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Jordan and Peter Andre separating

Katie Price and Peter Andre
The couple met while on reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Celebrity couple Katie Price and Peter Andre are to separate after three-and-a half years of marriage, the couple's management company has confirmed.

The pair "have both requested that the media respect their families' privacy at this difficult time".

Price, also known as Jordan, and Andre have two children - Junior, three, and Princess Tiaamii, who is nearly two.

No reason has been given for the split, but model Price said it was her singer husband's decision to divorce her.

Price has another son, Harvey, six, from a previous relationship with footballer Dwight Yorke.

She said in the statement: "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.

'I will always love Pete'

"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."

The couple met while competing on ITV1 reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2004 before marrying in September 2005.

They married at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, with a pink Cinderella-style wedding complete with horse drawn carriages while Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding and fellow reality TV star Kerry Katona were bridesmaids.

The former glamour model, 30, and pop star, 36, have been featuring in their own fly-on-the-wall TV show following their relationship since 2007.

The ITV2 documentary is currently following their relocation to California for three months while Andre records his latest album.

In July 2008, the couple accepted "substantial damages" over a News of the World article which portrayed them as bad parents.

The amount of damages was not disclosed, but half the sum was donated to charity and the other half was put into a trust fund for the couple's children.


Katie Price and Peter Andre talking about family life and marriage - Archive interview, September 2008

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