Paula Yates expressed her fear that Michael Hutchence never truly loved her.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Paula Yates embodied the classic image of a rebellious and adventurous individual, embracing a lifestyle filled with sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll.
However, this all changed when she met Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, and began a dangerous and destructive relationship that ultimately resulted in the tragic deaths of both individuals.
In an upcoming Channel 4 documentary called “Paula,” a never-before-seen interview with Paula Yates reveals her fears that Michael Hutchence never loved her. Yates was known for her wild lifestyle, but her relationship with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was a toxic romance that ultimately led to their deaths.
The documentary explores how Yates was obsessed with finding the hottest rock god and how her relationship with Hutchence was the result of that obsession. In the interview, Yates explains that she could not imagine being with anyone who couldn’t fill a stadium and that she and Hutchence had waited their whole lives for each other.
Michael Hutchence was discovered dead by hanging in his Sydney hotel room on November 22, 1997, at the age of 37. This happened after Paula Yates had a recent argument with her ex-husband Sir Bob Geldof, causing her to leave Michael behind with their 16-month-old daughter Tiger Lily and return to the UK.
Geldof had obtained custody of their other two daughters, Peaches and Pixie, who were eight and seven years old at the time, following the discovery of drugs at Paula and Michael’s home. Michael was devastated when Paula and the children’s trip to Australia had to be canceled due to a postponed custody hearing.
Paula talked about how Hutchence hated being away from her and their daughter, and it was devastating for him when she had to leave him in Australia due to the custody battle with Geldof.
She believed it was a crushing blow to him when she informed him about it, and she even predicted that it might kill him.
The intense media scrutiny of their relationship had already taken its toll on Hutchence, who was at the breaking point. Paula had claimed to dislike the attention, but in the documentary, Michael’s sister Tina hinted that she played a role in it.