Anthony Kiedis’ Ex-Girlfriend Clarifies ‘Underage Relationship’ Rumors
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis’ ex-girlfriend, who was underaged when the duo was dating, shared a video on her TikTok account to clear the air about their relationship.
In the 1980s, Anthony Kiedis was continuously battling drug addiction and faced productivity problems with Red Hot Chili Peppers. His band members then asked him to leave and enter drug rehabilitation. Following that, Kiedis spent twenty days at the rehabilitation clinic and moved in with his mother. This marked the first time Kiedis was completely clean from drugs since eleven years old.
After gathering strength, he rejoined RHCP to record their ‘The Uplift Mofo Party Plan.’ Kiedis then began dating actress Ione Skye. Although the musician was clean for a while, he started experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and Kiedis started to take drugs again. After two years of their relationship, in December 1989, Kiedis and Skye decided to part ways due to the musician’s drug abuse and withdrawal symptoms.
Actress Ione Skye was born on September 4, 1970, while Kiedis was born on November 1, 1962. Therefore, Kiedis is eight years older than Skye, and she was just 16 years old when they started dating. This led to controversy, and Kiedis was accused of dating an underage girl. However, the actress recently made a statement that clarified the misinformation about her relationship with Kiedis.
In a TikTok video, Ione Skye talked about her past relationship with RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis. She said that she was sixteen going on seventeen when they started dating but added that she disapproves of the age gap between her and Kiedis. Skye then revealed that her family also disapproved of this and was very alarmed.
Ione Skye stated in the TikTok video that:
“You got most of it right. Only a few things. I wasn’t fifteen going on sixteen, I was sixteen going on seventeen. Do I approve of this age gap? No, not at all. Also, my mother and brother, who I grew up with, were very disapproving at that time. They absolutely tried to talk me out of it ten thousand times. They very much did not approve and were very alarmed. That’s all I wanted to say.”
Skye and Kiedis probably had a quite strange relationship since Skye was quite young when he met her. According to Kiedis’ memoir, the actress even moved into his house while he was heavily abusing drugs. Thus, it appears that Skye’s family had every right to be worried.