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Musicians and models have a tendency to end up together. We take a look at famous rockstars & models couples.
Rockstars and models go together like strawberry and cream, cheese and biscuits and ice-cream and cake. What is it that brings them together? Inspiration? Aesthetics? Narcissism? Whatever the reason musicians and models have always been drawn to each other.
Music and Fashion
Known for her love of musicians, Kate Moss famously dated Babyshambles' frontman Pete Doherty and is currently going out with The Kills' Jamie Hince. Moss has never kept her rockstar ambitions a secret and has made the most of her affairs by performing onstage with both Doherty and Hince. During their relationship Doherty managed to land some modelling work for Italian designer Roberto Cavalli and Manchester brand Gio-Goi. Moss-Doherty certainly had a mutually convient relationship for a while.
Of course the partnership between catwalk beauties and rockers is nothing new. Mick Jagger is probably one of the most famous "modelisers". From Jerry Hall and Carla Bruni to his current girlfriend, former model L'Wren Scott, Mick can't get away from leggy beauties. Even his daughters Georgia and Elizabeth are mannequins.
In the 80s Duran Duran certainly did their bit to cement this alliance. Simon Le Bon and his bandmates had highly publicised relationship with models. When Le Bon saw a picture of Yasmin Parvaneh in a magazine, he promptly called her agency to organise a date. The couple married shortly after and 25 years and three daughters later Simon and Yasmin are still together.
Bandmate Nick Rhodes married American heiress and model Julie Anne Friedman (they are now divorced) and John Taylor a long and very public affair with Renee Simonsen, one of the most successful models of the 80s.
Female musicians and models
Female musicians are less inclined to date male models, although a notable exception is Madonna who is currently dating 24-year-old Jesus Luz and in the past dated several others, including 90s pin-up Tony Ward.
The Minogue sisters are not averse to models either. Kylie is in a relationship with Spanish model Andres Velencoso and Dannii with Kris Smith.
Recent and current twosomes include Mark Ronson and Daisy Lowe, Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr, Jack White and Karen Elson, Sophie Dahl and Jamie Callum, Pete Doherty and Irina Lazareanu, Heidi Klum and Seal and Kings Of Leon's frontman Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge.