Katie Price splits from husband
Los Angeles - Katie Price has announced she has split from her husband Alex Reid.
Following weeks of reports the couple were to separate, the British TV star has released a no-holds barred statement confirming the end of her relationship with the cage fighter.
Katie blames the break-up on Alex becoming "fascinated by life in the media eye" and insists the pair tied the knot "too quickly" after dating for just seven months.
In the statement, she 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.
"Our difficulties were also not helped by Alex becoming more fascinated by life in the media eye. Obviously I cannot be critical of someone wanting to do this and originally I tried to help him with his career by getting him contracts with my production company.
The 32-year-old beauty also revealed she is furious with Alex, 35, for posing for photographs with her five-year-old son Junior - whose father is her ex-husband Peter Andre - in a martial arts gym and says she feels "let down" by his actions because he knows she wants to keep her kids out of the public eye.
Katie - who also has a three-year-old daughter Princess Tiaamii with Peter and an eight-year-old son Harvey from an earlier relationship - added in the statement: "I had hoped that Alex and I could remain friends but I am not sure if that is possible given events since last Sunday when we were on the verge of releasing a statement.”
Katie - who wed Alex in a private ceremony in Las Vegas in February 2010 - insists she is now determined to focus on her children but is disappointed the marriage failed.
She said: "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."
Alex has now moved out of the mansion he shared with Katie in Surrey, Southern England, and is believed to be moving back into his parents Carol and Bob's house in Aldershot, Hampshire.