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"Well, actually, I need to bring you up to date because I just got married on Saturday to Laurie, she's gorgeous," Waters revealed to Howard Stern during an hour-long interview Jan. 18 on his SiriusXM show.
"Yeah, I couldn't be happier. We did [the pre-nup]. We've been living together for 10 years, I think we sort of know now that we like getting up together in the morning and going to bed at night."
The English musician -- whose last marriage to Priscilla Phillips ended in 2001 -- also touched on a series of topics during the interview, including the fact that he is writing a musical based on 'The Wall,' the iconic Pink Floyd album he is currently touring behind. Although he conceded, "it remains to be seen whether it will happen or not," noting "it would be an entirely different animal because obviously in a theater you have to say goodbye to the spectacle that you can produce in a ballpark."
Waters -- who confirmed that 'The Wall' tour will play New York's Yankee Stadium on July 6 with tickets on sale Jan. 30 -- also said that any notion of he and David Gilmour reuniting for a Pink Floyd tour is incorrect. Waters, Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason appeared on stage together briefly last November at London's O2 Arena during a Waters show performing 'Outside the Wall.'
"I don't think David is interested in doing anything," Waters said. "It's not acrimony that prevents us from getting together and doing it. As you rightly pointed out, we've got some cash, we don't have to do it. And so it's like, 'Is this what you really want to spend your time doing?' And the answer certainly from my point of view is no."
Waters also recollected on Pink Floyd's earlier years, stating, "we were a cracking team when we were younger" before tension began surfacing in the group.
"I don't think that happened on 'Dark Side of the Moon,' we were reasonably generous with one another at that time," he said. "But I think once you've achieved at that measure of success, you've really done what it was you set out to do together. And from then on, my theory is anyway, with our band ... that it was really about clinging to the trademark and in a kind of frightened way, not wanting to lose the umbrella of the words Pink and Floyd together."
As for the future plans, Waters -- who added he would never become an 'American Idol' judge -- will take 'The Wall' on tour again this year beginning with an Australian leg with additional North American dates slated this summer.