Primrose Hill Set’s antics explored from threesomes, drugs and wife-swapping

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Drugs, booze, threesomes and wife-swapping – the antics of the notorious Primrose Hill Set were legendary.

Among its most infamous members were Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and toilet roll heiress Davinia Taylor – who was married to football agent and David Beckham’s best pal Dave Gardner.

It emerged on Wednesday that Gardner had split with Hollywood actress Liv Tyler after seven years together amid reports the relationship was dominated by his love of football.

But what happened to the other hard-partying stars of the Nineties and early Noughties? Daily Star finds out.

Davinia Taylor

Heiress to a £200million loo roll fortune, Davinia found fame in Hollyoaks in 1996, but off-screen her life was even more dramatic.

After marrying Gardner in 2003, her home became the centre for the wild Primrose Hill parties. But Davinia battled alcoholism, ending up in rehab in 2009.

She has since turned her life around and reinvented herself as a lifestyle guru, releasing a best-selling wellness book earlier this year called It’s Not A Diet.

Sober for 13 years and a mum of four, Davinia, 44, lives in north Lancashire with second husband builder Matthew Leyden.

Patsy Kensit

Patsy dumped her Simple Minds second husband Jim Kerr for Liam Gallagher, with the pair marrying in 1997.

But she later admitted the union – which produced son Lennon, now a model – was miserable.

They split after she discovered Liam had fathered a love child with fellow Primrose Hill set member Lisa Moorish.

The mum-of-two star had a spell in Narcotics Anonymous after what she described as “bad behaviour – sex, drugs, infidelity, failed marriages, you name it.”

Married and divorced four times, Patsy, 53, has gone to star in Emmerdale and also describes herself as a health and fitness writer.

Pearl Lowe

Lead singer of Britpop band Powder, Pearl was dubbed “Dyson” for her legendary ability to hoover up drugs.

At the height of her addiction she was smoking £80 of heroin a day, while there were allegations she and Supergrass star husband Danny Goffey were involved in wife-swapping sessions with Jude Law and Sadie Frost.

She also hit the headlines when her model daughter Daisy discovered her biological dad was rocker Gavin Rossdale.

Today mum-of-four Pearl, 51, has become a fashion designer and put her wild days behind her, living a quiet life in the Somerset countryside with Danny, 47,

She made face masks during the pandemic, giving the profits to the NHS and her local ambulance trust.

Meg Mathews

Her life of debauchery with husband Noel Gallagher saw Meg spend £8,000 a night on booze and drugs while Noel joked he sprinkled cocaine on his cornflakes for breakfast.

They split shortly after daughter Anais was born in 2001. Meg, who had a party planning business with fellow Primrose Hill mainstay Fran Cutler, carried on partying but hit rock bottom in her early 40s and checked into rehab.

Now sober the 55-year-old star worked as an interior designer and has become a menopause campaigner, launching a website and range of products in Superdrug.

Past loves include Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan.

Kate Moss

Kate was the top model and chief caner, whose ability to sink booze saw her nicknamed “The Tank.” She dated Johnny Depp, Lenny Kravitz and had daughter Lila with magazine boss Jefferson Hack in 2002.

After a cocaine scandal in 2005, she lost a string of lucrative contracts but her career survived. She designed a Topshop line, had her own perfumes and modelled for high-end brands.

She knocked booze on the head in 2018, three years after the end of her five-year marriage to The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince and is now a changed woman who goes to bed at 11pm and does yoga. Kate’s been dating photographer Count Nikolai von Bismarck on and off for five years.

Sadie Frost and Jude Law

After tying the knot with actor Jude in 1997, Sadie was head girl of the Primrose Hill set.

But there was scandal in 2002 when her daughter Iris, then two, swallowed part of an ecstasy tablet she found on the floor during a party at swanky Soho House.

The same year it was also reported Dracula actress Sadie had a lesbian threesome with Kate and Davinia.

As Jude’s career took off, Sadie tried to combat post-natal depression with partying and the pair divorced in 2003.

Today mum-of-four Sadie, 56, is a clean-living vegetarian who practises yoga and last week released her first documentary, about the fashion designer Mary Quant.

Meanwhile Jude, 48, went on to date Sienna Miller – but famously cheated with the nanny – and is now married to Phillipa Coan, with a child born last year, his sixth.

His film credits include The Holiday and Captain Marvel.

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