Pete Doherty has married fiancée Katia de Vidas in a private ceremony at a lavish French retreat on Thursday – just two days after confirming their engagement.
The couple, who announced their engagement on Tuesday, wed at the Domaine Saint Clair hotel in the French city of Etretat – their home for the last three years – while The Libertines and the couple’s band Puta Madres provided music.
In a post shared by guest David Simon, the newly married couple are pictured shortly after signing the marriage registry, with Katia dressed in a white bridal gown and net veil adorned with multi-coloured stars.
Family member Julia Mallet also shared a picture of the bride, with the accompanying caption: ‘When you find out your cousin got married over night!!
Congratulations Peter and Katia Doherty!!’
Happy news: Pete Doherty has married fiancée Katia de Vidas in a private ceremony, just two days after confirming their engagement
It’s understood that Pete’s once estranged father Peter – a former Major in the Royal Signals – joined his son and The Libertines on stage for a rendition of the band’s 2002 hit What A Waster.
The musician’s mother Jacqueline – herself an ex-Lance-Corporal in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps – and sister Amy were also present to see him marry Katia.
Situated just 550 yards from the beach, Domaine Saint Clair boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, a library and a covered patio complete with a wood burner.
The hotel is set within the picturesque walls of a modest 19th century Anglo-Norman castle and a seaside villa built prior to the First World War. MailOnline has contacted a representative for further comment.
Happy days: Pete’s sister shared stunning shots from the big day
Sweet: The couple looked blissfully happy in a slew of stunning snaps from the big day
Amazing: The happy couple could not tear away from one another
Beaming bride: The couple have now pushed ahead with a marriage ceremony, confirmed by de Vidas’ cousin Julia Mallet in a social media post on Thursday
Speaking on Tuesday, a representative for the star confirmed to MailOnline that Doherty had proposed to the film editor after she was seen wearing a sparkling ring in a recent Instagram post.
Katia’s new engagement ring could be seen in images shared by the Welsh band Trampolene, who collaborated with Pete last year, on Tuesday.
The snaps showed the band’s frontman Jack Jones alongside Pete and Katia playing with his dog.
Lovely: The couple, who only announced their engagement on Tuesday, exchanged vows at the Domaine Saint Clair hotel (L) while Pete’s Puta Madres bandmates took to the stage (R)
All in the details!
Katia opted against the traditional all-white bridal look with a coloured veil
Rock on! The Libertines were on-hand to provide entertainment as well as Pete’s current outfit Puta Madres
Smitten: Pete Doherty shares a kiss with filmmaker Katia.
The coupe are believed to have married on Thursday
One image showed Katia leaning in to kiss the pet, with a new ring taking pride of place on her engagement finger, and 커플링 the post was captioned: ‘Luna & the Puta Madres xXx.’
A representative for Pete confirmed that he and Katia, who have been together since 2012, have been engaged ‘for a while.
News of the marriage comes just days after Pete revealed he’d been clean of heroin for two years in an interview with BBC Scotland.
He said: ‘I’m in recovery I suppose I’m two and a half years clean of heroin which is a big deal for me and yeah I’m ticking along writing music, still writing music.’
Wedding bells! A representative for the star confirmed the singer popped the question to the film editor, after she was seen sporting a sparkling new ring in an Instagram post
Together: In recent years Pete, who revealed last week he’s been clean of heroin for two and a half years, has settled down with his Puta Madres bandmate Katia in France (pictured in March)
Playful: Katia’s new engagement ring could be seen in images shared by the Welsh band Trampolene, who collaborated with Pete last year
Pete and Katia, who have been dating for several years, collaborated with Trampolene in May 2020 for the single Uncle Brian’s Abattoi, which was released during the Covid lockdown.
In recent years Pete has overhauled his lifestyle and has been living a much quiter life in France with Katia.
He shot to fame in the mid-2000s as the frontman for indie band 다이아 목걸이 The Libertines, but found nationwide attention when he dated supermodel Kate Moss.
The pair met at her 31st birthday bash in Jauary 2005, and he declared soon after that he’d ‘really found love.’
Happy: In recent years Pete, who has previously battled drug addiction, has overhauled his lifestyle and has been living a much quiter life in France with Katia
Love story: The pair have been together since 2012 (pictured in 2016)
Their turbulent romance briefly ended when Pete failed to complete a stint in rehab in Arizona, USA, with Kate saying at the time she has ‘various personal issues I need to address.’
He even drew a portrait of himself and Kate using crayons and his own blood in 2005.
Pete also famously scrawled ‘I love Kate 4 eva’ on the windscreen of his Jaguar after leaving court following a drug-related offence.
He and Kate eventually reunited and attended rehab together, but they were seen in many public rows before they finally split in July 2007 after getting engaged.
Pete then famously branded her a ‘nasty old rag’ in an interview with Metro after they split for good in 2007, which came months after he proposed to her.
Former flame: Pete previously dated supermodel Kate Moss for several years (pictured in 2005) but they split in 2007 just months after he proposed to her
Former flame: Weeks after he split from Kate, Pete proposed to model and singer Irina for the second time in 2007, after the pair previously dated in 2004
Exes: Pete has a son, Astile, 18, from his relationship with Lisa Moorish, and it was reported in 2009 that the singer was once-banned from seeing his son because of his drug habit
Pete has a son, Astile, 18, 다이아 목걸이 from his relationship with Lisa Moorish, and it was reported in 2009 that the singer was once-banned from seeing his son because of his drug habit.
But after goi: ‘Peter is no longer a bad boy.
He’s relaxing, settling down and loving the goods things in life.
‘We introduced him to pétanque and he’s fallen in love with the game. He often joins our club nights when we play.’
Mikael Grondin, who runs the bakery, said of Pete – who has slimmed down in recent months – ‘He is always popping in for a bag of Bout de Choux (creamy little cabbage), which is a pastry filled with cream.
Maybe that’s why he’s put on weight but, don’t worry, these will be good for him.’
And Pete revealed recently that he especially enjoys cheese on toast and that his ‘guilty pleasure’ is sleeping after he used to stay up for ‘six days.’
In July, following the easing of the UK’s Covid restrictions, Pete showcased his slimmed-down figure as he took to the stage for a performance in Coventry.
Indie star: In the past, Pete (pictured in 2004) has pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine