""In another interview, Rough Trade Records Manager Kelly Kiley told Goodman about the love triangle that came between The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, British actress Amanda de Cadenet and fashion designer Pearl Lowe. 'Nick has a thing for older blond women. Before Amanda he was dating Pearl Lowe, who was married to one of the guys in the British band Supergrass,' Jim Merlis said. Kiley confirmed that although Valensi was young, 'he was totally into' Pearl.'She used to turn up at the hotel and they'd disappear together. That went on for quite a while, until Amanda,' she said.
'I remember, later, Amanda was at the NME Awards, and Pearl was there.
'She was saying to me, "I can't believe Amanda stole my man, she's one of my best friends."'