Is Kate Moss Still Drunk-Dialing Her Ex Pete Doherty?

By Sam Lansky 05/22/12

The Libertines frontman says the supermodel has been calling him when she's on the sauce.

Do Kate's old habits die hard?
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Supermodel Kate Moss’s much-publicized substance abuse struggles and stints in rehab don’t seem to have translated to long-term sobriety, according to her ex-boyfriend, hard-partying Libertines rocker Pete Doherty. He says that he’s still getting drunk-dialed by the 38-year-old heroin chic icon—nearly five years after they separated. Doherty, 33, who has long been tabloid-fodder in the UK for his own drug problems, is currently in Cannes promoting his debut film, Confession of a Child of the Century, and says Moss’s friends never approved of him. “People in her life didn’t want to have anything to do with me,” he complains. “Every time we’d have an argument she’d say, ‘All my friends are right about you.’” But even now Moss is married to The Kills frontman Jamie Hince, she may still be hanging on to her addled past with Doherty; she apparently still calls him once in awhile. “She wants to get drunk and call me and talk shit. That’s fine but I wouldn’t be able to do that to her,” says Doherty. “I’ve listened to her [on voicemail]. A couple of times she’s got drunk and called me and been a bit silly. But she’s a happily married woman, why does she want to speak to me?” Sounds like both old love and old habits die hard.

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Sam Lansky is the West Coast Editor at TIME. He has written for Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Grantland, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, OutBillboard and more. He is also the author of The Gilded Razor. You can find Sam on Linkedin and Twitter.