Peter Andre and Katie Price are to separate after three and a half years of marriage.
The couple’s constant squabbling has been there for all to see on their successful ITV2 series Katie & Peter, but the shock still comes as a massive surprise.
Pictures in The Sun on Monday showed Katie flashing her chest while surrounded by men on a solo night out at Bristol club Syndicate recently, and Peter has made no secret of the fact that he worries about his wife’s drinking.
Late last night Katie released the following statement, confirming that it was Peter who initiated the split: “Pete is the love of my life and my life. We have children together and I am devastated and disappointed by his decision to separate and divorce me, as I married him for life. This is not what I want and the decision has been taken out of my hands. I will not comment further or do any interviews regarding the separation, but I will always love my Pete.”
Katie has temporarily left the country with her two youngest children - Junior, three, and Princess, one. Six-year-old Harvey, her son from a previous relationship with footballer Dwight Yorke, is being cared for by a nanny.
We recently spoke to Katie and Peter and asked them about rumours of a marriage split. Here’s what they had to say