PAULA Yates’ tragic death of a heroin overdose in 2000 sent shockwaves across the UK.
But it was her kids who felt the real loss, after losing their mum when they were just children themselves.
Who are Paula Yates’ children?
Together with Bob, Geldof, the late Paula Yates had three children, with Fifi being the first born on March 31, 1983.
Unlike her famous family, she has always shunned the spotlight and keeps her personal life very private.
Fifi declares herself as the “unknown Geldof”, and has done her best to stay out of the headlines since growing up.
She has had a successful career in PR, and also works as a make-up artist.
Fifi married sand sculptor Andrew Robertson in Kent in 2016.
Born on March 13, 1989, Peaches was a fashion columnist, who also worked as a model.
During her short life she was married to Thomas Cohen and had two children
Sadly, in a tragic parallel to her mother’s death, Peaches also died of a heroin overdose. She was just 25.
Speaking in 2020 to The Tommy Tiernan Show about the grief he has felt at the untimely death of his daughter, dad Bob said: “Time doesn’t heal, time accommodates and it’s ever present.
“You’re driving along and you’re at the traffic lights and for no reason whatsoever, the person in question inhabits you and I’ll cry.”
Peaches’ funeral was held in the same church in Kent where she was married, where her parents were married, and where her mother’s funeral service was also held.
The youngest of Paul and Bob’s kids, Pixie was born on September 17, 1990.
Having always grown up in the public eye, her life has remained in the spotlight.
Pixie has had a very successful career as a fashion model, and has worked for big brands including Agent Provocateur and Levi’s.
She is also a busy mum, who welcomed her first child in 2021 with her drummer husband George Barnett.
Sadly on Pixie’s 10th birthday, her mum Paula was found dead at her home in Notting Hill at the age of 41 of a heroin overdose.
Tiger Lily Hutchence
During her time with the late Michael Hutchence, Paula also welcomed a child on July 22, 1996 called Tiger Lily.
In a bid to protect her from the entrapments of fame, her oldest sister Fifi has always taken her little sis under her wing.
Now all grown up, Tiger Lily is reportedly engaged to her musician partner Nicholas Allbrook, the frontman of psychedelic Australian rock band Pond.
Sadly, aged just four-years-old, it was Paula’s youngest daughter who found her mum dead, on that fateful day in 2000.
Following both her parents’ deaths, Bob formally adopted Tiger Lily as his own daughter.
Who did Paula Yates date?
After meeting Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof in 1976, they went onto wed in 1986.
They remained married until they split up in 1995, when she started a relationship with INXS singer Michael Hutchence.
Speaking in 2020 about the breakdown of his and Paula’s marriage, Bob told The Tommy Tiernan Show: “When Paula left me and it became almost impossible to live and I was kept going by some close friends, Pete briquettes from the Rats being one of them.
“I remember a futile flight from some thing in Europe and I was going back to nothing because my home, my family and everyone I’d loved… had gone like that.
“And I really didn’t understand why I’d lost everything I took to be true.”
During her relationship with Bob, Paula had an affair with British actor Rupert Everett.
It is reported they began their fling in 1982 and it went on for six years.
Rupert opened up about their relationship in an interview for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
He told the host: “We were very, very close, I must say, for a long time, and she’s someone that I adored and still do.
“I think I was in love with her. I adored her.”
Paula and rock star Michael Hutchence started their romance in the mid-90s, following the breakdown of her marriage to Bob.
They had previously met in the early 80s, but got to know each other again when she famously interviewed him on the Big Breakfast in 1994.
The pair’s rock and roll life style took its toll, and Michael was found dead in a Sydney hotel room in 1997. He was 37.
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