Pete Doherty shows off dramatic weight loss as he performs with The Libertines weeks after secretly marrying his Puta Madres bandmate Katia de Vidas
Pete Doherty showed off his impressive weight loss as he took to the stage with The Libertines in Manchester on Monday night.
The musician, 42, performed at the Manchester Academy just weeks after his secret wedding to his Puta Madres bandmate Katia de Vidas.
Showman Pete could be seen wearing a grey suit and a blue T-shirt, looking noticeably slimmer than he did when spotted in Normandy, France earlier this year, where he was living with Katia before they married.
Changed man: Pete Doherty, 42, showed off his impressive weight loss as he took to the stage with The Libertines in Manchester on Monday night
Pete said ‘I do’ to Katia in a private ceremony at a lavish French retreat in September, just two days after confirming their engagement.
They 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.
It was confirmed Pete proposed to the film editor, who he had been dating since 2012, earlier this year after she was seen wearing a sparkling ring in an Instagram post.
Happy couple: Pete was looking noticeably slimmer than when spotted in Normandy, France this year, where he was living with Katia de Vidas before their secret September wedding
In recent years Pete, who revealed last week he’s been clean of heroin for two and a half years, had settled down with his Puta Madres bandmate Katia in France and ditched his bad boy lifestyle.
The star, who previously dated Kate Moss, was seen looking more portly in France after growing fond of Comté cheese on toast.
He credited his fuller figure with swapping drugs for the dish, adding to BBC Scotland: ‘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.’
Born to perform: Showman Pete could be seen wearing a grey suit and a blue T-shirt as he took to the stage with The Libertines at the Manchester Academy
Happy days: Pete’s sister shared stunning shots from the big day when he married his Puta Madres bandmate Katia
Lovely: The couple, who only announced their engagement 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 it was reported in 2009 that the singer was once-banned from seeing his son because of his drug habit.
But after going to rehab and getting clean, he became a much more hands-on dad.
Lisa told Metro in 2009: ‘Peter has on-and-off problems with his recovery so it was a really difficult decision to make.
‘But when he came out of rehab last year, and started to get his life in order I thought the time was right. I want Astile to have a dad.’
Reformed: In recent years Pete, who revealed last week he’s been clean of heroin for two and a half years, had settled down with his Puta Madres bandmate Katia in France