Saturday 16 December 2017

Bob Geldof 'can't bear' to visit daughter Peaches' home as he hires team to 'cleanse' property on anniversary

Peaches Geldoff
Peaches Geldoff
Peaches Geldof and sister Pixie Geldof
‘With addiction, there are some who say that it’s a disease, others that it’s voluntary. I think that people are a certain way’ — with the late Peaches at London Fashion Week in February 2009
Peaches Geldof with sister Fifi Geldof Pic: Fifi Geldof/Instagram
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Peaches Geldof's family have begun to 'cleanse' the home where her body was found last year.

Today marks the mum-of-two's one year anniversary and the home in Kent where she was found has been entirely untouched.

Her husband Thomas Cohen found her in their bedroom, dead from a heroin overdose. They have two children together Astala (three) and Phaedra (23 months).

It's unclear whether her famous father Bob and her husband intend on selling or renting the property, but they have taken the decision to move forward be clearing it.

Peaches Geldof with sister Fifi Geldof
Pic: Fifi Geldof/Instagram
Peaches Geldof with sister Fifi Geldof Pic: Fifi Geldof/Instagram

Read more: Fifi Geldof shares touching picture with late sister Peaches on anniversary of her death

"Their house has been untouched since Peaches was found there," an insider exclusively told Grazia. "Thomas couldn't go back. They loved that place, but it became like Miss Havesham's house, everything left suspended in a moment of time that no one ever wanted to return to."

"It was Peaches' dad Bob and Thomas who made the decision to deal with it and move on. It couldn't just be left like an awful mausoleum forever. Thomas couldn't go there, nor could Bob, but they decided to get trusted decorators in to clean, pain and remove what was there. Some things will be kept, others will just be taken away because they hold too much pain."

Read more: Bob Geldof to marry long term love Jeanne, in church where family funerals took place

Peaches and Tom's sons Astala Dylan Willow, two, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, four-months old relax on the couch. (Photo: Instagram/ Peaches Geldof)
Peaches and Tom's sons Astala Dylan Willow, two, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, four-months old relax on the couch. (Photo: Instagram/ Peaches Geldof)

Earlier today, Peaches' sister Fifi shared a sweet throwback photo of the two of them as children, saying: ""A year ago today and I miss you with all my being," Fifi wrote in the caption underneath."

Her father Bob also revealed he will marry his long-term partner Jeanne in Kent, in the same church where funerals for his late wife and daughter were held.

Bob and actress Jeanne have been dating since 1996, a year after he split from tragic tv presenter Paula Yates.

‘With addiction, there are some who say that it’s a disease, others that it’s voluntary. I think that people are a certain way’ — with the late Peaches at London Fashion Week in February 2009
‘With addiction, there are some who say that it’s a disease, others that it’s voluntary. I think that people are a certain way’ — with the late Peaches at London Fashion Week in February 2009

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