TALK OF THE TOWN: Is party queen Kate Moss – known as The Tank for her legendary partying exploits – back to her wild ways?
She was known as ‘The Tank’ for her ability to drink morning, noon and night for decades – but then Kate Moss suddenly called a halt to her party antics three years ago after the tragic death of her pal Annabelle Neilson, from a heart attack at the age of just 49.
But just when we all thought she’d withdrawn to a life of quiet nights in with her boyfriend Nikolai von Bismarck, I now hear that she has taken a different tack.
Whispers reach me that after a holiday in Ibiza last month, friends of the model declared that their old party queen ‘is back’ and has a ‘new lease of life’.
Kate Moss, pictured in Ibiza, stepped back from her party lifestyle three years ago after the tragic death of her pal Annabelle Neilson, from a heart attack at the age of just 49
Kate, pictured, prepared for a night out with model Jordan Barrett ahead of his marriage to fellow model Fernando Casablancas
Kate was photographed in a club along with topless Jordan in Ibiza earlier this summer
‘Mossy is back and everyone is talking about it,’ says a source who knows her. The pal said that with lockdown over, Kate has been out with make-up queen Charlotte Tilbury, designer Stella McCartney and model Jordan Barrett over the summer.
‘In Ibiza it was all anyone was talking about,’ said the source. ‘And a few famous people who know her mentioned it at a Chiltern Firehouse lunch last week.
‘She has been seen occasionally acting quite wild. She still knows how to gyrate on dance floors when she feels like it, just like the old days.’
In July, Kate, 47, attended the launch of the autobiography of her close friend DJ Fat Tony, who has been sober for 14 years. At the party he said: ‘Kate’s been clean for over two years. Me and my sober mates now have a better time than we ever did when we used to drink and take drugs.’
Kate has given interviews saying she likes to ‘hit the sack at 11pm-ish and watch Netflix’, adding that she was trying to cut down on cigarettes and instead dealt with stress by doing yoga, which helped her ‘concentrate on the here and now’.
Yet around a month after she attended the launch of the so-called ‘quit-lit’ book championing sobriety, Kate attended Jordan’s wedding to fellow model Fernando Casablancas at a raucous venue in Ibiza as a ring-bearer… and apparently decided to let her hair down.
Pictures from the island shows her dancing with a topless Jordan at a wild party, crashing out on the floor next to him, and semi-naked as she applied make-up in the bathroom, while he looked on.
Kate was photographed crashed out with Jordan while his husband Fernando placed his head in his lap
Other photos from a reportedly rowdy lunch on the same holiday show Kate looking tired and dishevelled as she dangled over a balcony to puff on a fag.
There were no signs of her 34-year-old boyfriend during the trip, and one friend believes they hit a rough patch in their six-year relationship at around that time – although there is no suggestion they have split up.
Perhaps Nikolai would prefer his girlfriend to settle back to those quiet nights watching Netflix…
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