Family man: Yauch with his wife Dechen and daughter, Tenzin Losel
Yauch met his wife Dechen Wangdu in 1995 when they both attended a speech by the Dalai Lama at Harvard University.
At the time, Yauch was struggling with the direction of his life, telling Rolling Stone: ‘I was debating between the idea of being a celibate and becoming a monk or actually having family. I was deciding whether or not I wanted to try being in a serious relationship or just stay on my own.
'Dechen and I started spending some time together and hanging out, it just felt like it would be great to have a family. That would be the right thing to do.'
They married on May 31, 1998, in New York in a traditional Tibetan wedding ceremony.
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