Helena Christensen and Michael Hutchence together in 1992. (Photo: ARNAL / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
On the 23rd anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death, his ex-girlfriend Helena Christensen paid tribute to the former INXS frontman.
“I organize hundreds of Polaroids and I came across them today,” said the 51-year-old supermodel on Instagram. “Michael was a very beautiful and friendly man, incredibly talented and soulful. We had the best time and laughed a lot over the years we spent together, but eventually we just slipped apart.
“I think I felt too young to take on the responsibility of being with someone who’s had a completely different life,” she mused. “And he probably felt the same way. But we never stopped taking care of each other. Today I am sending him love from earth and remembering the sweet, tender, funny, smart man he was. “
Hutchence and Christensen were a high profile couple when they dated for four years in the 90s. In the documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence, Christensen spoke about the Australian musician who died of suicide two years after their breakup in 1997, and called him her “perfect match”.
In the film, Christensen said their relationship was “joyful, sweet, deep, and emotional” and characterized by “total mental and physical chemistry”.
After Hutchence sustained a brain injury in 1992, Christensen said everything about him had changed. “Something drastic happened. I was deeply sad, confused and confused, but at the same time it couldn’t have continued like this, “recalled Christensen, who later had a son with actor Norman Reedus.
Helena Christensen and Michael Hutchence were together for four years. (Photo: Foc Kan / WireImage)
Christensen already honored Hutchence on this sad anniversary as well as on his birthday. She posted a photo last year on the day of his death and wrote: “All of us who have loved you so much will always share memories and stories about you.”
After their split, Hutchence began dating British television presenter Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose three years after Hutchence’s death. The couple was survived by their daughter.
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“Happy Birthday Michael,” wrote Christensen of the singer’s 59th birthday in January 2019. “You are the one who gives us gifts year after year after leaving so many great memories that we cherish and so many great ones Songs that you can hear forever. “
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