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Pete Andre going solo

Peter Andre has been separated from model-turned-novelist Katie (Jordan) Price since they officially announced their divorce plans on May 11, 2009 following three and a half years of married life.

Peter Andre (Peter James Andrea) became famous in the early 90’s with top-ten hits like Flava and Mysterious Girl (re-released in 2004), perfomed on stage with Madonna and Bobby Brown and dated the likes of the Spice Girls and Dannii Minogue.

His family life took its toll and drived the Katie & Pete couple to mental exhaustion by being constantly on camera since 2007 for the omonymous British ITV2 reality show.

Although they produced an album together, sang romantically for a charity fundraiser and made numerous public appearances as “the perfect couple despite their bickering” – their fame seems to have done the couple more harm than good.

Even when they both orchestrated identical statements such as “I will never say anything bad about [the other person], after all [they are] the parent of our children”, they also agreed that “there are more than one or five reasons for breaking up” because “a lot more went on”. Andre admits “showing your life so public sometimes is a mistake, but I blame myself as much as anyone else.”

His newly released song “Unconditional love”, Andre wrote about his beloved step son Harvey – who is disabled – and who “taught him how to become a father before becoming a dad” (to his own two biological children with Katie, Junior Savva & Princess Tiaamii). He also proudly announced having recorded this song in the same studio that Michael Jackson once had; only to add that since the latter’s death, he has retained a close friendship with MJ’s brother, Tito.

Peter Andre himself has four brothers and a sister from his Greek Cypriot parents Savva and Thea. Cyprus is where he spent some time between 1999 & 2003, after his initial career had waned and before his comeback.

Peter, however, was born on 27th February 1973 in England but the family later moved to the Gold Coast in Australia.

‘We ended up in a part of the world where we least fitted in,’ says Andre.

‘We were this bunch of dark-haired, dark-eyed, Greek Jehovah’s Witnesses living in the middle of blue-eyed, blond-haired surfer dudes. The only constant thing in my life was music. I was obsessed by Michael Jackson and George Benson (both born into the Jehovah’s Witness faith) and the UK charts.

Eventually he decided that his parents’ choice was not for him: “My parents and my family have always been, and remain, the most important people in my life. But they didn’t want me to get into the music industry. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are basically the three things they fear the most”

Peter describes how his love life was heated at the start of his career. ‘Sex aside, I had a very strong moral code and to be honest I’m glad I had all those relationships. I got it out of my system. It was no longer the same obsession. By the time I’d come through everything, the whole journey, I realised what I wanted most was to settle down.”

The couple hit it off in a jungle while on the ‘I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here’ show back in 2004.

‘I fell in love with her,’ says Andre about Katie. ‘My problem is that I have always had this thing for wild girls…. And I thought she was gorgeous.’

‘…I can be ridiculous at times but I know who I am and I know the importance of humility, the importance of never believing the hype and getting carried away with your own ego.’

‘I wanted to have what my parents have – a marriage that has lasted forever. The hardest thing for me about my split was not walking away from Kate but picking up the phone to tell my parents. I felt like I’d failed. I’d been brought up in a faith that didn’t acknowledge divorce unless for extreme reasons.

Since Andre’s divorce, he has signed a 3 million pound deal for his own fragrance “Unconditional” and released his new album “Revelation” to be followed by UK tour in 2010.

He has also been offered a position on This Morning, where he co-hosted the celebrity news in the past with Price. Included in his forthcoming projects is a new TV reality show.

His song “Unconditional” can be watched on

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