Damien Hirst’s 26-Year-Old Girlfriend Shares Their Glamorous Lives on Instagram
A peek into the artist's private life.
What do you get when you cross the rich kids of Instagram with Britain’s richest living artist? A behind-the scenes look at the life of Damien Hirst, as filtered through the eyes of 26-year-old Katie Keight, his girlfriend of over two years, reports the Daily Mail.
The British tabloids have been closely following the pair’s relationship, which has seen the couple attend a premiere party for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Tate Britain as well as other high-profile social events before moving in together in April. Keight, an actress/model, is most regularly described as “leggy” (see the Daily Mail, the Sun, and Art Gorgeous)—Hirst may be 25 years older than his beau, but she has several inches on him.
When asked by the Art Gorgeous to name her “perfect art-world gentleman,” Keight went with Hirst, “because he always opens my car door and lets me have music control.”
“The age difference doesn’t really exist,” she told the Standard in June. “I don’t notice it. We are both Geminis, so it’s like there are four of us all the time and you can’t get a word in edgewise.”
The two reportedly met at a Foundation for AIDS Research Party, at a time when Keight says she was struggling with alcoholism. She counts the artist as a major factor in turning her life around, saying “Damien is very passionate and positive, just being around him made me realize you can have anything you want.”
“I wish I’d known it would get better,” Keight added. “I used to wake up crying but my life has done a 180-degree turn.”
Presumably, dating one of the world’s wealthiest artists helps.
Keight has thoroughly-documented her newly-happy lifestyle, with selfies aplenty, including one with Jeff Koons, and shots of the special yoga studio Hirst recently approved to build in their Regent’s Park home, a John Nash-designed mansion. Hirst’s work, and his favored skull motif, also features prominently in the images.
Before meeting Keight, Hirst split from longtime partner Maia Norman in 2012. The couple have three children together.
See more shots from Keight’s Instagram below.
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