British Musician Peter Andre and Katie Price (one of the U.K.’s top celebrity couples) officially has called it quits — nearly four years to the day after they married.
British Musician Peter Andre Divorces Ex-Model Katie Price
Pop singer-songwriter Peter Andre, whose work is better known in Britain, Scandinavia, and Australia than in North America, received a “quickie” divorce from former glamour model and television personality Jordan (real name Katie Price) yesterday. Both spouses cited “unreasonable behavior” and claimed that their union had “broken down irretrievably” in their divorce petitions, which they had submitted to London’s High Court.
Neither Andre nor Price attended the hearing. District Judge Hilary Bradley granted the divorce, saying that the couple couldn’t “reasonably be expected” to live together any longer.
“He feels a great sense of relief that he can start his life afresh without Katie,” an anonymous friend of Andre told English tabloid The Sun. Meanwhile, Price’s former fiancé, British TV actor Warren Furman, told the same paper: “I’m going to get in touch with Pete and ask him if he wants to join the Great Escape club with me, because we’ve both had great escapes from Jordan.”
Andre himself was appearing on the British TV program This Morning as the divorce was being finalized.
Andre, 36, and Price, 31, met in 2004 when they both starred on the reality-TV series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. They married on September 10 the following year. The couple has a four-year-old son, Junior Savva Andrea, and a two-year-old daughter, Princess Tiaamii. The family starred in their own ITV reality series, Katie & Peter, until the couple separated in May.
Katie Price also has a seven-year-old son, Harvey, from a previous relationship with soccer star Dwight Yorke.
Peter Andre’s hit songs in Britain include “Mysterious Girl”, “Flava”, “I Feel You”, and “Insania”. His new album, Revelation, is set for U.K. release on Monday.
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