Tiger Lily Hutchence introduces new love to the Geldofs!

The London raised daughter of the INXS frontman lives her life largely out of the spotlight.
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Love is in the air – not just for Tiger Lily Hutchence and her new boyfriend Ben Archer, but for the entire extended Geldof clan!

New photographs of Tiger Lily enjoying a day out in London with her adoptive father, Bob, eldest half-sister Fifi and her British-born beau seem to confirm the close-knit Geldofs very much approve of the handsome model.

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Our sources say the group were all smiles as they left a lunch at the high-end French restaurant Colbert in Chelsea, and traded cuddles before heading their separate ways.

It’s believed that Tiger, 27, started dating Ben around July 2023, following the end of her long-term relationship with Aussie musician Nick Allbrook.

They had been together for six years before revealing last April that they had broken up. While they are only a few months into their own relationship, things are clearly progressing quickly for Tiger and Ben.

He has even publicly declared “I love you” to Tiger on his Instagram page.

Sir Bob is very protective of his adopted daughter Tiger. (Credit: Backgrid)

It’s hard to believe that November 22, 2022, marked 25 years since Michael Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room. 

The loss was made even more tragic as it came just 16 months after the birth of his daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence.

But that was just the start of the heartbreak for little Tiger with her mother Paula Yates dying of a heroin overdose in September 2000.

While she would go on to be raised by Paula’s ex-husband Sir Bob Geldof in the UK alongside her three half-sisters Peaches, Pixie, and Fifi, Tiger has kept her distance from her Australian family. 

Her aunt Tina, Michael’s half-sister, previously told New Idea that she hasn’t seen her niece, who is now 26, since she was just four. “She doesn’t know me,” she told us back in 2020. 

“And I don’t know what she’s been told.”

Michael Hutchence, Paula Yates with her baby daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger lily Hutchence and 13 year old Fifi Trixibelle Geldof. (Credit: Getty)

Unfortunately, Tina has never even had the chance to introduce her kids to Tiger.

“It’s sad for my children because they didn’t get to know her either.”

With Tiger reportedly leading a quiet life in Western Australia with musician partner Nick Allbrook, Tina told us she’s reached out many times, to no avail, but she still hopes that one day they’ll reconnect so that Lily can learn about her family.

“She’s old enough to know if she wants to know me or not. And if she wants to know more about Michael, I’m not difficult to find.”

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In January 2022, New Idea exclusively learned that Tiger was spending “lots of quality time” with Paula’s best friend, esteemed British writer and activist Catherine Mayer. Despite the 35-year age difference between them, they are bonded through their unimaginable shared grief.

That same year, Tiger took a trip with her then fiancé, Aussie musician Nick Allbrook, to Hastings in the United Kingdom. Sources say they spent “lovely, cosy time with Catherine’s eclectic group of friends, listening to music and admiring each other’s art”.

Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence both died when Tiger Lily was a child.
Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence both died when Tiger Lily was a child. (Credit: Getty)

Catherine has also spoken on her Instagram of listening to one of aspiring singer Tiger’s songs, ‘Teena’.

“Catherine thinks the world of Tiger and is so proud of the woman she’s become. She has no doubt her parents would be too,” a source shared with New Idea at the time.

“Tiger admires Catherine’s incredible work as a writer and women’s rights activist. They are kindred spirits through shared losses, experience and creativity.”

Rare images. (Credit: Instagram)

In February 2023, Tiger Lily followed in her father’s footsteps and released her debut album titled Tragic Tiger’s Sad Meltdown

Just three months later, she revealed she and Nick had sadly split after more than six years together.

But in June of that same year, she debuted a new romance with British model Ben Archer who took to his Instagram account to share rare photos of his famous girlfriend. 

Speaking with our sister publication Woman’s Day, an insider source said the couple was the real deal. 

“Ben’s completely disarmed her and for the first time she can see a future of weddings, babies, and something she’s never really had – a family,” they said.

“He’s swept her off her feet. He’s everything she wants in a man and he makes her so happy. He’s skimmed around the industry for years and has ambitions of making music videos and documentaries, but he adores her ‘whatever’ attitude to fame.”

All smiles. (Credit: Instagram)

These days, the stunning only daughter of Paula and Michael reportedly lives in Western Australia, her late father’s home state.

It is unclear when she moved back to her native Australia after being raised in the United Kingdom by her adoptive father Bob Geldof. 

Despite her famous family relations, it’s clear that Tiger Lily is eager to stay out of the spotlight, with new images and public sightings few and far between. 

She does have a private Instagram account, but we can assume she only allows her close friends and family to follow it.

Tiger Lily is all grown up! (Credit: Instagram)

Sadly, despite being the only child of Hutchence, Tiger Lily has missed out on millions of dollars in royalties from her father’s musical career due to mismanagement of funds.

Like much of her life, what she does for work is also a mystery. 

See more photos of Tiger Lily here

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