Interview footage from just two years ago captures Peaches Geldof, who has tragically died at the age of 25, as she speaks candidly about feeling 'very positive' about impending motherhood and the 'domestic' way of life she had come to embrace after years as a party girl.
Peaches made the comments just before the birth of her first child, Astala, who has now been left motherless just two weeks before his second birthday, alongside baby brother Phaedra. Her death so far remains unexplained.
The writer and TV presenter filled her Twitter feed with snaps of her children and appeared devoted to family life. Her own childhood was scarred by the death of her mum, Paula Yates, to a heroin overdose when she was just 11.
She had previously spoken about the trauma of Yates' death, telling Elle: "I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16," and admitting it was still difficult for her to talk about. Her final tweet was a childhood photo of the two together.
As a teenager and young adult, Peaches developed a 'wild child' reputation, but insisted that she was 'never that wild'. But after settling down with musician Thomas Cohen, it seemed that Peaches had finally left the spectre of her tragic mum behind her.
In the 2012 interview, she describes their life together as 'very domestic', mentioning that the couple had recently bought a house together.
Noting that her first son was due very shortly, Peaches tells the interviewer that she is 'looking forward to that new era of [my] life' as a mother. She also speaks of dad Bob Geldof's happiness that the girl-heavy family would be welcoming a baby boy into the clan.
Shortly after news of Peaches' death became public, Geldof released a statement saying the family were 'beyond pain' at the unexpected loss and calling his daughter 'the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us'.
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