Since Arctic Monkey’s debut in 2002, Alex Turner has found himself where the ladies are just lining up for him through the door and onto the street. With a natural sense of humor and a voice that melts hearts worldwide, Alex managed to bag quite a few girlfriends.
The Ex-Girlfriends of Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys
Alex Turner has been known for having several public girlfriends throughout his career. Although his current relationship has been going strong since 2018, let’s have a look at his past:
1. Lauren Bradwell (In 2004)
While most people would think that Alex Turner’s first girlfriend was Johanna Bennett, it was actually Lauren Bradwell. Alex and Lauren dated for a few months back in high school. However, it was Arctic Monkey’s drummer Matt Helders who was first dating Lauren. It was only after she dumped Matt that he started dating Alex. In fact, this entire situation had inspired one of their first singles, Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts.
Alex and Lauren first met at a local Arctic Monkeys gig in their hometown of Sheffield. They both shared a passion for indie rock music, which is what got them fascinated by each other. Unfortunately, the relationship only lasted about four months before the two parted ways. It is believed that the fame life just wasn’t for Lauren, and she dumped Alex as soon as he started gaining traction and popularity.
The details of the relationship are still unknown to the public, and it’s probably for the best since Lauren did not want to be known in the public eye. That being said, Arctic Monkey fans have stopped at no end to try and find everything they need to know about Lauren Bradwell. Most people would say that it was Lauren’s influence on Alex that led him to focus more on his music career to become the star he is known as today. But we think that Alex was already on that path, and it was Lauren who probably didn’t want him to get as popular as he did.
We can’t deny thinking about whether the two would still be together if Alex and the Arctic Monkeys hadn’t gotten as popular as they did. However, we are quite confused about why Lauren didn’t think about the fact that Alex might get famous one day before she decided to date him and then break his heart. Although they only dated for four months, who knows how close they had probably gotten before things had to end for the better.
2. Johanna Bennett (2005-2007)
Not long after ending his relationship with Lauren Bradwell, Alex Turner went on to date Johanna Bennett in 2005. While Johanna was the first girlfriend of Alex Turner in the public eye, she still isn’t as popular as his other girlfriends. Their relationship was relatively low-key compared to his most recent romances. Nonetheless, the two parted ways on good terms without any bad blood between each other in 2007.
Alex Turner and Johanna Bennett actually met in college in their hometown of Sheffield, England. The two were head over heels for each other, and they even collaborated on quite a few pieces together. In fact, Johanna was the inspiration for the Arctic Monkey’s early hit song Fluorescent Adolescent. What most people don’t know is that she actually helped co-write the song as well. This made it extra special in their relationship.
As most good things come to an end, the two eventually parted ways after being in a relationship for about two years. Not soon after they ended things, Johanna went on to date Kings of Leon’s Mathew Followill, and the two ended up getting married in 2009. As of today, the two even ended up having three kinds together. While the breakup must’ve broken Alex, we’re glad to see that Johanna ended up finding her soulmate not long after.
We’re actually pleasantly surprised to find out that Arctic Monkey fans respect Johanna even today instead of going batshit crazy at her for the breakup. The fanbase was quite respectful through this relationship, and we can tell that it must’ve been such a relief for Alex since this was his first girlfriend in the public eye. Johanna was a talented musician on her own, and she ended up contributing to several musical projects in the industry and well as collaborating with some of the top artists as well. She will forever have a special place in the hearts of Arctic Monkey fans for providing the much-needed support behind some of their early songs.
3. Alex Turner & Alexa Chung (2007-2011)
Alex Turner’s most high-profile relationship was the one with Alexa Chung, which began in 2007. Before Alex came into her life, Alexa was already a world-renowned fashion model, designer, and television presenter. The two met at one of her fashion events and were often spotted together at fashion shows, award shows, and celebrity parties ever since. They quickly became the it-couple, and everyone would stan them hardcore.
Over the course of their relationship, the two inspired each other through several pieces of artwork. Alex Turner was the inspiration behind Alexa Chung’s book It, and Alexa Chung was the inspiration behind several songs from the Arctic Monkey’s album Suck It and See. Although their four-year romance ended in 2011, the two are still grateful for each other as they were able to create unforgettable memories and masterpieces together.
One of the most popular incidents in the public eye from Alex Turner and Alexa Chung was when Alex left a note for Alexa in her hotel, which was quickly snatched by the paparazzi. This was meant to be a Valentine’s love letter, and the contents revealed, “My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since, well, before any kiss.” While it was probably inappropriate for such a personal letter to be leaked to the public, we can’t help but swoon over how head over heels he was for Alexa Chung.
Alexa Chung has been the face of countless high-end brands such as Chanel, DKNY, and Miu Miu. She has even hosted several television shows, such as Popworld and Frock Me. Nonetheless, her heart has always remained in being a fashion designer, so she went on to design her own clothing line, which sold out instantly. Even today, Alexa is often the inspiration for quite a few TikTok trends, such as the “Rockstar girlfriend.” After ending things with Alex, Alexa went on to date actor Alexander Skarsgård and photographer David Titlow.
