Katie Price announces separation from husband Alex Reid

19/01/11

Alex Reid and Katie Price

Katie Price has announced her separation from husband Alex Reid.

The pair married in Las Vegas less than a year ago while celebrating the cage fighter's win on Celebrity Big Brother.

A statement released by the model said: "Alex and I have had a number of difficulties over the past few months.

"I accept that these were in part caused by my marrying too quickly - we all make mistakes and this was one. However, Alex changed from the man I fell in love with."

She added that "some of his behaviour became difficult" for her to understand and "caused issues".

'Differences'

Katie Price and Alex Reid, 35, started dating months after she announced her separation from Peter Andre in May 2009.

The 32-year-old model, who's also known as Jordan, says Reid proposed to her months later after her divorce from the singer was finalised.

My children are my absolute priority in this and they are being shielded from what is happening
Katie Price

Katie Price said she had supported Alex Reid's ambition to attract more media attention, but said his desire to promote himself "contributed to our alienation".

The reality TV star also said the couple had failed to resolve their differences because "the issues between us are too deep rooted".

She added: "I am deeply upset that my relationship with Alex has failed but I know it is the right thing for my children and I that we separate.

"My children are my absolute priority in this and they are being shielded from what is happening."

The statement went on to say that Reid had asked Price to delay announcing their split because he wanted more time to think, but then posed for newspaper photographs with her son Junior in a gym.

Katie Price also denied reports she'd talked about money with her divorce lawyers, and said claims the announcement had been delayed so her film crew could capture Reid's reaction on camera were a "complete fabrication".

The glamour model, who lives in Woldingham, Surrey, has two children with her first husband, while Andre is also the adoptive father of Price's son Harvey from a previous relationship.