From the moment Paula Yates draped her legs over Michael Hutchence’s lap during a flirty television interview in 1994, the chemistry between them was palpable.
INXS frontman Hutchence, who was still in a relationship with model Helena Christensen at the time, and music journalist Yates, who was married to Sir Bob Geldof, soon struck up a relationship – becoming, to this day, one of music’s most iconic couples.
They went on to have a child together; Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, or Tiger Lily as she is most commonly known, who was raised by Yates' ex-husband Sir Bob Geldof after the death of both of her parents.
Yates was found dead in her London home at 41, just three years after Hutchence died in 2000, following an accidental heroin overdose.
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But just weeks before the rock star died from a suspected suicide, it seems the undeniable chemistry the world saw in the now-famous interview clip wasn't enough to sustain a relationship.
Behind the scenes, Hutchence and Yates’ relationship was far from what the tabloids portrayed.
New documentary, Mystify: Michael Hutchence, delves into the life and relationships of the late singer. Richard Lowenstein, who created the documentary and directed a number of film clips for INXS, spoke to Mamamia’s podcast No Filter about how Hutchence fell “very hard and fast” for the British television presenter.