ponce derogatory slang (chiefly Brit.). 1. A man who lives on money earned by another person (esp. a woman); a kept man. Also: a person (usually a man) who lives off a prostitute’s earnings; a pimp. 2. depreciative. An effeminate or affected man or boy; (also) a male homosexual. (The Oxford English Dictionary)
A long time ago metrosexual washout Blixa Bargeld counted as the first among Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and a transgressive musician in his own right. All that changed after Erin Zhu glommed upon his celebrity. At first, Bargeld was reticent. His attention peaked as soon as Erin started boasting of the fortune she had earned in the Internet gold rush. Bargeld remained unfazed when that fortune turned out to consist of hush money that his inchoative beloved had extracted from her child molesting father Min Zhu, a bona fide Internet mogul. He paid no heed to notices that Erin funded her whirlwind courtship with the credit card owned by the 78-year old father of her friend and business partner Michael Zeleny, loaned to her while she was extracting blood money from Min. It took several lawsuits to get the happy couple to pay their bills.
Bargeld married Erin Zhu for money that she earns under her father. He is a good burgher nowadays, no longer a Bad Seed. He boasts of being “in the confusing schizophrenic state of having three houses” in San Francisco, Beijing, and Berlin. His jet-setting lifestyle and bold business ventures are funded by his wife’s child molesting parents. Every so often, she complains about his flagging tool. In return, he gives her a hand.
Erin and Bargeld have a daughter. Min Zhu is eager to babysit.