Pete Doherty shows off dramatic weight loss while performing with The Libertines weeks after secretly marrying Puta Madres bandmate Katia de Vidas
Pete Doherty showed his impressive weight loss when he took the stage with The Libertines in Manchester on Monday night.
The musician, 42, performed at Manchester Academy just weeks after his secret marriage to Puta Madres bandmate Katia de Vidas.
Showman Pete was seen in a gray suit and blue T-shirt, looking noticeably slimmer than when he was spotted earlier this year in Normandy, France, where he lived with Katia before they married.
Changed man: Pete Doherty, 42, showed his impressive weight loss as he took the stage with The Libertines in Manchester Monday night
Pete said ‘I do’ to Katia in a private ceremony at a lavish French retreat in September, just two days after they confirmed their engagement.
They married at the Domaine Saint Clair hotel in the French town of Etretat – their home for the last three years – while The Libertines and the couple’s band Puta Madres provided music.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Pete had proposed to the film editor, who he had been dating since 2012, after she wore a sparkly ring in an Instagram post.
Happy couple: Pete looked noticeably slimmer than when he was spotted this year in Normandy, France, where he lived with Katia de Vidas for their secret wedding in September
In recent years, Pete, who revealed last week that he has been off heroin for two and a half years, had settled with his Puta Madres bandmate Katia in France and ditched his bad boy lifestyle.
The star, who previously dated Kate Moss, looked more genteel in France after she grew fond of Comté cheese on toast.
He attributed his fuller figure to bartering drugs in court, adding to BBC Scotland: ‘I’m recovering, I suppose I’ll be off heroin for two and a half years which is a big deal for me and yes, I tap through writing music, still writing music.’
Born to perform: Showman Pete was seen in a gray suit and blue T-shirt as he took the stage with Manchester Academy’s The Libertines
Happy days: Pete’s sister shared beautiful photos from the big day when he married his Puta Madres bandmate Katia
Beautiful: the couple, who announced their engagement only two days before the wedding, exchanged vows at the Domaine Saint Clair hotel while Puta Madres performed
Pete has a son, Astile, 18, from his relationship with Lisa Moorish, and in 2009 it was reported that the singer was once banned from seeing his son due to his drug addiction.
But after he went to rehab and got clean, he became a much more hands-on dad.
Lisa told Metro in 2009: “Peter has occasional problems with his recovery, so it was a very difficult decision to make.
“But when he came out of rehab last year and started to get his life together, I thought the time was right. I want Astile to have a father.”
Reformed: Pete, who revealed last week that he has been off heroin for two and a half years, had settled in France in recent years with his Puta Madres bandmate Katia