The Mirror wrote:21 November 2006
EXCLUSIVE: KATE CLASH
Kate Moss named Model of the Year
MODEL'S knickers in a twist as her mate's old man runs off with undies queen.
Eva Simpson & Caroline Hedley
HER own love life has been a bit of a mess, but now Kate Moss is caught up in her mates' rocky affairs.
We can reveal that the supermodel is seething after Clash bassist Paul Simonon dumped his wife - who just happens to be one of Mossie's best pals, Tricia.
And to make matters worse, Paul has dumped Tricia for another of Kate's close chums, Serena Rees.
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Serena and her husband Joe Corre are the brains behind knicker emporium Agent Provocateur and had stuck with Kate after the Mirror carried snaps of her racking out lines of cocaine.
They announced they'd split three weeks ago, Now Kate, 32, is fuming with Serena for what she sees as the ultimate betrayal and, according to our source: "Kate's furious and is on the war path. She and Tricia are so close that Kate sees her as a surrogate mother.
"She used to think that Paul's marriage to Tricia was perfect and was even more stunned when she found out that Joe and Serena had split up.
"And when she found out who Paul had taken up with, she was absolutely furious.
"The fall-out is so messy."
When news of the split emerged three weeks ago, Simonon, 50, was doing promotional work with Damon Albarn's new band, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, in which he plays the bass guitar.
In an interview with BBC programme The Culture Show, he turned up with what looked suspiciously like a broken nose, covered with a plaster, and two black eyes.
Our source tells us: "Paul mysteriously showed up for the programme looking like he had been in a fight.
"No one knows what happened, but Tricia is a feisty woman and would not have taken too kindly to the news." Kate's dopey boyfriend Pete Doherty, presently on bail after apparently being picked up with crack cocaine, is also a bit miffed by all the bedroom shenanigans.
Our source said: "The Clash are one of Pete's favourite bands and he recently recorded a cover of their classic song Janie Jones for charity.
"Paul is one of his heroes, but Kate says that what he has done is inexcusable and has let him know in no uncertain terms what she thinks of him."
Serena married Joe, 39, son of designer Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McClaren, in 1992. They have two children.
Speaking a couple of years ago about their relationship, Serena, 37, said: "I can't pretend it's been easy - but it works." Not now, it doesn't...
Calls to Agent Provocateur and The Clash's PRs were not returned.