Katie Price wants a face-to-face with her ex-husband and Now can reveal things are about to turn really nasty…
Married in haste
After meeting on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004, the two stars stunned the world by having son Junior and marrying within a year. At the time, Katie Price said of Peter Andre: ‘I absolutely love him. Not only is he drop-dead gorgeous but he understands me, I want to be with him forever.’
Pete said: ‘Kate is a very, very sexy girl but she’s much more than that. She’s smart, she’s funny and she’s my perfect woman.’
But in May 2009 the couple announced their shock split amid allegations – always strongly denied by Katie – of an affair with her horse trainer Andrew Gould.
In 2012, Katie said: ‘It’s just unfortunate that he thought I was having an affair with my riding instructor… that’s why we split.’
Our source says: ‘The public thought that the split was shocking but everyone within their inner circle could see it coming. Pete was unhappy, he put on weight, they would have endless rows over something as stupid as how much gel he put in his hair.
‘Pete was depressed. Kate reacted by getting angry and just going out and partying non-stop. It was a very twisted time.’
Back then, a devastated Peter said: ‘I have never felt this low in the whole of my life. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep. I never wanted this to happen.’
He recently revealed he was horrified when a sobbing Katie discussed their break-up publicly in an interview on TV with Piers Morgan.
She claimed Pete asked for a divorce just weeks after she miscarried while she was 10 weeks pregnant.
‘Emotionally for any woman, whether you’re in the media or not, to have a baby die, run the Marathon, which is also a big thing on your body, and then your husband wants a divorce. That’s a lot for someone to take in,’ she said.
A source close to Pete, 42, tells Now: ‘It was the biggest blow for Pete that Katie chose to go on TV and air their most private things. He never thought she’d sink so low.
‘Peter never talked about the real reasons for their split then and he’s still never said anything to this day. He has a code of conduct, which she just doesn’t have. It’s always been like that.’
The Toxic Twist
Katie’s hellbent on having her revenge in court over claims of emails leaked to the press. The case, which has dragged on for more than three years at a cost of an estimated £3 million, is now due to take place in January 2016.
Katie has told friends: ‘People have told me that I’m mad for doing this but I want the whole world to see the truth about Pete. ‘Since the split I’ve been painted as the bad guy and he’s been the good guy. If people knew the truth about him it would rewrite history and I’ll finally get closure.’
Since their divorce, Kate has been engaged three times, married and divorced Alex Reid and then married Kieran Hayler. Pete’s only serious relationship has been with doctor Emily, 25, who he married just two months ago, a year after she gave birth to their baby daughter Amelia.
Katie’s friend says: ‘I think Kate’s biggest thing is that Pete was a washed-up pop star when she met him and now he is a big entertainment star –and none of that would have happened if it wasn’t for her.
‘I think she feels Pete has pinned her into a corner professionally. He’s already made it as the darling of ITV with his two shows 60 Minute Makeover and Give A Pet A Home, and now he’s on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, he’ll no doubt win over everyone too.’
According to friends, the star was furious that Pete called Emily ‘the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen’ after his marriage.
‘It was like a knife through Katie,’ says one. ‘She knows he loves Emily, but Katie and Pete’s wedding was the most romantic day of her life and she never thought he would forget that.
‘She admits she was jealous – that’s Katie, she can’t help herself. She always wants to be the most gorgeous woman in the room and Pete has now got himself this pretty, young, well-brought up girl and that’s a killer for her.’
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