Rock and stroll: Pete Doherty, 42, looks barely recognisable as he saunters in the sunshine on dog walk with his lover in France
- Pete Doherty enjoyed a stroll through the French countryside with his dog
- The Babyshambles and Libertines frontman, 42, was pictured with his girlfriend
- The couple enjoyed a walk through Étretat in Normandy before going shopping
His bad boy rock and roll image earned him an army of fans and saw the world’s most famous supermodel hanging off his arm as they made their way from party to party.
But these days, Pete Doherty enjoys nothing more than a stroll through the French countryside with his dog.
The Babyshambles and Libertines frontman, 42, was pictured with his girlfriend and Puta Madres bandmate Katia De Vidas as they enjoyed a walk through Étretat in Normandy.
The pair looked relaxed and happy and Doherty – dressed in joggers and a t-shirt – was a far cry from his hedonistic heyday, when his debauched behaviour repeatedly landed him in custody for the night.
The once-troubled rocker cut a casual figure for the outing which was a far cry from the days when he would paint portraits of then-girlfriend Kate Moss in his blood.
Pete Doherty and his girlfriend Katia DeVidas were seen strolling in Etretat, France
The rocker cut a healthier figure than in his heyday, when he was often seen gaunt and disheveled
Doherty pictured outside Thames Magistrates’ Court in Bow, east London in 2004 where he pleaded not guilty to possession of an offensive weapon
The pair donned face masks as they enjoyed a spot of shopping and walk with the dog
Doherty was a picture of happiness as he put his arm around his girlfriend
The rocker paired a pink face covering with his casual ensemble
Doherty donned a casual get-up for the outing – a far cry from the days of designer leather jackets and trilby hats alongside his partner in crime Carl Barat.
Last year, the Libertines frontman was charged with driving while disqualified after he was stopped by police in the early hours while riding an electric motorbike in Margate, Kent.
The former Babyshambles rocker had already been been given a six-month disqualification in October 2019 after he was caught speeding four times in three weeks.
On that occasion, at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court, he was ordered to pay £9,228 and he was heard to have muttered ‘ouch’ at the fine.
And in November 2019, Doherty was fined £8,500 and given a three-month suspended jail sentence for ‘violence while intoxicate’ after being arrested in Paris twice in a week.
He had been detained in the Pigalle district for buying cocaine before getting into an argument with two passers-by that led to his eventual re-arrest.
Doherty is a frequent visitor to Paris, and often spends long periods living and performing in the French capital.
Doherty shot to fame in the mid-2000s, when he dated supermodel Kate Moss, and has since been arrested numerous times for drug offences.
In the past, he has pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.
In 2012, he was thrown out of a luxury rehab clinic in Thailand after claims he was a bad influence on other patients and did not try hard enough to kick his heroin habit.
Doherty dressed down in joggers and Adidas sliders as he walked through the countryside
The look was a far cry from the image he once portrayed on stage as the frontman of The Libertines
The couple put their arms around one another as they made their way to the car
A picture Doherty drew himself of him and his former partner Kate Moss using crayons and his own blood from 2005 was recently put on sale for £5,000.
For one of Doherty’s previous works, Ladylike, he collaborated with Amy Winehouse, who helped create the self-portrait with her own blood.
The artwork sold for £35,000 in Doherty’s exhibition ‘On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist’ at the Cob Gallery, London, in 2012.
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