Pete understands how Jordan's second husband must be feeling

As first reported in Now, Katie Price and Alex Reid’s marriage had been rocky since April and, despite furious denials, insiders say the relationship never stood a chance – thanks to Jordan’s obsession with ex-hubby Peter Andre, 37.

Having struggled with the breakdown of her first marriage to the man she said she’d love for ever’, friends say that a heartbroken Katie was simply on the rebound when she met Alex.

It was no coincidence that she dumped Alex when she came out of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity, which held so many memories of her and Pete,’ says a friend.

She’ll never get over him, even though she’ll always tell you otherwise. They were a great double act and he was her longest relationship.’

Even as far back as last May, we revealed Katie‘s secret hopes of a reconciliation with Peter were raised when she found out he’d bought a house near her Sussex home.

She’s been calling him for the past few months thinking he’d offer her a shoulder to cry on, but he was determined to remain neutral. She was furious that he wouldn’t take her calls,’ says the friend.

She was trying to reach out to him as she could see her relationship was falling apart.’

The final death knell on her second marriage was when Peter went public with his relationship with former WAG Elen Rivas, 35, earlier this month.

On the same day that he and Elen confirmed they were a couple, furious Katie, 32, took to Twitter to confirm speculation that her marriage was indeed ‘in crisis’.

However, if she thought her new-found availability would entice Peter back, she’s in for a shock.

Pete feels sorry for Alex because he remembers what he went through,’ says our source.

If he were to see him he’d chat, but he’s moved on and has no interest in the Jordan merry-go-round.’ 

Read the full story about Katie Price, Alex Reid and Peter Andre in this week’s Now magazine dated 31 January 2011 – out now!

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