Here's a look at the tumultuous relationship between Katie Price and Peter Andre
Katie Price and Peter Andre fell in love in front of the camera and their split was quite public as well. Here's looking at their relationship
Peter Andre and Katie Price have had a rollercoaster relationship. Right from gushing about their new found love to battling a divorce, the couple has seen it all. However, it was not always like this for the pair. The two met each other for the first time in 2004 when both of them decided to take part in the third series of 'I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' Surrounded by cameras and being aware of having their love life on display in front of thousands did not seem to affect their budding love.
The world watched them fall in love and they soon became the most talked about couple on the show, but not always for the right reason.
Some thought that the two were pretending to be in love in order to increase the ratings for the show while others thought they might have found the partner they both had been hoping to find. Irrespective of what the world had to say, the two went on to proclaim love for each other even after the end of the show.
In 2005 the pair decided to get married and their entire relationship was documented on reality TV. This was also the start of the Katie & Peter franchise on ITV2 as the pair went on to do several reality shows that documented their true life.
During this period, the couple also welcomed their son Junior and daughter Princess Tiaamii. However, their fairytale life soon ended when Katie and Peter announced their separation in 2009.
A representative of Katie confirmed that the two had decided to split but the reason for their split was not mentioned. Several reports claimed that the pair split because of an extramarital affair but Katie quickly shut them down by tweeting about the real reason for their split.
The reality star tweeted about Peter leaving her over her drinking and party habits. From then on, there was nothing that would hold Katie back from bringing Peter down.
She often took to Twitter to slam him for not being there for her or the kids. Katie tweeted about Peter stopping his kids from seeing her. "What kind of dad doesn't let their children see their mum not even 1day over Christmas when the children want 2 c their mom," she tweeted at that time.
"I wouldn't do this to Pete and deprive him and his newborn from seeing the kids for its 1st Christmas." Even though Katie did not hold her breathe for a second when it came to bringing Peter down, he decided to do the contrary.
Peter did not comment on his relationship with Katie until he appeared in an interview with Piers Morgan. “Something big happened, which I won’t reveal as I don’t want my kids reading it. But when I tell them, I’ll come on your show and reveal what actually happened. Katie knows 100 percent the reason why I left her and I am 100 percent sure that what happened definitely did happen," he said, as reported by Closer at that time.
Meanwhile, to make it loud and clear that she had no plans of rekindling her romance with Peter, Katie went on to get a black cross tattoed over her inking of Peter’s name. However, in 2009, Katie hinted that she might have had a change of heart when she went back to the jungle of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" She was the first person to come back on the show for the second time but Katie insisted there was a bigger meaning for her to come back on the show.
The reality star said that she wanted to return to the show in order to get a closure on her relationship with Peter. After all, it was the place where they fell in love. Some speculated if this was the reason for her going on the show, there were chances that the two might repair their relationship in the future.
However, things did not change between the pair. In 2011, while appearing on This Morning, Peter revealed he’d had the tattoo of Katie’s name removed from his ring finger. Despite refraining from commenting about the relationship, Peter did make a statement about wanting to be friends with the reality star.
“If someone has done something to me, I never go back. And I never have. I just wanted to try and work together for the kids’ sake. I held out an olive branch. I thought, ‘How can we hate each other when we spent so much time loving each other’," he said in an interview with Heat Magazine, as reported by Mirror. But becoming friends was also a long wait for the couple as the next year Katie filed a court case against Peter which claimed he had leaked details about her private life. The court documents stated that Katie was suing for ‘misuse of private information’ and ‘suffering serious distress’. Peter hit back at this time by stating that Katie had an affair while the two were together. However, Katie has always denied this claim.
But things seemed to take a sudden turn around 2015 when it appeared like the pair had finally moved on and worked on their differences. The pair would often tweet about each other. While appearing on ITV’s Lorraine, Peter confessed he was surprised to see how Katie and he were able to work things out.
“It’s really strange even with things that have happened in the past, me and Kate we’re ok now," he said at that time. Things happened to be going so well for the pair that in February 2016 they even spoke about plans of having a family photo taken.
The pair often spoke about what it was like to co-parent two kids. While appearing on the Day Time talk show Peter admitted that he was aware how Katie and he held different views but insisted that they tried to work around it. "I'm very strict on lots of things but I also want them to know I can talk to them about anything. You've got to gain that trust," he said at that time. Peter even claimed that he met with Katie's son Harvey even though he and she were not in a relationship.
Fast forward to 2018, when everyone thought things between Katie and Peter would have finally settled, reports about Peter banning Katie from seeing the kids come to light. While Peter did not directly address these claims, he did admit the kids were staying with him. "[Junior and Princess] have gone, and will go through tough times in their lives. But no matter what, Emily and I will always provide a stable home for them. People can read into that how they like," he wrote in his column for New Magazine.
A representative of Katie came forward and revealed that the kids were, in fact, staying with Peter but only because she was trying to be emotionally fine after her recent split from husband, Kieran Hayler. "What is important [is] that the focus is on what is best for the children during tough times as Peter has acknowledged," the spokesperson told Mirror adding that the kids are excited to be reunited with their mother soon.
While it is still uncertain of how Katie and Peter decide to take their relationship further, one thing is for sure that the couple will always puts their kids on top. The two have been trying to do what is best for their kids and they seem to be succeeding in that.