Katie Price starts divorce
Katie Price and Peter Andre will start the process to end their marriage today (08.09.09), with both filing divorce papers.
Katie Price and Peter Andre will start the process to end their marriage today (08.09.09).
The warring couple - who split in May after three-and-a-half years of marriage - have both filed divorce papers so neither will have to admit to being responsible for the break-up of their relationship.
Peter is thought to have taken action first, with Katie - also known as Jordan - 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 raise three children together, Harvey, seven, Junior, four, and two-year-old Princess Tiaamii - will be granted a cross decree, as they are both filing for divorce, and will then be given six weeks to assess the situation before a decree absolute is given.
The pair are believed to have already reached a financial settlement and custody arrangements for the children as they are keen for the marriage to end as soon as possible.
Although they went to counselling in a bid to save their troubled marriage, Peter finally ended it in May but 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 is still single.