Damien Hirst is THE richest living artist in the world (net worth, an estimated $1 billion.) He of diamond skulls and floating sharks in tanks has been endlessly reported on for one one controversy or another but we’ve rarely seen behind closed doors. But now are getting an inside scoop –however filtered– through his girlfriend of two years, 26-year-old Katie Keight.
The British tabs have been closely following their relationship at one high-profile social event to another. Keight is an actress & model and they just moved in together in April. When asked to name her
“perfect art-world gentleman”
Keight said Hirst,
“because he always opens my car door and lets me have music control.”
And probably picks up the check too, because that’s what (rich) gentlemen do. She told the Standard in June.
“The age difference doesn’t really exist. I don’t notice it. We are both Geminis, so it’s like there are four of us all the time and you can’t get a word in edgewise.”
The two met at a Foundation for AIDS Research Party, at a time when Keight says she was struggling with alcoholism. She counts the artist as a major factor in turning her life around, saying
“Damien is very passionate and positive, just being around him made me realize you can have anything you want.
I wish I’d known it would get better. I used to wake up crying but my life has done a 180-degree turn.”
It looks pretty nice. You can see snaps on her Instagram of the two with Jeff Koons (#2 richest artists at $500 million) as well as pics of cool jewelry and eating (just like us)
Before meeting Keight, Hirst had already split from longtime partner Maia Norman in 2012. The couple have three children together. So, now he’s Daddy times 4 now, sugar or not.