Moby divulges details about his past flings with A-list actresses Natalie Portman and Christina Ricci in his new autobiography
He was suddenly propelled to stardom following the release of his debut album, Play, back in 1999.
And Moby has reminisced about his flings with A-list actresses Natalie Portman and Christina Ricci in his new autobiography, Then It Felt Apart, which details his rise to fame and subsequent fall – at his lowest point begging fans for drugs and attempting suicide in 2008.
The 53-year-old musician explains he dated then 20-year-old Natalie for ‘a few weeks’ in 2001, but was relieved when she broke things off because he was suffering from crippling anxiety.
Candid confession: Moby has reminisced about his relationships with A-list actresses Natalie Portman and Christina Ricci in his new autobiography, Then It Felt Apart
Moby recalled meeting Natalie backstage at one of his shows when she came to his dressing room door for a chat.
‘I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a beautiful movie star. But here she was in my dressing room, flirting with me’, he said.
The pair arranged to meet again in New York City for the VMAs, and despite the age-difference at the time, he claims Natalie was very much in control of the situation.
‘I was 33 and she was 20 but this was her world’, he reminisced.
Back in the day: Moby was flattered when Natalie expressed an interest in him, recalling, ‘I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a beautiful movie star’
Moby detailed one of the most surreal nights of his life when Natalie watched him perform a private show for Donatella Versace, dancing in the VIP area with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Unbeknownst to her, Moby was suffering from crippling anxiety and didn’t feel like he could carry on with a relationship.
The Porcelain hitmaker continued: ‘For a few weeks I had tried to be Natalie’s boyfriend, but it hadn’t worked out.
‘I thought that I was going to have to tell her that my panic was too egregious for me to be in a real relationship, but one night on the phone she informed me that she’d met somebody else. I was relieved that I’d never have to tell her how damaged I was.’
Struggling: Unbeknownst to her, Moby was suffering from crippling anxiety and didn’t feel like he could carry on with a relationship
Moby also confessed to an alleged fling with Christina Ricci in 2000 when the Casper star was just 20.
The star reminisced about inviting the brunette beauty up to his room for champagne on his hotel balcony after performing at the Greek Theater in LA.
‘I put my glass down and kissed Christina’, he said. ‘I was with a smart, beautiful movie star and closing the book on the greatest 18 months of my life.’
Then It Felt Apart is set for release on May 2.
Former flame: Moby also confessed to an alleged fling with Christina Ricci in 2000 when the Casper star was just 20