The singer won't be walking down the aisle in the near future

Peter Andre has no plans to get hitched to his girlfriend Emily MacDonagh anytime soon.

The singer’s ex-wife Katie Price had her marriage blessed to new husband Kieran Hayler last week but Pete, 40, isn’t planning his own nuptials.

‘I think in this industry people are expected to get married quickly, but I don’t want to rush into it. I still believe in the traditional way,’ says Peter.

Emily and I have known each other for a few years, but have only been dating for nine months and you need to be together for a reasonable period of time before taking that next step.’

Peter says¬†Emily, 23, is a ‘loyal, sensible, beautiful and wonderful’ partner and is looking forward to going on safari with her in the next few weeks.

He doesn’t want to think too far ahead because Emily is still a medical student in Bristol and isn’t yet sure what will happen after she graduates next year.

‘I’m just conscious that she’s got another nine months left of her university course,’ says Peter.

‘In a year from now, she’ll be Dr Emily MacDonagh.’

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Anna Duff