NICK RHODES, founding member and keyboardist of Duran Duran, has reportedly taken the next step in his relation with girlfriend Nefer Suvio, by moving in with her. The 51-year-old new wave rocker met his 32-year-old Italian beauty two years ago in Rome. Rhodes has now revealed that the couple have taken up residence together in his London home.

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In an interview with 'The Daily Mail', Rhodes explained: "I've taken the plunge and we're now living together at my house in Chelsea." The keyboardist goes on to explain how the almost 20-year age difference between he and his beloved is not a disadvantage to their relationship, saying: "I'm a lot older than Nef, but so what! I've quietened down in some ways since the Eighties - but I'm not ready for pipe and slippers yet. Everyone gets older, but I don't feel old. Having a younger woman helps."

Despite this "plunge", Rhodes in not convinced that he will ever walk down the aisle with Suvio. This comes, in part, due to his early marriage to Julie Anne Friedman ending in the early 1990s with a bitter battle for custody over their daughter, Tatjana Lee Orchid. He confesses: "Whether I will ever get married again I don't know. We are happy as we are."