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Billie Piper recalls booze-fuelled first marriage with Chris Evans – ‘Loved it!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV


Billie Piper, 40, has spent over half of her life in the general public eye,  having shot to fame as a young teenager. When she turned 18 and married Chris Evans, many believed it to be easy teenage rise up, which she admitted could have been a part of the attraction.

Billie first skyrocketed to fame on the age of 15.

Entering the pop industry, Billie became the youngest person to debut at primary along with her 1998 song Because We Want To.

Within the early 2000s, she dropped from the charts and headed into acting, with the “tabloid fodder” insinuating there have been darker motives for her change in direction.

She told The Guardian: “Quite than, ‘Oh, she was a pop star.’ It was more, ‘She was a pop star, then she got pissed for five years with an old man.’

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She admitted the times were “very drunken” but that she “needed” that and people experiences.

Billie confessed: “I felt like I’d actually found an actual friend. It was very nurturing.

“I had quite a lot of fun during those years.”

The pair got married in Las Vegas, despite their 17-year age gap, in 2001.


While it was Billie’s first marriage, Chris had already been through the motions together with his first wife Carol McGiffin.

The connection ultimately wouldn’t last as The Guardian reported they split just three years later.

Billie and Chris officially divorced in 2007, but with no hard feelings and have reportedly remained close friends.

Although she still enjoys working within the entertainment industry, the previous pop star claimed she hated fame, calling it “awful”, “gross” and “such a dark thing”.

She explained: “It’ll change your on a regular basis experience of life in a way that’s depressing, frankly, in my experience of it.

“After I imagine a few of my happiest and freest times, most of them are pre-fame.”

“There are only a few individuals who will be normal around it, or normal around you.

“It makes for a really warped world.”

Billie admitted she had first began growing sick of the eye when she was 19 and understood it to be “poisonous” almost from the beginning of her profession. 

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