Yoko felt he wanted him for his arm length.

    His first album, Valotte, was a hit and the single Too Late For Goodbyes — he sounded like a father — an international hit.

    Julian dated Brooke Shields and Kylie Minogue and started the party. Meanwhile, Sean was at a boarding school in Switzerland.

    Yoko was sending Julian’s coins, but Julian wanted a reconciliation. It came for a while and there was a big court battle.

    The deal settled in 1996 gave him a percentage of John’s royalties and a lump sum of £ 20 million.

    As Julian reflected in 2010:’It’s just not worth the stress. I think Sean was the main point of all this, at least for me. If you hurt Sean’s mother, you hurt Sean.

    “It’s a roundabout way of thinking about things. But I love Sean so much that I don’t want to hurt him. I can get over it. I got over it.”

    Julian settled in Monaco, France, LA and London and moved around while spending vacations with wealthy and connected friends.

    He resurfaced in 1998 with an album called Photograph Smile. It was a modest success, but better than Sean’s first album, Into the Sun, released the same month. Julian was convinced it wasn’t a coincidence and thought Yoko was behind the clash.

    He also complained that three or four years could have passed without contact from his brother. “Whenever I move, I always give Sean my new number. I call him from time to time, but I never get a call back,” he said.

    After some suggestions from Cynthia, it was in 2006 that the two men spent several hours together in Los Angeles.

    Julian and Sean attend the Disney + movie Get Back premiere about the Beatles

    Julian and Sean attend the Disney + movie Get Back premiere about the Beatles

    Julian and Sean attend the Disney + movie Get Back premiere about the Beatles’ dissolution

    They realized they had a lot in common and went to the Boujis Nightclub in Kensington, London in 2007.

    Later, when Sean was playing in Prague later that year, Julian took the tour without notice and stayed on the musician’s bus traveling between Croatia and Slovenia.

    Sean said:’How sweet is it? I was completely excited and deeply moved by this. It’s really fun to get him on the bus. It’s good to have a good time with him. I was very impressed because none of my friends are willing to mess with it on the tour bus.

    That contact continued after the tour, and by 2010 Sean attended the opening of Julian and Yoko’s photo exhibition. Cynthia said that night: Julian rang the chime as follows: “Now I have a lot of forgiveness.”

    Sean continued to make music and tours, and Julian moved on to photography and philanthropy. He runs the White Feather Foundation, which addresses environmental and humanitarian issues, and is behind a scholarship dedicated to the education of women, which was established based on the memory of the mother. Cynthia died in 2015. He also writes books for children.

    Both of them enjoy each other’s company without disturbing each other in order to support each other. Yesterday, Yoko spokesman Murray Chalmers said:

    After their many years of alienation, each other’s companies must be greater treasure than they imagined.

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