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Models and musicians – the pairing is as perfect as pancakes and syrup. Just last week, U2 bassist Adam Clayton married his model girlfriend Mariana Teixeira de Carvalho in Dublin, entering a long, distinguished line of rockers who have said “hell yeah” to fashionistas and models around the globe.
Here’s a rundown of some of the best model/rocker pairings over the years.
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty Kate Moss may be happily married to The Kills’ Jamie Hince, but before there was Jamie, there was her busted relationship with Pete Doherty. Moss was hardly a vision of innocence herself, but hooking up with a notorious, self-admitted junkie made for pure tabloid gold. Drugs and scandal followed, with Doherty claiming everything from “loving her bones” to saying that Moss was a “nasty old rag” who once kicked him in the head. In his mind, the pair broke up because, according to Doherty, “I can’t buy her diamonds.”
Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley The Piano Man definitely loves his statuesque blondes, and supermodel Christie Brinkley is no different. Brinkley starred in Joel’s video for “Uptown Girl,” which, contrary to popular belief, wasn’t actually written about Brinkley, but another one of Joel’s model exes – Elle McPherson. The pair married in 1985, but their marriage was strained due to Joel’s philandering and love for booze, and they finally divorced at the end of 1993.
Jack White and Karen Elson This couple was smoking hot and seemed like they were made for each other. White and Elson met when the former starred in the White Stripes video for “Blue Orchid,” and the pair married in 2005. Although they divorced 6 years later, they were awesome enough to hold a divorce party in 2011, so everyone thought that all was well between the two. However, lately Elson has accused White of basically being a douchebag (who really has it out for the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, for some reason), and White has countersued her in what’s become a messy ending for the once-reigning Couple of Cool.
Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge Son of a preacher turned rock star who has fire-sex meets California girl at overexposed music festival, and they live happily ever after – that’s essentially the story of Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge. The two met at Coachella in 2011 and married later that year. Their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, was born in June last year.
Simon Le Bon and Yasmin Parveneh Not all model/rocker pairings end badly. Simon Le Bon has been married to Yasmin Parveneh since 1985. At the time of their marriage, their relationship was all over the gossip headlines – Le Bon was the lead singer of Duran Duran, one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, and Parveneh herself was one of the highest-earning models of the decade.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Previously trying his darndest to be the Leonardo DiCaprio of the pop world, Adam Levine has had a long list of models by his side. His latest model girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo, is set to be his future wife, putting to rest his image of the perpetual pop bachelor. Though the pair had briefly broken up and Levine wasted no time in hooking up with model Nina Agdal, the two got back together and decided to get engaged.
Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond, Jr. When Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond, Jr. hooked up in 2008, it seemed like a match made in hipster heaven. Usually seen in paparazzi photos holding hands and walking dogs, the relationship was rumored to be much rockier than it initially seemed, and the couple finally broke up a year later. Deyn has definitely dated her share of rock stars, including The Paddingtons’ Josh Hubbard, Phantom Planet’s Alex Greenwald, and Last Shadow Puppets frontman and solo artist Miles Kane. The world is waiting for a supergroup of all the model’s exes, hopefully called Deyn’s Discards.
Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter Like Billy Joel, Rod Stewart likes his women tall and blonde (and nearly identical-looking). In 1990, Stewart married model Rachel Hunter, the woman responsible for millions of young men saving up their dollars for Sports Illustrated issues in the 90s. The two separated in 1999 and officially divorced in 2006, and Hunter went on to have it going on as “Stacy’s Mom,” while Stewart – what else? – married another model.
Iman and David Bowie Arguably one of the coolest couples ever, Iman and David Bowie have been married since 1992. The union of Ziggy Stardust and the most gorgeous advocate for social aid had the entertainment world in a frenzy. Forget haters, barely anyone thought that this marriage would last, but twenty-one years later, the couple is still going strong.
Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour From the documentation of his behavior in the media, it’s safe to say that anyone who dates Axl Rose is probably making up for some bad karma in a past life. Allegations of physical abuse, theft, and violence Rose’s relationship with Seymour, but for some reason, the couple still decided to get engaged. The engagement was short-lived, due to Rose accusing Seymour of being unfaithful (because why would anyone cheat on a prize like Axl Rose?) and the couple finally broke up.
Keith Richards and Patti Hansen Who would’ve ever thought that Keith Richards would be the guy to be married to his wife for thirty years? Richards married model Patti Hansen in 1983 and have been together since then. A couple that makes it through drugs, rock and roll, Mick Jagger, and everything in between, is definitely a couple that stays together.
Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek When these two hooked up, most people were scratching their heads, thinking “….what?” The gorgeous, then-19 year old Paulina Porizkova was featured in the Cars’ video for “Drive,” and although lead singer Ric Ocasek was still married at the time (and 35 years old), the two started dating and have been together ever since. Porizkova has also gone on to say that Ocasek is better-looking than George Clooney.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills And the award for the most notorious rocker/model pairing goes to Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. Mills is a former model, famous for 2 things: having a prosthetic limb as part of her leg and for trying to suck Sir Macca drier than anyone else ever could. The pair married in 2002 and divorced 6 years later, with the divorce becoming a highly-publicized affair for the settlement amount that the celebrities were fighting for. Mills wanted £125 million – McCartney offered £15.8 million. Because is £15.8 million is obviously pennies, Mills kept fighting for more, eventually ending up with a total of £24.3 million, plus £35,000 per year to take care of their daughter. The best part of this is that Mills fancies herself to be a charity campaigner.
