Katie Price, Alex Reid split

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LONDON - After months of speculation, former model Katie Price has announced she has split from husband Alex Reid.

Price has accused Reid, a cage-fighter, of becoming “fascinated by life in the media eye” and says they tied the knot “too quickly” after dating for just seven months, reports contactmusic.com.

“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,” Price said in a statement.

“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,” Katie said.

“I had hoped that Alex and I could remain friends but I am not sure if that is possible given events since Jan 16 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 32-year-old reality TV star, who married Alex in a private ceremony in Las Vegas in Feb last year, said she is disappointed.

“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.”

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