PETER Andre says he won’t rush into marriage because “you need to be
together for a reasonable period of time before taking that next step”.
The reality star, who is in a relationship with medical student Emily
MacDonagh, says that while they are very much in love, they have only been
dating for nine months, and it’s “too soon” to start thinking
Pete’s ex-wife Katie
Price recently got hitched to her third husband, part-time stripper
Kieran Hayler, after knowing him for just eight weeks.
Pete, 40, told new! magazine: “I think in this industry people are
expected to get married quickly, but I don’t want to rush into it. I still
believe in the traditional way.
“I know I haven’t had a successful marriage but I still want to do my
best to make it right next time.
Whirlwind wedding … Kieran Hayler and Katie Price wed after dating for just eight weeks
“I’m not always sensible and perfect, but I just want to try and do
things a bit more sensibly this time.
“Emily and I have known each other for years, but have only been dating
for nine months and you need to be together for a reasonable period of time
before taking that next step.”
Asked how long that period was, Mysterious Girl singer Pete said: “I
“I’m just conscious that she’s got another nine months left of her
university course. In a year from now, she’ll be Dr Emily MacDonagh.”
And while West Sussex-based Pete may not be ready to pop the question just
yet, it seems the couple are planning to move closer together once Emily
finishes her studies in Bristol.
He added: “We’re working everything towards us being together, but there
are no concrete plans.”
Loved-up … Peter Andre says girlfriend Emily MacDonagh is ‘beautiful and wonderful’
Pete, who split from Katie in 2009, also revealed that he is determined to get
things right with 23-year-old Emily for the sake of his children Princess
and Junior, who have become very close to the brunette.
He said: “Junior still thinks Emily is his girlfriend and Princess thinks
Emily is her best buddy.
“They’re very attached to her, which makes it harder for me, because I
want to make sure everything works out right with Emily because I know how
close my kids are to her.
“I want to make sure we do everything correctly. She’s a big part of
their lives. They love her.”
And it seems Pete’s kids aren’t the only ones who are besotted with Emily.
He gushed: “I’ve got myself a loyal, sensible, beautiful and wonderful
“She’s great in every way – a natural beauty.”