“Peter Andre and Katie Price are separating after 41/2 years of marriage,” announced the couple’s spokesperson. “They have both requested that the media respect their families’ privacy at this difficult time.”
The couple who met on the reality show ‘I’m a celebrity…get me out of here!’ in 2004, married in a super glitzy ceremony in 2005 and have two children together, Junior, 3, and Princess Tiaamii, 21 months.
Katie also has a 6-year-old son, Harvey from a previous relationship.
If you’re going through a break up and are worried how your tot will cope, try our top tips for helping little ones cope:
*Children don’t like change so he’s bound to be feeling confused and angry when a break up happens.
*Getting to grips with a new life will be easier on your tot if his routines are safe and predictable. Try and keep any access arrangements with as little change as possible in the early days.
*Depending on the age of your child, he may come to think of your divorce as his fault. Be reassuring that it’s not and be prepared to answer as many question he might have as best you can.
*Avoid asking older children who they would like to live with as it can place a lot of pressure on little shoulders.
*Asking your child to keep secrets or give you information about your partner is not fair and can amount to a very unhappy child.
*He will adjust to the changes separation brings, but like you he’ll need love and support to do this.