Date: 1 January 1988
Originally published in: [unknown] (UK)
Written by: Annette Witheridge
Singer Kim Wilde’s romance with Johnny Hates Jazz drummer Calvin Hayes is OVER. They had planned to marry later this year. But now they have split up after a series of rows and Kim, 27, has fled to Portugal to recover.
The couple first met six years ago wen Calvin played on one of Kim’s albums. They began dating seriously 18 months ago. They have flats within yards of each other in London’s posh St John’s Wood. And Kim had moved most of her belongings to Calvin’s aparment.
Their marriage would have joined together two pop dynasties – Kim’s dad is Sixties singing idol Marty Wilde and Calvin’s father is recording supremo Mickie Most.
Kim, who has had a string of disastrous relationships in the past, talked only recently of her longing for children. Friends are puzzled as to why her apparently ideal romance with Calvin, 26, hit the rocks.
One said: “They were getting on really well, then it just fell apart. They’re both very sad.”
Calvin refused to answer the door of his swish flat. Over the intercom he said: “I don’t want to comment about Kim.”
A neighbour revealed: “She used to be about all the time, but I haven’t seen her for some time now.”