Peter Andre doesn’t care his ex-wife Katie Price has got married – as long as her new husband is a “positive influence” on his kids.
The 36-year-old singer was stunned when he discovered this morning his ex-wife had wed cage-fighter Alex Reid in a Las Vegas ceremony yesterday, but insists he isn’t upset that she has moved on so quickly.
Peter – who has two children, Junior, four, and two-year-old Princess Tiaamii, with Katie, and is stepfather to her seven-year-old son Harvey from a previous relationship - said: “I’ve thought about this, all of this morning, and I thought as long as they’re a positive influence on my kids that’s all I care about. If they’re happy great, it’s none of my business.”
Pete – who only divorced Katie, 31, last September – had no idea about the nuptials and admitted Katie hadn’t contacted him to tell him her plans before heading to the US city.
He said: “I didn’t know anything about it. I haven’t spoke to her. I do speak to her, you have to speak to each other because you have kids and you have to keep things up for them.”
Speaking to the BBC this morning Andre was reluctant to discuss Katie’s marriage but programme host Chris Moyles quizzed him about it.
At one point, Chris said to Peter: “I think the marriage is madness. In the circus that is Katie Price’s life as long as the kids are alright that’s all you should care about.”
Peter replied: “That’s exactly what I think. Bottom line is I love those kids, they’re my entire life, maybe I’m over-protective of them. But as long as they’re looked after that’s all I care about.”
Chris added: “If I were you I’d try and get custody of the kids, I’d get them out of there. But I don’t have kids, what do I know?”
Katie - also known as Jordan – and Alex, 34, tied the knot in a ceremony at the exclusive Wynn Hotel yesterday afternoon.
The couple announced: "We are very much in love and look forward to the future together. We can't wait to get back and celebrate our marriage with our friends and family who we know fully support our wishes."