So I basically fell in in love and had sex with my first fan.” ‘Fandemonium’ by David Mushegain with forward by Anthony Kiedis; pages 15-16 The relationship might not have lasted that long but it led to a long lasting legacy for all Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fans as Nina’s attitude inspired Anthony and provided the inspiration for ‘Give It Away’ when she gave him a much loved jacket: Aged only 20 when the pair went out, Kiedis had been impressed by Hagen’s principal that the more she gave away, the more she would always receive.” ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers: Inside the Veins of The Velvet Glove’ by Martin Roach“Anthony was running with East German punk chanteuse Nina Hagen, a legitimate superstar.She recorded a song Anthony wrote for her.” ‘Lords of the Sunset Strip: An Autobiography’ By Blackie Dammett; page 198 Anthony also is credited on a song on Nina’s 1991 Streets album called ‘Nina 4 President.’ According to an interview that Helena did for Teen Vogue in August 2013, she met David Mushegain [photographer behind the lens for the RHCP Fandemonium book] when he was in her home town of Melbourne for the RHCP concert [RHCP played Melbourne on 26 January] and it’s always been assumed that she met the band, and hence Anthony, through him.
She had this crazy thick accent and she was all colourful… That was also the beginning of a romance that sparked up for a little while.
She taught me a lot about life at a young, tender age…
Details magazine, July 1992 Haya and Anthony were high school sweethearts.
They were close friends already but Kiedis wanted to take the relationship further which he did by taking flowers and a poem to Haya at school; unfortunately he was late and class had already begun but he presented them anyway, much to the delight of his fellow classmates and the embarrassment of Haya! They had their own Romeo and Juliet scenario; Haya’s father would only let her date Jewish boys…” Lords of the Sunset Strip: An Autobiography’ by Blackie Dammett; page 157.
They haven’t been seen together recently so it’s assumed the relationship is over although Marina was backstage with a group of family & friends at RHCP’s 2017 Detroit concert.
They stayed in NYC together at the Bowery Hotel and she also visited him in his Malibu home as well as joining RHCP on tour a few times e.g. There were several tabloid articles at the time showing photos of her and AK.November showed Helena being embraced by Anthony and the couple play fighting with Vestergaard looking reticent.A couple of days later more photos showed the pair having a Thanksgiving Day coffee together with Helena looking miserable.For everyone commenting on the balcony photos in the comments below: I can’t add photos in the comments so will put them here.There seem to be two different lots of photos taken on the balcony of the Bowery Hotel; the ones Marina posted (the top two which were presumably taken by AK) and the ones the paparazzi took (the bottom two; one shows AK taking photos) which are taken from a different angle (presumably from the ground looking up).Fortunately, I was given a reprieve from this quest at the age of seventeen, when I fell in love for the first time.Her name was Haya Handel, and she was my high school sweetheart.Source: Radio 2 interview with Jo Whiley A model from Brazil.Many comments were made about how similar she looked to Anthony Kiedis’s previous girlfriend, Helena Vestergaard- the press had issues telling them apart at first and news stories were run referring to Wanessa as Helena.For the next two years, I experienced wonderful sensations of warm-hearted contentment with her.Sadly, as is often the case, my first love crumbled, and I was quickly tossed back into the sea of fish.