Katie Price finally confirms marriage to Alex Reid is over

by Sarah Karmali

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There have been whispers surrounding the state of Katie Price's relationship for weeks, but now the glamour model mum has finally confirmed that her whirlwind 11-month marriage to Alex Reid is over.

LOOK BACK AT KATIE & ALEX'S RELATIONSHIP IN PICS HERE!

The 32-year-old issued a lengthy statement via her publicist last night, and it doesn't make for light reading...

Far from the expected 'mutual decision' comment, Katie instead lays into her cage-fighting husband, stating his 'difficult' behaviour and newfound 'fascination' with fame as the reason for their split.

The pair started dating in July 2009 - eight weeks after Katie's separation from Peter Andre - and tied the knot in Las Vegas little over 6 months later.

Earlier this month there were whispers that all was not well within the marriage, with Katie Tweeting to fans that her relationship was 'in crisis'.

But despite Alex's protests that all was well, the 35-year-old was reportedly seen moving back into his parents home yesterday morning.

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KATIE PRICE AND ALEX REID: RELATIONSHIP IN PICS

Katie's statement released yesterday reveals that the pair originally planned a joint statement, but that after pictures were released last week of Alex play-wrestling with her five-year-old son Junior, she changed her mind.

'Alex is fully aware that I have sought to remove my children from the public eye now they are of an age to understand and be affected by media coverage of them,' she says.

'I feel incredibly let down that he did this while asking me for more time to discuss our relationship and just hope that the stories circulating that he sold those pictures are not true.'

She then also goes so far as to admit that they got married 'too quickly', saying: 'we all make mistakes, and this was one.'

Ouch.

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But today is clearly just another day in the life of Katie Price, with the mum-of-three Tweeting this morning:

'Morning thanks for the support at this sad time! hope you have a great day! its freezing outside hate getting up when its dark.'

Read Katie's explosive statement in full here, then let us know what you think in the comments box below!

STATEMENT FROM KATIE PRICE:

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 and some of his behaviour became difficult for me to understand and caused issues. I have tried to help him with these issues but they have put a considerable strain on our relationship.

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. If Alex wants to honour those contracts the production company is more than happy to do so. However, Alex’s desire to promote himself caused a change in the dynamic of our relationship and contributed to our alienation.

Alex and I have spent many hours discussing our relationship and trying to make it work but the issues between us are too deep rooted. I had hoped that we could end our relationship amicably and without a war of words in the media. I appreciate that there are those that will not believe that but I had agreed I would say nothing more than the statement we had jointly prepared. This was not because I am concerned what Alex may truthfully disclose but to give him comfort that I would not discuss the issues that so strained our relationship.

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. Alex asked that we did not release any statement because he wanted more time to think. The intervening period has, however, seen a number of false stories appear and photographs of Alex with my son Junior in the gym which it is absolutely clear were posed for. Alex is fully aware that I have sought to remove my children from the public eye now they are of an age to understand and be affected by media coverage of them. I feel incredibly let down that he did this while asking me for more time to discuss our relationship and just hope that the stories circulating that he sold those pictures are not true.

It is true that I have asked Alex to leave the family home and that he will not do so. I would leave myself but the house is equipped for Harvey’s needs. Alex would like to portray himself as honourable and I hope he acts that way. Contrary to some reports I have not discussed financial matters with my divorce lawyers.

I would like to make clear that the allegations that I have been dragging out any announcement so that my film crew can capture on film Alex’s upset are complete fabrication. 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.

KATIE PRICE & ALEX REID: RELATIONSHIP IN PICS

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