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Peter Andre pays touching tribute to 'unbelievably loyal' friend

The singer took to Instagram with a sweet message

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Gemma Strong
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Peter Andre is head over heels in love with his wife of five years, Emily MacDonagh – but there is another very special lady in his life. Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the singer paid tribute to his "unbelievably loyal" friend and manager, Claire Powell.

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Pete, 47, shared a series of photos, along with some touching words for Claire. He wrote: "To my dear friend and manager of 27 years. You are such an incredible person. You are a wonderful mum, a strong woman, an amazing manager and most of all an unbelievably loyal and trustworthy friend. Happy birthday! Love always, Pete."

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Claire has worked with a number of celebrities in the past, including Katie Price when she was still married to Pete. The pair stopped working together in May 2009, following the announcement that Katie and Pete were ending their three-year marriage.

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Of course, Pete went on to find love with doctor Emily, whom he married in July 2015. The loved-up couple share two children together – Amelia, six, and three-year-old Theo. Pete is also a father to 15-year-old Junior and 13-year-old Princess from his romance with Katie.

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Pete shared a sweet birthday message for his manager, Claire

While Junior and Princess have stepped into the spotlight, Pete and Emily have made a conscious decision to protect their children’s privacy. But in May, the Australian singer caused a stir when he inadvertently showed Theo’s face for the first time on TV.

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The mishap occurred while he was talking to the Loose Women panel from the family home, and little Theo came into shot. Taking to Instagram to share a screengrab of the TV moment, he remarked: "I'm sooo in the dog house. Hey accidents happen we are in lockdown... @loosewomen @itv."

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Little Theo made a surprise appearance on Loose Women

Pete previously told Closer magazine: "Emily's one of those parents that doesn't want it, so I've got to respect that." He added: "I still get away with little things... There have been times where I've posted stuff and you can't really see the kids' faces... I post photos of them because I'm proud of them and of these beautiful moments but I also understand that not everyone wants that."

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