Peter Andre is fuming after comments made last week by ex-wife Katie Price that children of divorce are “lucky”.
During an interview promoting her new novel, Paradise, the 32-year-old star claimed that “all children with divorced parents are lucky because they get extra Christmas presents and trips out and two sets of birthday present.”
She went on to say, “I think it’s probably good I split with Pete when they were so young. I was about their age when my parents got divorced and I can’t even remember it, so hopefully they won’t either.”
However, the father of her two youngest children has a much different opinion:
“I have to say I really don’t agree with this,” says the infuriated dad. “I think that divorce absolutely affects kids no matter what age they are and that if it can be avoided, it should be.”
Obviously for some couples, divorce is the only option and there’s no other way for them. But I think, ideally, kids shouldn’t have to go through it and if they do, they certainly shouldn’t be classed as “lucky”. No amount of material possession make up for the fact that you don’t have both parents around you all the time.
Peter and Katie, who divorced in 2009, are parents to 5-year-old Junior and 3-year-old Princess Tiaamii, while Katie is also mom to 8-year-old Harvey from a previous relationship. She is now married to cage fighter Alex Reid.