Rupert Murdoch's granddaughter Charlotte announces engagement

Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter Charlotte, 21, celebrates engagement to rapper, 35, who was her ‘using buddy’ during ketamine addiction (and reveals she’s ditched famous surname to become singer Tiarlie)

  • Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter is engaged to rapper boyfriend Lukey Storey
  • Pair met at London private members club Laylow and became ‘using buddies’ 
  • Charlotte Freud, who has restyled herself as Tiarlie, got engaged this July
  • Storey, who is 14 years her senior,  is son of British fashion designer Helen Storey

Rupert Murdoch’s granddaughter is engaged to her rapper boyfriend who was her ‘former using buddy’ during years of ketamine addiction. 

Charlotte Freud, 21, who has restyled herself as singer Tiarlie, got engaged to DJ Lukey Storey, 35, in July – three years after meeting at London private members club Laylow.

He popped the question while the pair were on holiday in Greece in July and the couple, who are currently sharing a flat in Shoreditch and both come from famous family dynasties, recently celebrated with an engagement party at Laylow, sharing black and white snaps of the occasion to Instagram.   

The-bride-to-be, who was raised by her PR guru father, Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch, the media mogul’s second daughter, has said that Storey was the inspiration behind kicking her drug habit. 

Charlotte Freud, 21, who has restyled herself as singer Tiarlie, got engaged to DJ Lukey Storey, 35, in July – three years after meeting at London private members club Laylow

The couple, who are currently sharing a flat in Shoreditch, both come from famous family dynasties and Storey popped the question to Charlotte while the pair were on holiday in Greece

Charlotte’s father, Matthew Freud, is the great-grandson of Sigmund Freud and nephew of Lucian Freud who founded esteemed PR film Freud Communications. He is worth an estimated £170million. 

His first wife Caroline Hutton, with whom he shares two children, went on to marry the Earl Spencer, Diana, Princess of Wales’ brother.  

Meanwhile Storey’s mother is British artist and designer Helen Storey, whose father was award-winning novelist David Storey – who won the Booker Prize in 1976 for his novel Saville. 

The couple celebrated their engagement with a party at the club where they met, joined by Charlotte’s father Matthew and Lukey’s mother Helen.  

The couple celebrated their engagement with a party at the club where they met, where they were joined by Charlotte’s father Matthew and Luke’s mother Helen (pictured) 

The-bride-to-be, who was raised by her PR guru father, Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch, the media mogul’s second daughter, has said that Storey was the inspiration behind kicking her drug habit. The pair are pictured kissing at their engagement party last month

Charlotte, who has been open about her previous drug use, told Tatler that the the pair were both addicts when they met at the west London private members club – where Storey was DJ and Tiarlie was working as a hostess having dropped out of school.  

She said the couple had an ‘immediate obsession’ with each other, but admitted ‘it was kind of a mad relationship, we were kind of just using buddies’. 

When Storey joined a 12-step programme to tackle his addiction, the singer admitted she was devastated that he cut her out of her life because of her substance abuse. 

Charlotte posed at her engagement party with her father Matthew who is the great-grandson of Sigmund Freud and nephew of Lucian Freud who founded esteemed PR film Freud Communications. He is worth an estimated £170million

Charlotte, who has been open about her previous drug use, told Tatler that the the pair were both addicts when they met at the west London private members club – where she is pictured celebrating her engagement with friends 

A year later, Storey asked her to sing on one of his mix tapes and the pair instantly reconnected – but Charlotte knew that for the relationship to work, she would have to stop taking drugs. 

‘It became apparent that it wasn’t going to work out if one of us was sober and the other one wasn’t,’ she said. 

Tiarlie, who is alumna of the £23,46 per year Fine Arts College in North London, went cold turkey to beat her habit and has now been sober for over a year.  

The singer revealed the extend of her habit in a podcast earlier this year, where she revealed that she earned her the nickname ‘K-angel’ due to her frequent use of the horse tranquilliser drug. 

‘I was this crazy party girl but it was a persona,’ she said. ‘Cocaine made me feel sick. But after doing my first line of ketamine I thought, ”I’m addicted”.’ 

Scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her father, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame [but] when I found ketamine, it all just went away’.

Scandals involving her family, including the revelation that her father, now 57, fathered a love child, turned her into a ‘huge ball of shame’ amid her ketamine addiction. She is pictured with Matthew in London last year 

After her parents’ divorce, she moved in with her ‘very fun’ father and admitted: ‘I was doing all that stuff at home. There were lots of parties… I hit rock bottom and had some medical emergencies but nothing stopped me.’ 

Charlotte has long been a somewhat unexpected figure in her rich and privileged family.   

Back in 2019, she told her Instagram followers her mother was worried about her fashion choices leading up to a family wedding. She said her mother even hired her a personal shopper to ensure the frock she chose wouldn’t show too much cleavage. 

‘My grandma’s getting married, so mum’s sending me to a personal shopper to make sure I cover my t**s up for the ceremony,’ the then 18-year-old told her 6,548 followers.

She said the couple had an ‘immediate obsession’ with each other, but admitted ‘it was kind of a mad relationship, we were kind of just using buddies’ before both getting clean. She is pictured at Soho house in 2018 

She later shared some of the looks, with comments such as: ‘If I must look ridiculous in exchange for free champagne, so be it’ and ‘the s*** I do for this family, gawd.’ 

But being raised in such a powerful family has its perks, too, particularly for an aspiring musician like Charlotte.

For her 17th birthday, Charlotte’s PR guru father was able to persuade U2 frontman Bono to sing for her.

He planned a party for then Vogue editor Edward Enninful and a host of fashion icons – including Victoria Beckham – and invited Charlotte to tag along.

As the clock struck midnight on her birthday, the entire guest list began singing her a happy birthday, with Bono at the helm. 

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