'This is not what I want' says Katie Price after split with Peter Andre
12 MAY 2009
On Wednesday celeb couple Katie Price and Peter Andre announced their separation after four years of marriage. But just hours after the break-up was confirmed in a joint statement from the couple, conflicting accounts of who actually took the decision to end their marriage began to surface.
Model Katie – aka Jordan - released a further 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," said the 30-year-old.
"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."
Meanwhile a newspaper reported that it was Pete – who 24 hours before the announcement had written a magazine column about their hope for more children - who had actually been surprised by his wife's decision to call time on the relationship.
"He's very upset. This has all come as a complete shock," a pal tells the Daily Mail. "I did not want to ask him the reason for the split but I can tell you he is very upset."
Some commentators are already speculating this might not be the end for the couple, who are understood to be worth £30 million. And bookmakers are offering odds of 2-1 they will be back together by the end of the year.
They are parents to three children, six-year-old Harvey, the model's son from a previous relationship, three-year-old Junior, also a boy, and 21-month-old daughter Princess Tiaamii.