Dad-of-three Peter Andre has opened up about one of the most testing times in his life

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From the outside Peter Andre‘s life looks pretty perfect doesn’t it? Gorgeous wife, three lovely kids, a sprawling £5million pad to roam around in. But life for the 43-year-old hasn’t always been so idyllic.

In fact, Pete hit such a low point after his brother Andrew sadly died of cancer in 2012 that he thought wife Emily was going to leave him.

Pete was in a desperately dark place, and struggling with depression, that it got to the point when he suggested that Emily should walk away from him because he was so hard to be around.

‘She told me how difficult it was to be in the house with me. I said to her at the time, go, you don’t have to deal with this with me. But she said no way, I’m in this for the long haul.’

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He recalls having the conversation with her when she was then just 23-years-old.

‘”I guess you’ve got two options,” I said. “Option one, you let me go. Go and do what you have to do. And if I ever get through this hell, and you feel like talking, we can talk. Option two, you stick with me through this.”‘

And thankfully, Emily chose the latter, and the pair are happily now expecting their second child together.  But it was a uphill battle they took on together.

‘I’d hit rock bottom, I thought Emily was going to leave me. She was so matter or fact about staying, so I knew straight away that I’d spend the rest of my life with her. If someone doesn’t argue with you when you’re at rock bottom and you’re shutting them out, you can get through anything,’ he told OK magazine.

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Sadly, this wasn’t the first time Pete had battled depression. He has also opened up about how badly he was bullied as a child and laughed at ‘for being skinny and Greek and an outcast.’

‘I went into therapy and they told me it was because I was scarred by the bullying. Imagine being bulling as a kid for your nationality, then being bullied because people hated your success,’ he said.

Thankfully, Peter is now in a much happier place.

And the pair have already started thinking of baby names for their second baby which is due around December.

‘I love traditional names like Rose, Elizabeth or Mary. For boys, strong names – James, Arthur, Oscar and Max.’

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