Naomi Campbell Will Get Married on the Nile



According to Page Six, controversy-baiting supermodel (and Interview October cover girl) Naomi Campbell’s long-whispered-about wedding will happen at—wait for it—the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. The temple, which is located on the east bank of the Nile, dates back to 1400 BCE and was dedicated to creation god Amun, god of youth Chons, and—fittingly!—Mut, the goddess of queens. (Wikipedia has plenty of pictures.)

Reports that Campbell would marry Doronin—and perhaps convert to the Russian Orthodox faith for him—started up in 2008, just a few months after they met at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s been a big year for Campbell: she was called to The Hague in August to testify in the war-crimes trial of Liberian president Charles Taylor, who allegedly presented Campbell with blood diamonds after meeting her at a dinner hosted by Nelson Mandela. Several months earlier, she fêted her 40th birthday in May with a giant party in Cannes attended by the likes of Marc Jacobs and Eva Herzigova.

Cannes appearances are easy for Campbell, of course, since she started dating Doronin—he’s a yachting enthusiast who rented the Silver Angel, a seven-suite superyacht, for the festivities. Doronin, who is Russian, made billions in real estate and, weirdly, is technically still married to his wife Katya; some accounts have them as separated, while others suggest they have an open marriage with “no immediate plans to divorce.” If the Luxor rumors are true, it seems like an excellent time for him to make some immediate plans.

Campbell lives in Russia these days as well, but there’s not a lot of information available about her relationship with Doronin—as she told Tony Shafrazi, “I don’t discuss my private life.”