4. Alex Turner & Arielle Vandenberg (2011-2014)
Alex Turner and Arielle Vandenberg first met on the set of the Arctic Monkey’s music video R U Mine in 2011. It was as though sparks between the two of them flew instantly, and their chemistry was undeniable. Alex and Arielle went public with their relationship very early on by sending each other cheeky, flirty comments and tagging each other on posts on Instagram. The two were in their honeymoon phase and were inseparable.
Arielle Vandenberg was quite famous way before she met Alex Turner. She was an actress, model, and comedian. She became a brand name in both the entertainment and fashion industries. Arielle has an infectious personality and cheeky smile, which is what landed her roles left, right, and center. You may have seen her on How I Met Your Mother and Greek. But most importantly, she skyrocketed to fame after being a host on Love Island.
What makes Arielle stand out to us from all of Alex’s ex-girlfriends is the fact that she was also a star on Vine. As a natural comedian, Arielle often went viral on the popular app Vine for making short video skits. In fact, she gained quite a fan following from this adventure itself. She became quite the social media celebrity. People were duetting with her videos and taking inspiration from them to make their own.
Unfortunately, just like most fairytales, their love story eventually came to an end. It is safe to say that the fans were too attached to Alexa Chung to let this relationship get much of a shot. That being said, they still ended up being together for quite a few years before ending things in 2014. Apart from her relationship with Alex Turner, Arielle also dated Will Arnett and Shaun White before finally settling with former Vine star Matt Cutshall. The pair had gotten married in 2023. Moreover, Arielle inspired the song Arabella on the Arctic Monkey’s album AM.
5. Alex Turner & Taylor Bagley (2015-2018)
Not long after ending things with Arielle, Alex Turner met Taylor Bagley. They met at a mutual friend’s party in Los Angeles in 2015. The two knew instantly that they had feelings for each other. While they tried to keep their relationship private, it’s often hard to do so when your entire life is in front of the camera. Alex and Taylor were often spotted going on high-profile events together as well as vacationing together in exotic locations.
Taylor Bagley is a renowned model who has strutted on runways for numerous high fashion brands. She has also appeared on the front pages of quite a few high-end fashion magazines. You may have seen her work with Abercrombie & Fitch or even Vogue Italia. It is safe to say that Alex Turner probably has a type, considering the number of models he has dated. Bagley was well into her modeling career even before Alex Turner came into her life.
Alex Turner and Taylor Bagley even ended up getting matching tattoos of each other’s names on their arms. They adopted a dog named Scooter together, but they would call him Tootus out of love. The dog eventually passed away, and Taylor got a tattoo in his honor. Similarly, Alex Turner dedicated the Arctic Monkeys album Tranquility Based Hotel + Casino to the pup. It was evident that the pup was much loved by both Alex and Taylor.
In the end, the lovebirds couldn’t pass the test of time. They ended up calling it quits in 2018 after nearly four years together. Despite no longer being together, the two ended on good terms and are still friends even today. They have a sense of mutual respect for each other, considering that they’ve been through a lot together. Taylor added a RIP tattoo above the one of Alex’s name, signifying that they are no longer together. They’ve also stopped posting each other on Instagram, which is how the public first found out about their breakup.
6. Alex Turner & Louise Verneuil (2018-Present)
Alex Turner is currently dating French singer Louise Verneuil in what is probably the longest relationship he’s ever had. Come to think of it, this is also his most private relationship after rising to fame. The two began dating in 2018 after they met in Paris when Alex was living there at the time. However, they were only spotted together a whole year later in New York city. It seems Alex is trying his level best to keep this relationship on the down low.
Louise Verneuil is a French singer-songwriter who is known for her raw and sultry vocals. She is also known for her vintage-inspired fashion sense. Her songs are inspired by the French chanson tradition which has helped her gain the support of her native country. While Verneuil was already relatively famous before her relationship with Turner, the relationship certainly caused her profile to rise among the ranks in the music industry and beyond.
Since Alex had only recently split with Taylor, he decided to take things slow with Louise. Despite their high-profile careers, they’ve somehow managed to keep their relationship relatively private. They rarely speak about each other in interviews and public events. It seems that Alex finally met his match. This is as the two seem to have the same attitude when it comes to their relationship. They are protecting it from the public eye.
We obviously have to end this list on quite a cute note. Did you know that Louise was into Alex way before he even knew she existed? Louise is best known by Arctic Monkey fans for a series of social media posts she added in 2016. These were with the hashtag #alexturnerwouldyoumarryme. She was pursuing Alex back when he was still with Taylor Bagley. This can only make us wonder whether manifesting something actually comes true like it did here.