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Emily MacDonagh - Biography

Emily Andrea is the wife of 'I Feel You' and 'Mysterious Girl' singer Peter Andre

Emily MacDonagh posing for a photo on a red carpet in a red dress
Hannah Watkin
Hannah WatkinContent Writer
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Emily MacDonagh was born on 16 August 1989. Some 16 years Peter Andre's junior, Emily shot to fame after she was revealed to be dating the 'Mysterious Girl' singer in 2012. A a medical student at Bristol University, Emily and Peter's love story began in 2010 when her father, surgeon Ruaraidh MacDonagh operated on Peter to remove some kidney stones. They began dating two years later. 

Family life

Emily is the eldest of five children and grew up with her brothers in Bridgwater, Somerset, before following her father into medicine. Having started dating Peter, Emily appeared on her beau's ITV2 reality show, Peter Andre: My Life, in which she expressed some concerns about whether she'd be accepted as Peter's new girlfriend. "I hope his family like me," she said, "And I know he feels the same way, as what your family think is so important." Luckily, the 'I Feel You' singer's children with his ex-wife Katie Price, Junior and Princess Tiaamii, warmed to Emily immediately. 

Soon after their romance began, Peter made the decision to step back from reality TV, saying: "Emily is a little bit more private, I want to stick up for her, to protect her." A few months after her graduation in 2013, the trainee doctor fell pregnant. It didn't take Peter's fans long to catch on when he was seen tenderly patting her tummy. He wrote in his column: "We were going to keep this to ourselves a little bit longer, but as everyone's been asking, I am very happy to tell you that Emily MacDonagh and I are having a baby, and we are over the moon." 

Getting married

The pair's little girl Amelia was born in January 2014 and a few weeks later the couple announced their engagement. Emily married Peter in July 2015, and in November 2016, the couple welcomed a son: Theodore James. Every so often the proud parents take to social media to share rare insights into their lives with their children.

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