The model is no longer engaged

Katie Price has split from fiancé Leandro Penna.

The model explains to fans on her website that their romance has ended because of the pressures of ‘work on different continents’ and the ‘natural demands of family ties’.

‘Leo and I have had a lovely fun time for a couple of years, we will always feel deep affection for each other, but sometimes relationships just run their course,’ writes Katie, 34.

‘We really wish
each other nothing but the very best and will remain best of friends,
whoever he eventually settles down with will be a very lucky girl.’

Katie and Leandro, 27, began dating in early 2011 and became engaged in April, despite having ended things for a short period just before Christmas.

Their break-up comes weeks after it was reported that Katie had been sending flirty texts to X Factor finalist Dan Ferrari-Lane

‘It is unfortunate that this separation coincides with some utterly ridiculous and silly stories about a boy band member,’ reads a statement on her website.

‘This has nothing to do with the ending of Kate and Leo’s relationship and her contact with the boy band member has been entirely innocent and platonic.’

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Anna Duff