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Amanda met John Taylor, the tall, handsome bassist in 80's supergroup Duran Duran in 1989 when she was only 17. Both were well known on the party circuit in London. Duran Duran's unofficial photographer Denis O'Regan had introduced them. They partied hard together in a swirl of drugs and alcohol.
 
She was attracted to him because he was a worldly, wealthy, good looking older man. He was attracted to her youth, beauty and energy. Theirs was very much a violently passionate relationship with lots of sparks. She was wild and it appealed to his catholic boy upbringing.
 
They were married on the 24th of December in the Chelsea Registry office, London in 1991. She was 19, he was 32. She was also 5 months pregnant at the time, 5 months after their holidays in Mauritius.
 
Their only daughter, Atlanta Noo de Cadenet Taylor was born in March, 1992. John had named her "Atlanta" because Amanda's family members all have names that start with "A". They also gave her the middle name "Noo", which is short for "Noodlehead", a term of endearment between John and Amanda. The couple vowed that they would stay clean and their baby would mark the end of their partying years.
 
Their family moved to LA shortly after Atlanta was born, to escape the scrutiny of the british press, after a photographer took pictures of Amanda breastfeeding in Hyde Park. John had also grown weary of the critical eye of the British press. Amanda wanted to chase her dream of becoming an actress and John wanted the anonymity to work on his music.
As they faced everyday life in LA just like any other struggling musician and actress, they started moving in very different directions and in different circles. Each began to experiment with drugs and alcohol again.
 
There are many theories why they split up. John's diehard fans say that Amanda began having affairs with actors and directors she met, that she often left their baby daughter on her own while she attended parties and networked her way in movie stardom. Amanda's fans say that John had begun to spiral into his drug habits again, despite her protests. Their fiery relationship eventually burnt out when they separated in 1995 and were divorced two years later.
 
John Taylor and Amanda de Cadenet marked a turning point in each other's lives. They both grew up as a result of their split. John had begun his slow gruelling road to recovery during their separation. Amanda threw herself into her career. During their three year separation, they tried in vain to make it work, but found themselves face to face with two totally different people.
 
They share joint custody of their daughter.

Whatever the outcome of their relationship, they've ended up with partners who don't come close to each other. 
 
Amanda has always been a person who lived in the real world. She's with grungy skinny Nick Valensi.
 
John is now married to Gela Nash of Juicy. She looks like a cross between Sandra Bernhardt and a Lhasa Apso.
 

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Hint: Gela is the one in the middle with the non-shiksa nose.

Nose jobs (amongst other things) are not unheard of in sunny LA............especially when you're 50 and you've got John Taylor to keep.
 
Cheat a little!

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Arguably the happiest time in their relationship: was when their daughter Atlanta came into the world. They were both sober, clean and they could fully experience life as a family. They had just moved to LA, they were both full of hope for a new beginning in both their lives.

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John and Amanda were a high profile couple who often appeared together on fashions shoots such as this black and white one for Vogue Italy. They fooled around in a luxury hotel room bed for the cameras.

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On holiday with Denis O'Regan, who took this photo. They stayed in the glorious Villa Este on Lake Como.

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At a charity F1 auction in Italy. The couple were successful in bidding for a car that evening.

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John and Amanda on their way to their Mauritius holiday, where their daughter Atlanta was conceived.

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The kind of media attention the couple sought to escape from.

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Amanda and John during their wilder days in LA. Rumours were rife at this point that they had an open marriage. Amanda's acting career was taking off, she began showing up at parties with other men.

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Hounding John and Amanda was a favourite past time for the british press.

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John Taylor and daughter Atlanta leaving Nobu restaraunt in London recently.
John is carrying Atlanta's step-uncle, Alain de Cadenet`(Amanda's father)'s son.

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In some ways, they'll be connected to each other forever.

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Their wedding and photo shoot was featured on Hello UK's pages as "the celebrity wedding of the season". The Taylor and De Cadenet family were both in attendance, as well as the Le Bons.

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John and Amanda in the early days of their relationship, when she, at 17 going on 18, was the "it" girl of the London social scene. Both of them had just split from their long-term relationships when they met each other.

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John and Amanda were regulars on the London & Europe party circuit.

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Amanda turns a legal age, while John looks on.

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Amanda wore this famous see through red dress when she was pregnant and caused quite a stir. She often stated that she was proud of her pregnant body and wanted to show it off.

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John and Amanda attend her brother Alex's first solo exhibition joined by the Le Bons. Amanda was every bit the proud older sister.

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John and Amanda at the premiere of the film "Dracula" in LA, 1992

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John and Amanda at Isaac Mizrahi's fashion show in LA. 1994.

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On one of their numerous trips back and forth LA and London.

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John and Amanda both tanned and happy, in LA.

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She uses her heart fearlessly
She lives life to its fullest