Pete Doherty to Wed Kate Moss 'Soon'
10/26/2006 AT 08:00 AM EDT
Doherty, the lead singer in the band Babyshambles, was noticed by fans walking in central London's Tottenham Court Road on Thursday at around 2 a.m. and was asked by one if he would wed Moss.
Doherty replied: "Yeah, soon."
Recent reports in the British press have also said that Moss is pregnant with Doherty's child, although sources close her deny the claim. Also putting a damper on pregnancy rumors: Moss was photographed on Tuesday night swigging from a miniature champagne bottle at a masquerade ball in west London.
Moss, 32, and Doherty, 27, have been together on and off for more than a year. Their turbulent romance has been marked by Doherty's repeated arrests for drug possession, as well as Moss's being questioned by police after photographs were published of her snorting a white powder in a recording studio with Doherty.
Moss later apologized for her actions and underwent a stint in rehab. She has a 4-year-old daughter, Lila Grace, whose father is her ex-boyfriend, fashion magazine publisher Jefferson Hack.
Insiders have hinted that an official announcement of an engagement is due on Friday. Fueling the rumors, Doherty was seen in an Italian jewelry shop with Moss last week, and has since been photographed with a sparkler on her ring finger.
Still, her camp denies the marriage claims. "No, there is no engagement," a source close to Moss tells PEOPLE.