Peter Andre has confirmed the news that he has split from Elen Rivas – but insists the pair will remain close.
Writing in his magazine column, the 37-year-old revealed: "I did adore Elen, she is so stunning and I know we will remain good friends.
"But the fact is I just didn’t get the chance to see her in the end.
"It's not fair for me to ask her to put up with me being on the road for weeks at a time."
The Australian singer also denied reports that the couple's romance was a stunt to generate publicity for the pair.
"I'm hurt that some people have suggested our relationship wasn’t real," he added. "I would never be part of something like that."
Peter and Elen, the ex-wife of footballer Frank Lampard, started dating at the end of last year
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