With the news that Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and Alexa Chung have called it quits, we look back at their relationship before they hit splitsville. In this pic, Alex makes ‘a LOL’ about the height of Alexa’s ex Faris Badwan.
The pair hit Glastonbury in 2008. Alexa’s attempts to convince Alex to be her short-shorts outfit twin fail.
Backstage Leeds festival in 2008. The two stop trying to guess what the collective noun for ‘Alex’ is and end up snogging instead.
At the Mercury Music Awards Sept 2008. As The Last Shadow Puppets’ ‘The Age Of Understatement’ is nominated, Alex and Alexa are caught praying that Miles Kane won’t finish his task of shining all 157 of Turner’s winklepickers in time in make it to the ceremony.
“And it’s RAW FISH!” Alexa attempts to explain what ‘Sushi’ is to Alex for the first time. At Industry, June 2008.
Caught by the glare of the paparazzi, September 2008.
“We can just photoshop them out later,” Alexa takes Alex and his parents out in New York City’s Soho district in July, 2009.
In New York, June 2010. Alexa looks surprisingly sprightly following her victorious gorging of 67 hot dogs in 12 seconds during Nathan’s infamous Coney Island Hotdog Eating Contest.
“And it’s just…raw fish,” cracks are beginning to show in their relationship, as Alexa’s forced to use the sushi joke again, in New York May 2011. It’s not funny this time.
Alone at Glastonbury 2011. “I don’t even LIKE sushi,” a disgruntled Alex Turner is heard telling Helders earlier in the day.