Peaches Geldof

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Peaches Geldof
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Geldof in September 2009
BornPeaches Honeyblossom Geldof
(1989-03-13) 13 March 1989 (age 24)
Westminster, London, UK
ResidenceNorth London, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationBroadcaster, journalist, model
Years active2005–present
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)[1]
Spouse(s)
ChildrenAstala Geldof–Cohen
Phaedra Geldof-Cohen
ParentsBob Geldof (father)
Paula Yates (mother)
RelativesPixie Geldof (sister)
Hughie Green (grandfather)
 
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Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof cropped 2.jpg
Geldof in September 2009
BornPeaches Honeyblossom Geldof
(1989-03-13) 13 March 1989 (age 24)
Westminster, London, UK
ResidenceNorth London, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationBroadcaster, journalist, model
Years active2005–present
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)[1]
Spouse(s)
ChildrenAstala Geldof–Cohen
Phaedra Geldof-Cohen
ParentsBob Geldof (father)
Paula Yates (mother)
RelativesPixie Geldof (sister)
Hughie Green (grandfather)

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof[2] (born 13 March 1989)[3] is a British journalist, television presenter and model.

Early life[edit]

Geldof was born in London in 1989, the second daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and the granddaughter of Hughie Green. Her sisters are Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof. She also has a younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.[4]

She grew up in Chelsea, London, and Faversham, Kent, and was educated at Queen's College, London. After moving out of her father's house at eighteen, Peaches rented a flat in Islington, North London, but gave up her lease to move to New York with then-husband, Max Drummey.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Geldof wrote a magazine column for the UK edition of Elle Girl, starting with its April 2004 issue and continuing until the magazine folded in October 2005.[5] From age 14–17 she wrote a weekly socio-political column for The Daily Telegraph, and wrote numerous articles for The Guardian.

Geldof wrote and presented her own documentary TV programme, Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind in 2005, which was followed up with Peaches Geldof: Teen America, which aired on Sky One in the UK on 1 March 2006.[6] In 2006, Geldof was placed at number seven in the Tatler's list of Top Ten Fashion Icons for the year, the youngest person on the list.[7] In 2007, readers of FHM voted her the 53rd sexiest woman in the world.[8]

In September 2007 Geldof made her catwalk début modelling for PPQ at London Fashion Week. She was also announced as the face of the Australian fashion line Dotti.[9] Premiering on 19 October 2008 was Peaches: Disappear Here, a MTV One reality show in which Peaches founds a new youth-orientated magazine.[10]

In 2009 Peaches was signed to a six-figure modelling deal to become the face of the Miss Ultimo collection. Michelle Mone, the head of Ultimo underwear said at the time "Peaches was the perfect choice for this campaign. She's young, edgy with lashings of style". The collection was launched at the Debenhams department store in Oxford Street in May 2009.[citation needed] Peaches was subsequently dropped from the Ultimo brand in March 2010 after nude pictures and allegations of drug use were posted on the Internet and published in the media. Geldof vehemently denied the claims and said, "I am disappointed that Ultimo has decided not to extend my contract based on a wildly exaggerated account of a night in Los Angeles five months ago." Mone said that "as a brand that targets young women, we feel it is impossible for Peaches to continue."[11][12]

In 2011 Geldof presented a six-part series on ITV2 called OMG! with Peaches Geldof, a magazine-format chat and guest show with audience participation.[13]

Personal life[edit]

On 5 August 2008, Geldof married Max Drummey, an American musician from the band Chester French, at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The couple announced on 7 February 2009 that they had amicably decided to end their marriage.[14] Drummey filed for divorce on 18 April 2011 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.[15]

Geldof married Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M on 8 September 2012 at the same church in Davington where her parents married 26 years earlier, and also where her mother's funeral was held in 2000.[16] Geldof and Cohen have two sons: Astala Dylan Willow (born 21 April 2012)[17][18] and Phaedra Bloom Forever (born 24 April 2013, which would have been the 54th birthday of Geldof's mother Paula Yates).

In 2009, she was described as a Scientologist.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peaches Geldof Harshes on Ed Westwick". New York. 
  2. ^ "Just to clarify once and for all, my name is Peaches Honeyblossom (ridiculous, I know!) -The rest of the added names have never been mine.". Peaches Geldof – via Twitter. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Whoop its my birthday! Today should be fun x". Peaches Geldof via Twitter. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Cooke, Rachel (11 January 2009). "Interview: Peaches Geldof". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Cederwell, William (24 March 2004). "Lessons in fear and loathing". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Crampton, Robert (25 February 2006). "She's so, like, 21st century". The Times (London). Retrieved 9 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Camilla hits best-dressed list". u.tv. 8 March 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  8. ^ Last, Colleen. "Full List: FHM 100 Most Sexiest Women 2007". MSN. Archived from the original on 7 July 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007. 
  9. ^ Melocco, Jen (17 August 2007). "Peaches Geldof new face for Australian Dotti". news.com.au. Retrieved 24 August 2007. 
  10. ^ "Peaches:Disappear Here". Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Noah, Sherna (29 March 2010). "Peaches Geldof dropped by lingerie company Ultimo". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Underwear Label, Ultimo, Dumps Peaches Geldof". Courtesy: Agencies – via Oneindia.in. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Peaches Geldof is to present a new ITV2 show that will try and help solve people's real-life problems.". musicrooms.net. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Marriage over for Peaches Geldof". BBC News. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  15. ^ Reich, Ashley (22 April 2011). "Peaches Geldof's Husband Maxwell Drummey Files for Divorce". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Peaches Geldof Reveals Wedding Pics: 'I Felt My Mother Watching Over Me'". The Huffington Post UK. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Peaches Geldof welcomes first child". MSN,com. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  18. ^ Geldof, Peaches. "Twitter". Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  19. ^ Hyde, Marina (29 October 2009). "Peaches Geldof on the origins of the universe | Life and style". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 

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