His bad boy rock and roll image earned him an army of fans including the world’s most famous supermodel, who hung off his arm as they made their way from party to party.
But these days, Pete Doherty enjoys nothing more than a genteel stroll through the French countryside with his dog.
The Babyshambles and Libertines frontman, 42, was pictured with his girlfriend and Puta Madres bandmate Katia De Vidas as they enjoyed a walk through Étretat in Normandy.
The pair looked relaxed and happy and Doherty – dressed in joggers and a t-shirt – was a far cry from his hedonistic heyday, when his debauched behaviour repeatedly landed him in custody for the night.
Pete Doherty and his girlfriend Katia DeVidas were seen strolling in Etretat, France
The rocker cut a healthier figure than in his heyday, when he was often seen gaunt and disheveled
Doherty pictured outside Thames Magistrates’ Court in Bow, east London in 2004 where he pleaded not guilty to possession of an offensive weapon
The pair donned face masks as they enjoyed a spot of shopping and walk with the dog
Doherty was a picture of happiness as he put his arm around his girlfriend
The rocker paired a pink face covering with his casual ensemble
The once-troubled and gaunt rocker famously painted a portrait of then-girlfriend Kate Moss in his blood and was thrown out of rehab for ‘not trying hard enough’ to kick his heroin habit.
But these days Pete enjoys a more relaxed way of life, spending his time ‘cooking and dog walking’, according to friends.
Doherty donned a casual get-up for the outing – a far cry from the days of designer leather jackets and trilby hats alongside his partner in crime, Carl Barat.
Last week he wished fans a Happy St Patrick’s Day on Instagram before sharing the news that he’d be guest hosting a second anniversary listening party of the Puta Madres album on Twitter.
Peter has a teenage son, Astile, from his relationship with Lisa Moorish and a daughter, Aisling, from his romance with model Lindi Hingston.
While his most famous relationship was with Kate Moss, he also had a fling with friend Amy Winehouse and a reported tryst with Big Brother Seven housemate Nikki Grahame.
While on a promo trail in 2019 with his latest musical offering, he was forced to pull out of a radio appearance after his finger got infected from an hedgehog spike.
He’d attempted to rescue the animal from his Siberian Huskies during a dog walk.
The Libertines bought a hotel in Margate which Pete admitted was the ‘saving of him’ because he had a roof over his head and didn’t have to worry about rent.
Doherty donned a casual get-up for the outing – a far cry from the days of designer leather jackets and trilby hats
Indie bad boy Doherty pictured here at his house in London in 2003
Pete appeared care free as he walked alongside his partner and their dog
He took a canvas tote bag as he went to do some shopping after taking his dog to the vets
Last year, the frontman was charged with driving while disqualified after he was stopped by police in the early hours while riding an electric motorbike in Margate, Kent.
The former Babyshambles rocker had already been been given a six-month disqualification in October 2019 after he was caught speeding four times in three weeks. On that occasion, at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court, he was ordered to pay £9,228 and he was heard to have muttered ‘ouch’ at the fine.
And in November 2019, Doherty was fined £8,500 and given a three-month suspended jail sentence for ‘violence while intoxicated’ after being arrested in Paris twice in a week.
He had been detained in the Pigalle district for buying cocaine before getting into an argument with two passers-by that led to his eventual re-arrest.
Doherty is a frequent visitor to Paris, and often spends long periods living and performing in the French capital.
Doherty shot to fame in the mid-2000s, when he dated supermodel Kate Moss, and has been arrested numerous times for drug offences.
But their turbulent relationship came to an end in 2007, months after he revealed he’d proposed to her.
In the past, he has pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.
In 2012, he was thrown out of a luxury rehab clinic in Thailand after claims he was a bad influence on other patients and did not try hard enough to kick his heroin habit.
Doherty dressed down in joggers and Adidas sliders as he walked through the countryside
Babyshambles, pictured here at a gig in Leicester in 2004, won an army of Indie fans
The look was a far cry from the image he once portrayed on stage as the frontman of The Libertines
The couple put their arms around one another as they made their way to the car
A picture Doherty drew himself of him and his former partner Kate Moss using crayons and his own blood from 2005 was recently put on sale for £5,000.
For one of Doherty’s previous works, Ladylike, he collaborated with Amy Winehouse, who helped create the self-portrait with her own blood.
The artwork sold for £35,000 in Doherty’s exhibition ‘On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist’ at the Cob Gallery, London, in 2012.