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Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon will be helping to select the most stylish cars at a top motoring festival in the U.K. The Rio hitmaker and his model wife Yasmin will be on the judging panel for the Cartier 'Style et Luxe' vehicle design competition at Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England later this month (Jul13).
The contest pits up to 50 cars in 10 classes and Le Bon will be tasked with naming the best designed motors on the basis of "beauty and practicality".
A post on Duran Duran's website reads, "July the 14th Yasmin and Simon Le Bon will be on the panel of judges for the Cartier 'Style et Luxe' concours d'elegance, at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed."
The Bond girl and Keach were presented with the Champion Award at the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on Tuesday (23Oct12).
The couple has been working on an as-yet-unnamed documentary about country legend and Alzheimer's sufferer Glen Campbell, featuring appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, and Campbell's musician daughter Ashley Campbell.
They showed the clip to an audience including actress Brooke Shields, Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, who set up the foundation in honour of her movie star mother.
The event raised almost $2 million (£1.2 million) for Alzheimer's research, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Sir Paul McCartney's designer daughter returned to Central Saint Martins in London on Wednesday (18Jul12) to receive her fellowship alongside this year's (12) graduates.
She used the ceremony to officially launch a new sponsorship programme for students, which will be funded by her company.
McCartney told the graduates, "To get to a college like this is so hard for so many talented young people. For that reason, I am setting up this scholarship and I encourage other fortunate fashion houses to do the same."
The Stella McCartney Scholarship will fund students on the basis of "academic excellence and financial need" and will include a one-year paid placement at her fashion house.
McCartney famously used supermodels Naomi Campbell, Yasmin le Bon and Kate Moss in her Central Saint Martins graduation runway show in 1995 while her famous dad and her mum Linda cheered from the front row.
Geri Halliwell, model Yasmin Le Bon and Sarah, Duchess of York were also among the guests at the star-studded Marie Curie Cancer Care gala at Claridge's hotel in London.
Supermodel Moss took charge of the festivities when she stepped onstage to auction off Wood's painting of rocker Rod Stewart, pulling in $19,200 (£12,000) for the portrait. The blonde beauty was also seen borrowing a professional camera to snap photos of guests at the glitzy event.
A private meet-and-greet with Sir Elton John and a photoshoot with iconic British snapper David Bailey also went under the hammer for the cause.
Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos' body was discovered on Sunday (04Dec11) at his home in The Grand Chelsea apartment building in the Big Apple.
Sources tell the New York Daily News the 25 year old allegedly passed away in an apparent suicide.
Embiricos is the son of Hayworth's daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and Greek shipping heir Basil Embiricos.
The actress passed away in 1987.
The group of catwalk stars also includes Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon, wife of Duran Duran frontman Simon, and they are seen wearing the band's trademark suits and playing instruments in the promo for Girl Panic!
The shoot was conducted in conjunction with Harper's Bazaar magazine and directed by Jonas Ackerlund, who worked on Lady Gaga's Paparazzi and Telephone videos.
Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes explains, "Harpers had approached us about collaborating with the magazine on something really special... I'd had had this crazy idea for a video for the song Girl Panic! that looked fantastic on paper but that I thought in reality would be impossible to pull off.
"The idea was to recreate a day-in-the-life of the band, with five of the world's greatest supermodels playing all of us. (They) loved the idea of doing a cover shoot within the video itself - and so it all began."
Singer Simon Le Bon adds, "We have made some pretty ambitious videos over the years, but this one was certainly the most challenging to date.
"Co-ordinating the schedules of five of the world's biggest supermodels, Jonas, and the band was no easy task - but we couldn't be happier with the finished film. It has all of the ingredients that we feel are important - it's humorous, glamorous, sexy and very Duran Duran."
All three films are tipped in the Best British Film category, against Formula One racing documentary Senna and Tilda Swinton's We Need To Talk About Kevin.
Swinton will face off with Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List) and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) for the Best Actress award, while the Best Actor prize will go to either Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) or Neil Maskell (Kill List).
Contenders for the Most Promising Newcomer prize include Jessica Brown Findlay, John Boyega, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige and Tom Cullen.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 4 December (11).
The supermodel took over the historic Forville Market for her Fashion For Relief spectacular, which saw Dawson, Yasmin Le Bon, Karolina Kurkova and Robert De Niro's wife Grace Hightower strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Campbell, who celebrates her 41st birthday on Sunday (22May11), was the first on the runway but it was Fonda, in a Marchesa evening gown, who received the loudest applause as she closed the show.
Campbell says, "The destruction caused by the earthquake is completely heartbreaking. It's so hard to even begin to comprehend the tragic loss the people of Japan are coping with.
"I felt very passionate to try and help in whatever way possible, to do our part and to support Japan at this time. I hope that the money raised from Fashion For Relief in Cannes will support those who need it most."
Artwork by Dennis Hopper and Jeff Koons, as well as photographer David La Chapelle's famous photograph of a nude Campbell, were auctioned off to benefit the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which devastated the country's east coast in March (11).
"I might become a granny quite soon, it's my (former) stepdaughter." British actress Patsy Kensit will become an honorary grandmother when Yasmin Kerr, the daughter of her ex-husband Jim Kerr, gives birth in the coming weeks. Kensit has an 18-year-old son, James, with Kerr.