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Model Moss denies marriage claims
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty met in 2005
Kate Moss has denied marrying Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty while on holiday in Thailand.

The model and rock star reportedly made a formal commitment to each other in a beach ceremony on New Year's Day.

But Moss's spokesman denied the pair had tied the knot, and were simply on holiday on the island of Phuket.

"Contrary to various entirely false media reports, there has not been any kind of marriage ceremony in Thailand. She is on holiday," he said.

The couple were photographed apparently celebrating their "ceremony" with champagne at a villa overlooking a beach on the island.

Moss, 32, was pictured barefoot in a silver dress, while Doherty, 27, wore a black suit and his trademark trilby hat.

Legally binding

Wedding services including Buddhist prayers, the pouring of blessed water and entwining of flower garlands are popular among visitors to the Thai island.

But as such ceremonies are not legally binding, British nationals must still undertake a civil service in the UK.

Despite the marriage denial, bookmakers who took bets on the couple getting married this year have said the duo are "living on borrowed time".

David Williams, of Ladbrokes, said the bookmaker has closed its book on the pair tying the knot.

But he added that the firm is offering odds of 4/1 that the couple will divorce before 2008.

Moss and Doherty's rocky relationship has been staple fodder for the tabloids since they met in 2005.

Ex-Libertines singer Doherty is serving a two-year supervision order for drug offences.

And Moss's modelling career has flourished despite being photographed allegedly taking cocaine in a music studio last year.


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