Rep Denies That Moss Wed In Thailand
British tabloids reported Tuesday that one of Britain's most talked-of celebrity couples tied the knot in a candlelit Buddhist ceremony as their friends cheered them on. But the model's spokesman, Stuart Higgins, insisted Tuesday that the model was simply on holiday on the southern island of Phuket.
"Contrary to various entirely false media reports today, there has not been any kind of marriage ceremony in Thailand. She is on holiday," Higgins said in a statement given to The ShowBuzz Tuesday.
The Sun and the Daily Mirror reported that the supermodel and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty held the ceremony New Year's Day in the Thai resort of Phuket. The Mirror quoted an unnamed friend of Moss, who said the ceremony was an expression of the couple's mutual devotion.
The Sun said the ceremony wasn't legally binding in Britain, and named Jan. 18 as the pair's official wedding day. Both papers ran blurry images of the couple; the back of Moss' head, her hair pulled back, could be seen, and Doherty, as usual, wore a trilby hat.
Photos: Newlywed StarsA spokeswoman for the Amanpuri hotel, contacted by phone from Bangkok, denied the couple was staying there and said she had no knowledge of their whereabouts, though she had received many calls asking about them.
At the Trisara, a high-end resort and spa that opened in 2004, General Manager Anthony Lark said: "We don't talk about any of our guests. That's just something we don't do. We have a very simple policy of protecting our guests."
He said prices at the resort started at $1,000 a day and went as high as $6,000 for a five-bedroom villa. Asked what guests get for their money, he answered: "Privacy."
Moss, 32, has modeling contracts with companies ranging from Louis Vuitton and Chanel to Topshop.
In September 2005, the Mirror ran photographs of the model allegedly using cocaine at a recording studio where Babyshambles was working.
After the pictures were published, Moss publicly apologized and went to a drug rehabilitation clinic in Arizona. Prosecutors decided in June there was insufficient evidence to charge her. Since then, she has made a comeback, appearing frequently in fashion magazines and winning back contracts.
Doherty, 27, often makes headlines over his battle with drugs. The former lead singer of The Libertines, Doherty has been charged several times with drug-related offenses. In 2004, Doherty -- along with former Libertines partner Carl Barat -- was named coolest man on the planet by British music magazine NME. In 2005, Doherty dropped to sixth place; in 2006 he was 28th.