There were smiles of relief and hugs from his supporters as Peter Andre learnt that his three-and-a-half year marriage to Katie Price was officially over.
Holding back tears outside his lawyer's office, he told his brother Michael and manager, Claire Powell: "At last I'm free to love again".
He added: "It's over. I've moved on. It's been hard but you guys have always been there for me.
"I've been hurt by this but I'm a stronger man now. I can cope with anything."
The decree absolute ending the union follows the granting of a decree nisi – the penultimate