The singer looks smitten with his 'toy' girl

Peter Andre gently placed his hand on girlfriend Emily MacDonagh‘s tummy in a loving gesture at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards last week.

The singer gazed tenderly at medical student Emily as the pair posed for photos in London’s Hilton Hotel.

Emily – who is 17 years younger than Pete, 40 – wore a sleeveless flower-print dress to the ceremony, which raises funds to change the lives of vulnerable people through music.

The smitten couple have been together for a year but Pete‘s previously said that he doesn’t want to rush the relationship with his ‘baby love’, who’s still a medical student.

Dad-of-two Peter tried his hand at being a reporter at the Silver Clef Awards and loved getting the chance to be on the other side of the camera.

‘I had a blast interviewing guests on the red carpet,’ says Peter.

‘The day was made even more special for me because Emily was able to come along too and everyone kept saying how beautiful she looked.’ 

UPDATE 22 July: Peter Andre‘s rep has confirmed that he and Emily, who has now completed her studies, are expecting a baby.

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