Libertines star Pete Doherty’s life now is unrecognisable from naughty heyday

Libertines star Pete Doherty’s life now is unrecognisable from naughty heyday

Libertines star Pete Doherty’s life now is unrecognisable from naughty heyday

Pete Doherty has transformed from his naughty heydays during his peak career in The Libertines – the star turned around his drug addiction and says his new vice is cheese on toast

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Kate Moss arrives at NME Awards with Pete Doherty in 2007

Pete Doherty – otherwise known as the co-frontman of The Libertines – has undoubtedly come a long way from his naughty heydays.

During the peak of his career, the star’s drug problem spiralled into a £200-a-day expense.

It started not long after the late 1990s – where Pete, now 43, formed the star-studded band with band member Carl Barât.

The band consisted of four members – Pete, Carl, John Hassall, and Gary Powell.

Their first released debut album Up the Bracket quickly achieved widespread mainstream success and helped catapult all members into jaw-dropping stardom.

Whilst Doherty was praised by fans for emerging on the British music scene – his drug problem soon led to his estrangement from the band.

Pete formed The Libertines in the late 1990s


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The band achieved mainstream success


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In 2003, he was infamously kicked out of The Libertines after burgling the home of bandmate Carl, which landed him a six-month jail sentence.

Initially, the two band members fell out over the incident – but allegedly made up during the time he served behind bars.

Pete’s sentence was cut short at two months, although his sentence was originally three times longer.

Upon his release and rejoining of the band, he sought treatment for his drug action.

Pete was asked to leave the band in 2004


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The following year, Pete was again asked to leave the band, but they emphasised their willingness to take him back once he had addressed his addiction issues.

The group disbanded with Doherty’s departure at the end of 2004.

In August 2020 – a whopping 16 years later – the four members of The Libertines reunited to play a series of shows, which received a highly positive response from the press and fans.

During ultimate stardom, Pete had a handful of relationships within the public eye, including supermodel Kate Moss.

His relationship with the British model is arguably his most highly publicised to date.

The duo had a tumultuous relationship on and off for several years – after he met at her 31st birthday party in 2005.

The duo broke it off in 2007


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In early 2017, Pete announced during a solo gig that the pair were officially engaged.

Whilst the duo planned to tie the knot in the upcoming summer – they later broke off their relationship.

At the time of their break-up, Kate confessed that Pete “nearly cost [her] everything”.

She told a friend: “He’s a user in every sense of the word. He makes me sick.

“Yes, I loved him, but I was taken in by his little boy lost routine. He has nearly cost me everything.

“Now he’s just out to exploit our time together. It’s clear he doesn’t care about me and has no respect for our relationship.”

Pete married Katia in 2021


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In September 2021, Pete announced his engagement with his Puta Madres bandmate – Katia de Vidas.

Just two days after confirming their engagement, The Libertines singer married his partner in a secret ceremony of an idyllic rural existence in the French countryside.

At the height of his drug problems, Pete battled a £200 daily heroin and crack addiction, which wreaked havoc on his career.

The romance appears to have helped him turn his fortunes around, ditching Class-A drugs for cheese on toast – although he still enjoys the odd extravagant boozy cocktail.

Nowadays, Pete has taken up a new vice – as he was pictured out donning a completely new look and snacking on a chunk of cheese.

In an interview with The Sun, he explained: “I like Comté, Comté on toast. My guilty pleasure is sleeping.

“For years and years, I would stay up for five or six days and then I would sleep for 24 hours, so now I love sleep.”

Pete will perform at Glastonbury this weekend


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He and his band members will take the stage on Friday



The star will unveil his unrecognisable new look alongside his bandmates at Glastonbury festival this weekend.

The iconic festival is well underway of its long-awaited return – and will continue until Sunday.

The Libertines will be stepping foot on the iconic stage on Friday, 23 June – after the Covid-19 pandemic cancelled the festival in both 2021 and 2021.

The group are one of the acts taking the stage – with headlines for the event, including the likes of Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, and Billie Eilish – who has made history as the show’s youngest-ever headliner.

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