The singer knows his girlfriend has taken on a lot

Peter Andre has credited his girlfriend Emily MacDonagh for helping him cope with the death of his older brother Andrew.

The singer, 40, was devastated when Andrew lost his battle with kidney cancer last December and he and his family are, understandably, still grieving for the 54-year-old.

‘Sometimes, poor Ems has to put up with me going through these tough times, but I guess that’s what makes her amazing,’ says Peter.

‘She’s just so supportive.’

Emily, 23 – who the dad-of-two went public with in July – is a medical student in Bristol and Peter loves that she has such a ‘sensible’ and ‘logical’ personality.

He thinks it’s great that the pretty brunette doesn’t get flustered about being in the limelight now that she’s on the arm of a pop star.

‘She’s one of these people who goes with the flow, and I don’t think she’s bothered whether she’s filmed or not, or if she goes to an event or doesn’t,’ says Peter.

‘She’s cool. She’s very happy in her own skin. She is confident and doesn’t let things worry her.’

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Anna Duff