Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's over... officially: Katie Price divorces Alex Reid in a quickie 55 SECOND hearing over his 'unreasonable behaviour'

By Sarah Bull

They split over a year ago.

But now, 14 months after they announced the end of their relationship, Katie Price has divorced her second husband Alex Reid over his 'unreasonable behaviour'.

A judge at the High Court in London granted the glamour model-turned-businesswoman a decree nisi in proceedings which lasted just 55 seconds.

It's over... officially: Katie Price and Alex Reid are now officially divorced over his 'unreasonable behaviour'

Neither party was present for the pronouncement of the decree by District Judge Anne Aitken, who ruled the marriage had 'irretrievably broken down'.

The exes will have to wait until five to six weeks before their divorce is officially formalised with a decree absolute.

In a question-and-answer style divorce document Price was asked if the behaviour of the respondent - Alex Aristides Reid - was continuing. She put a cross in the box for 'yes'.

No information was included in documents made public today about the 'unreasonable behaviour'.

In the section asking her to enter her occupation, Price describes herself as 'TV personality, author, businesswoman'.

Moving on: Katie is also divorced from Peter Andre (left). She has most recently been romantically linked to on-off boyfriend Leandro Penna

The couple married in Las Vegas in February 2010, shortly after cagefighter Reid finished a stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

They had been dating for around seven months when they tied the knot.

In January last year, the 33-year-old mother of three - also known as Jordan - confirmed she had separated from Reid.

Announcing the news, Price said in a statement: '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.'

Although no specifications were made today about the 'unreasonable behaviour',Katie has previously spoken out about Reid's 'desire to promote himself' causing issues in their relationship.

And the glamour model insisted his obsession caused him to change during their union.

She has previously said that his 'desire to promote himself caused a change in the dynamic of our relationship and contributed to our alienation'.

When the pair first started up their romance, Alex was a cagefighter and a struggling actor, but he was thrust into the spotlight when he began dating the reality star.

He then started to appear on Katie's ITV2 reality show, before going on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother in 2010.

And the appearance gave him more exposure as he was eventually crowned winner of the series, beating the likes of Katie's other ex Dane Bowers, Vinnie Jones and Ivana Trump.

Katie quoted her dismay at his changed personality when she filed a 600-word statement at the time of their separation, stating that she married Alex n 'too quickly' and that he had 'changed' from the 'man I fell in love with'.

She was previously married to singer Peter Andre, with whom she has two children.

Reid is now engaged to glamour model Chantelle Houghton, with whom he is expecting his first child.



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