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Feuding couple Katie Price
and Peter Andre
split in May after three-and-a-half years of marriage, and they have both filed divorce papers so neither will have to admit to being responsible for the break-up of their relationship. Peter is believed to have taken action first, with Katie then instructing her lawyers to do the same.
A family lawyer said: “It’s quite sad really and nothing more than a petty snipe from Katie. It’s her way of saying, ’I am not allowing you to divorce me – instead I am going to divorce you.’ ”
The couple, who have three children together, will be granted a cross decree since they are both filing for divorce, and they will then be given six weeks to assess the situation before a decree absolute is given. They are believed to have already reached a financial settlement and custody arrangements for the children as they are ready for the marriage to end as soon as possible. Katie and Alex Reid.
Although they went to counseling in a bid to save their troubled marriage, Peter finally ended it in May -- but he has never given a specific reason why. He said this week: “There's some really incredible stuff that only Katie and I know about. But I'll never talk about it in public, because I want to protect the kids from all that… I walked away because I had to."
Since the split, 31-year-old glamour model Katie has enjoyed several wild nights out and is now dating cage fighter Alex Reid
, while Peter, 36, insists he's still single.
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