A Closer Look at Atila Altaunbay
Atila Altaunbay has never disclosed details regarding his early life or family background. Born in 1976 with Turkish nationality but having spent most of his youth living in Belgium.
He met Grace Jones while working as her bodyguard, and the Jamaican singer/actress proposed after only a few months – at that point in time he was 21 and Grace 48.
Early Life and Education
Atila Altaunbay is known for his quiet demeanor, rarely discussing personal matters in public. However, it is widely assumed that he was born in Turkey but spent much of his childhood years living in Belgium.
Prior to becoming Grace Jones’ bodyguard, Altaunbay delivered pizza in Belgium while taking singing classes and performing wedding songs at weddings. He even tried his luck at acting by performing roles in stage plays.
Grace entered his world through work, where they met and instantly fell for one another. Grace asked him to be her bodyguard. Eventually they started dating, and four months later Grace made him an offer – they married secretly without media scrutiny or discussion of their affair.
Atila Altaunbay began his professional life working as a pizza delivery boy in Belgium before eventually landing jobs with various security agencies. But his professional life truly began taking shape when he met and fell for Grace Jones; becoming her bodyguard, the two began secretly dating one another for some time before eventually parting ways.
On February 24th 1996, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony attended by only close family.
Altaunbay, 46 years old and following Muslim religion, has over two decades of experience modeling, acting, singing and movie acting (Mind Games being one). Additionally he is Grace Goude’s only son who has followed in their footsteps becoming both an actor and model themselves. Paul Goude followed their steps as well and is currently modeling/actressing professionally himself.
Achievement and Honors
Atila Altaunbay was born and raised in Belgium, receiving basic educational qualifications in Turkey along with training in CPR, AED, Marshalling and other skills relevant to bodyguarding. After marrying Jamaican actress/cum singer Grace Jones he gained fame.
Before their separation in 2004, this couple were together for eight years and earned many awards and nominations for her work in music industry.
Grammy Award Winner and Iconic Androgynous Style Influencer. Born 19 May 1948 in Spanish Town Jamaica she moved with her parents and four siblings to Syracuse after her education was complete. Well known for films, acting and music work.
Atila Altaunbay’s personal life remains relatively unknown to the media; however, he did gain international fame when he married Grace Jones, an iconic Jamaican model, singer and actress.
The couple met each other for the first time in Belgium and quickly started dating soon thereafter. Although their love was kept private between themselves, they occasionally displayed public affection when it was required of them.
On February 24th 1996 they wed in an intimate private ceremony presided over by a Presbyterian minister and chose New York for their honeymoon destination. Although their union lasted eight years until they parted ways in 2004, Paulo Goude continued in her footsteps as both model and musician while they regularly joined workout sessions together.
Atila Altaunbay has chosen a private life away from media scrutiny. He has not revealed any information regarding his family life – something often done among celebrities to avoid unwanted media scrutiny.
He was born in 1976 as a Turkish man of Caucasian ethnicity and became Grace Jones’s bodyguard before acting in several films including Mind Games.
Grace Jones and Bernard Goude had a seven-year marriage until their divorce in 2004. While married, Bernard became Paulo Goude’s stepfather – which Grace gave birth to via French actor Jean Paul-Goude. Bernard now resides in Belgium but remains private about his personal life; therefore not active on social media sites such as Facebook.