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Alexa Chung, Chris Martin’s Girlfriend? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Model and TV host Alexa Chung has been spending time with newly single Chris Martin, sparking relationship rumors.

On the rebound from his broken marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow, he has taken up with the 30-year-old fellow Brit.

On May 6, the couple were spotted at Elsa Bar on New York City’s Lower East Side. Heat magazine reported that the two “were tucked away in in dark corner of the back room of the bar.”

A rep for the singer told Us Weekly that the speculation is “completely untrue.”

Meet the woman behind the dating rumors.


1. She Makes Beauty Videos for British ‘Vogue’

The style guru was born in South East England. Her father is a retired graphic designer who is three-quarters Chinese, and her mother is a housewife.

She was a teenage model and gave up her acceptance into King’s College London to pursue her career.

British Vogue now considers Chung a beauty expert. Besides being a cover girl, she’s also a contributing editor at the iconic magazine.

In the clip above, the fashionista instructs us on how to create her signature look, the cat eye.


2. She Dated an Arctic Monkey

In July of 2007 she began dating the Arctic Monkeys‘ frontman, Alex Turner.

Her musically inclined ex even put her in one of his music videos (above), “My Mistakes Were Made For You,” from his other band, The Last Shadow Puppets.

The pair split in 2011 after dating for four years, and she refrains from speaking much about her breakup in interviews:

I know how the media does that whole ‘poor her’ thing, like they did with Jennifer Aniston – not that I’m comparing myself to her, of course – but do you see what I mean?

 

Now that she is connected to Coldplay’s frontman, it seems that she likes dating musicians. In fact, she met Martin at Glastonbury music festival in 2013.

3. She’s a Model With a Bag Named After Her

In the above video, the style guru is modeling for Madewell. She’s also a spokesperson for L’Oreal Professional.

Mulberry, a British luxury brand, created a bag in her honor.
The price of the coveted accessory ranges from $950 for tweed to $1,595 for lambskin.

Celebrities such as Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker have been photographed with the stylish bag in hand.

 


4. She Hosted an MTV Show Where She Interviewed Celebs

It’s On with Alexa Chung was a short-lived interview series on MTV.

It debuted in 2009 after TRL went off the air and was canceled the same year. Chung moved to New York for this opportunity.

On the show, she sat down with John Mayer, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Somerhalder, Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian.

The ex talk show host began her career in England, in shows called Popworld, Vanity Lair, Big Brother’s Big Mouth, 8 out of 10 Cats, Gok’s Fashion Fix and Frock Me. She also got experience co-hosting film and music specials.

She talked about the consequences of being on TV:

I’ve come to terms with the fact that if you’re on TV lots of people like you and lots of people hate you and once you’re OK with that, you apply it to everything. It’s like being at school. I didn’t expect everyone to like me and they certainly didn’t, so I don’t see why it should differ just because I got older and started being on TV.


5. She Wrote a Book

Barnes and Noble wrote this synopsis of Chung’s book, titled It:

A wholly unique collection of Chung’s personal writings, drawings, and photographs, It covers everything from her candid thoughts on life, love, and music to her favorite ensembles and how to decide what to wear in the morning. With Chung’s characteristic wit, charm, and refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, this full-color compendium is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music, and just about everything Alexa Chung.

She told The Guardian that writing a book was never “a lifetime dream.” However, she said, ” I like how I feel after I’ve written something, so it’s worth it for that.”

The book’s longest section deals with getting your heart broken. She said, “I’m not heartbroken any more, but I definitely was when I wrote it.”

PHOTOS: Alexa Chung, Chris Martin’s Model Girlfriend?

Cold Play frontman Chris Martin is reportedly dating Alexa Chung. Here are pictures of the British model and former MTV host.

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