Peter Andre calls ‘public marriage’ a mistake

Peter Andre faces the cameras, in first TV interview since marriage split

Peter Andre today called for privacy, as he gave an emotional TV interview – the first since his split from wife Katie Price.

Appearing nervous and subdued throughout the spot on This Morning, the singer admitted that the public nature of his marriage had been a mistake, but remained coy in comparison to Price’s candid tell-all interview with Piers Morgan last week.

Instead Andre stated that he would not get into details of the split for the sake of the couple’s children, Princess Tiaamii, two, Junior, four, and Price’s son Harvey, seven.

He explained, ‘I have purposely not spoken. When you do speak, you have to think long-term. I know one day the kids are going to look back at everything.’

He did reveal that living life in the public eye had been a strain though, telling Philip Schofield and Fern Britton, ‘I know I’m going to make mistakes along the way, because you do. Showing your life so public is a mistake sometimes, but I blame myself as much as anyone else.’

As for his wife’s revelation that she had suffered a miscarriage shortly before their split, a visibly upset Andre confirmed that he had ‘never‘ wanted the tragic incident to become public knowledge,

‘I hope people don’t think that [miscarriage] would be behind our split,’ he said. ‘There’s a lot of reasons why we split up.’

Concluding he vowed to say nothing negative about his ex, he added: ‘What’s done is done. You’ve got to move on. The kids are everything to me. Yes, we’re in the public eye. I don’t want to say anything bad about the mother of my children.’

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