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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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Ever since George Michael cast the likes of Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington in the video for "Freedom '90," supermodels have become synonymous with the pop world. But some Vogue cover stars have wanted to be more than just the glamorous eye candy in a music promo. Here's a look at five who have temporarily swapped the catwalk for the recording studio.
The latest supermodel to try her hand at the whole singing malarkey, former Victoria's Secret Angel Gisele Bundchen made headlines last week after recording a cover of The Kinks' '60s Britpop classic "All Day & All Of The Night" for a new H&M ad campaign. While Shakira's status as Latin America's premier pop diva is unlikely to come under threat, the 33-year-old’s enchanting Brazilian accent and seductive husky tones at least ensure that you won't have to turn down the volume every time the advert appears on TV.
Featuring production work from the likes of Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve), Bomb The Bass' Tim Simenon and Irish singer-songwriter Gavin Friday, Naomi Campbell's 1994 venture into the music world, Babywoman, certainly arrived with some impressive credentials. But the serial cell phone thrower still failed to tempt anyone to buy it and after spending just a solitary week inside the UK Top 75, it's rarely been heard of since. However, ignore Campbell's wafer-thin vocals and the brooding tribal pop of "Love & Tears" is actually not that bad at all.
Something of an indie-rock fangirl, the face of 1990s heroin chic has performed on tracks by Primal Scream ("Some Velvet Morning") and The Lemonheads ("You’re A Dirty Robot"), played tambourine on Oasis' Be Here Now and co-wrote four tracks with crack-addled one-time boyfriend Pete Doherty for Babyshambles' sophomore disc, Shotter’s Nation. But she's yet to produce anything which suggests she should give up the day job.
Disillusioned with the fashion industry, one of the newly-crowned supermodels decided to follow in the footsteps of Moss by hooking up with a British guitar band in the shape of Five O'Clock Heroes for "Who," the first single from their 2008 second album, Speak Your Language. Deyn's girlish tones aren't without their charms, but unfortunately the track itself was the kind of plodding indie-rock you'd expect to hear on a wet Wednesday night down the local pub.
Another supermodel who tested her vocal skills for the purposes of a TV advert, Heidi Klum was given the job of tackling Bee Gees' disco classic "Stayin' Alive" whilst parading around in a pair of Jordache jeans earlier this year. Her karaoke-style rendition suggests that little of former husband Seal's musical talent rubbed off on her.
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"I did a West End play, and during rehearsals I was obviously feeling nervous and smoking a lot. Then the director mentioned that it might be a good idea to not smoke as much because I'd have to be onstage. That made me give up... Even though I still romanticise it when I see someone smoking. I think, 'Ah, I used to do that. I used to love doing that.'" British model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn has been nicotine-free since making her stage debut in The Leisure Society play in London in 2011.
"I just think it's funny because no one ever really asked me about religion before. No one was like, 'What's it like going out with a Christian?' Now people ask me about it. Maybe it's because it's a new religion and people are curious about it. I don't know. My husband is an amazing man." British model/actress Agyness Deyn insists her husband Giovanni Ribisi's Scientology faith is nothing unusual. The couple eloped last summer (12).
The actor, who married British model Agyness Deyn in June (12), is the new owner of a five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion, which also boasts a library and a waterfall.
The property is right next door to the house Jolie shares with her fiance Brad Pitt and their brood of kids.
It's not Ribisi's only property purchase - this summer (12), he bought a two-bedroom pad just a few miles away, reports TMZ.com.
"It's so f**king cool! I love being a wife. We've known each other for a while... But when you know, you know... He's f***ing awesome... Every day is a honeymoon." British model/actress Agyness Deyn is enjoying being married to actor Giovanni Ribisi following their surprise wedding earlier this year (12) after just weeks of dating.
The British beauty shocked fans by eloping with the Avatar star in Los Angeles in June (12), just months after revealing she struggled to find lasting love.
The pair has kept its life together under wraps since the union, but Deyn has now broken her silence on their relationship and reveals they suddenly fell in love and were desperate to wed.
She tells Britain's Stella magazine, "When people used to say that (about falling in love), I didn't know what they meant. And then when I felt it I was like, 'Holy s**t, this is powerful stuff.'... We both felt it! And now it makes so much sense, both of us wanting that. It's a really symbolic thing."
The beauty drew ideas from the most stylish stars of the 1990s to create her 29-piece range for iconic footwear brand Dr. Martens, which also manufactures clothes and accessories.
She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "It was inspired by Winona Ryder and Courtney Love, and all those girls who had hot boyfriends in the '90s. I wanted to do something you could wear separately, but you could also mix together and it could be eclectic.
"And then I thought, grunge is totally like that, so we went grunge - the whole '90s couple-in-love quirkiness, all that vibe."
They shocked everyone by running off and eloping and now the first photo of happy newlyweds Giovanni Ribisi and Agyness Deyn has emerged courtesy of the supermodel's sister.
"CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG!!! Congrats to my sis... and mi new bro inlaw Giovanni," she tweeted.
A rep confirmed Thursday June 21 that the pair had indeed wed: "Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi quietly married in Los Angeles over the weekend," a rep for Ribisi, 37, told E! News.
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