Theirs was not a love story of great novels, it was more the splash scandal headline of a tabloid; she was the high-profile, style icon and supermodel with a string of modelling contracts and her own clothing range, while he was a poet-turned-song-writing troubadour with a colourful criminal record and dirty fingernails, but it was love made in Rock ‘N’ Roll heaven with Pete Doherty and Kate Moss.

Moss’ 31st birthday party in 2005 brought them together and then followed a controversial courtship which featured (almost daily) in every rag and mag in Britain; it was relationship which reportedly saw Moss torch Doherty’s favourite teddy bear (!), Doherty determined to make Miss Moss his wife and Kate Moss go from supermodel to backing singer when she often accompanied Pete and his Babyshambles bandmates on tour (and vocals).

It was the relationship which bewildered almost everyone, and was never destined to last; 2007 saw the bitter break-up and just the beginning of the fall-out for Kate Moss, particularly, who lost most of her high-profile modelling contracts, thanks to controversial tabloid front page depicting Moss snorting cocaine. Moss later escaped any charges, won back her cancelled contracts and reportedly went onto earn even more money than before.

Since their split in 2007, Kate has gone on to marry The Kills’, Jamie Hince and celebrated her 40th birthday last month. Doherty has recently rejoined his Babyshambles bandmates and released their third studio album, “Sequel To The Prequel”, became a Dad for the second time when daughter, Aisling, was born in December 2011 and has moved to Paris to escape the grief and loss of his friend, Amy Winehouse.

The end of their relationship didn’t stop the end of the controversy between the pair; Doherty has claimed since their split that Kate “drunk-dials” him, even after becoming Mrs Jamie Hince and the troubled rocker has even painted portraits of the supermodel . . . in his own blood.

Their love was chaotic and controversial; the supermodel and the junkie. It was never going to be anything more than tabloid fodder, and it was highly unlikely it would result in a marriage ceremony, three kids and a house in the country. It was bewildering, but captivating while it lasted; the Glastonbury PDAs, Moss’ questionable backing singing, Doherty becoming the face of Robert Cavalli (!), their alleged backstage “fumble” at The NME Awards and those “bloody” portraits!

Kate Moss + Pete Doherty = FOREVER!

 

 

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