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Ione Skye will spill the beans about her wild life and rock ’n’ roll lovers in her upcoming memoir — including her “almost pathological infidelities” while married to the Beastie Boys’ Ad Rock and dating heroin-addicted Anthony Kiedis when she was just 16 and he was 24.
Skye, best known for co-starring in 1989’s “Say Anything” opposite John Cusack, is shopping a memoir, called “Say Everything,” to publishers, Page Six can reveal.
Now 52 and a mother of two, the actress will write about how she was drawn to “sexual seeking and serial cheating” during her first marriage, to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz — and the pitch letter promises “more celebs will be shagged than you can believe.”
The letter, going out to publishers today and seen by Page Six, notes Skye was a troubled teen — just like other “divorce-scarred, disaffected” kids of her generation — and will write about her fractious relationship with her father, 1960s singer Donovan, who saw her as a “mistake” and only referred to her as “the girl.”
Skye was 15 when she made her Hollywood debut in the cult thriller “River’s Edge,” co-starring Keanu Reeves, and only 16 when she fell in “toxic love” with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Kiedis, who was eight years older and addicted to heroin at the time. Kiedis, now 60 and sober, has talked about his addiction and how it nearly killed him.
Last year, Skye told the Sydney Morning Herald that she was “so innocent … I didn’t know what was coming my way. Anthony was eight years older than me. He was my first musician boyfriend and was wild. It lasted two years.”
The letter to publishers says that “leaving Kiedis for her great love, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, was an act of self-preservation. But her marriage at age 22 to Horovitz was undone by her almost pathological infidelities.
“Always moving from one great love to the next with lots of flings in between, Ione nursed a nagging feeling that there was something more feeding her sexual seeking and serial cheating than the rise of the f–k-me feminism of the ’90s.”
Skye was married to Horvitz in 1991 and the couple filed for divorce in 1999, announcing they had been separated for some time.
The actress has said: “He was my brother’s friend and we married when I was 21. We were madly in love but we were too young. It didn’t last.”
On her “Weirder Together” podcast with her current husband, Australian musician Ben Lee, Skye has talked about her brother — actor Donovan Leitch — getting angry with her because of “the girls” she was fooling around with while married to Horovitz.
Skye will also write about her “missing father,” “Sunshine Superman” folk singer Donovan, who would sign letters to her as from “Your distant Daddy.”
The actress, her mother, Enid Karl, and older brother actor were “banished” to California, where Skye came of age among other “bastard nepo babies” in the canyons of LA.
Skye is the mother of two daughters, Kate, 21, with interior designer David Netto, and Goldie, 15, with Lee, her husband of the past 14 years. The couple split their time between Sydney, Australia, and LA.
The letter adds: “Their love story is a cosmic one, and when Ione falls for Ben, she finds herself subsumed by the culty thrall of his spiritual awakening; the two try to synchronize their experiences with yogis, gurus and ayahuasca shamans to the stars, but Ione smells a rat and must once and for all surrender the dream that being in perfect alignment with a partner can make her whole.”
Skye is working on the book with writer Genevieve Field, who co-founded the magazine and dating site Nerve.
“In ‘Say Everything,’ she writes with uncensored clarity about the mistakes she made in public and the ones she (unlike any young star today) was allowed to make in private,” the letter continues.
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