Pete Bennett has announced that he has ‘finally’ divorced his wife Gemma Rattus – better known as Cheri – after 11 years.
The Big Brother star, 39, shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday via FaceTime with a candid snap of the couple celebrating.
Clarifying that the pair remain cordial, Pete ended his caption: ‘Love you ex-wife lol’.
End of the Road: Big Brother star Pete Bennett announced Wednesday that he has ‘finally’ divorced Cheri after 11 years
He wrote, ‘It’s official me and @rattusgemma are finally divorced after 11 years. Today my decree has become absolute..
‘Great to celebrate on FaceTime but the next time we meet there will be a proper party. Love you x wife lol’.
Cheri cemented their civil ties by replying: ‘❤️ More than a decade married, and still talking and in love with each other. I’d say it’s great! ️’
The good news: The 39-year-old shared the news on Instagram, along with candid photos of the couple celebrating via FaceTime
Civil: Clarifying that the pair remain amicable, Pete ends his caption: ‘Love you ex-wife lol’
On Good Terms: Cheri Strengthens Their Civil Relations
Divorce: Pete said it was ‘too nice to celebrate on FaceTime’
TV personality Aislain Horgan-Wallace commented: ‘Hahaha congrats guys… looks like I need to be a divorced bride for this too ️’
Meanwhile, fans had opposite reactions, with one voicing their confusion and the other joking that ‘you both are taking it well.’
A third wrote: ‘Didn’t even know he was married!’
Reaction: Meanwhile, fans had opposite reactions, one voicing their confusion and the other joking ‘You both are taking it well’
The pair married in 2010 and screened their ceremony on the TV program Four Weddings.
Earlier this year, Pete described how he struggled to maintain his relationship after his Big Brother romance with late ex-girlfriend Nikki Graham.
talking to Warmth Following his death in April at the age of 38, Pete described how the couple felt ‘under pressure’ when they left the Big Brother house in 2006 and came under public scrutiny.
Nikki’s body was found at her London home on 10 April, a day after she was discharged from Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester after a three-week stay, with her closest and dearest insisting she was ‘very Early’ was released.
‘Everybody wanted one of us and we were doing big interviews together as a couple but people were watching our every move and it was so much pressure – I guess without telling Big Brother he’d be there for me Too much to handle!’ Pete accepted.
Heartache: Earlier this year, Pete described how he struggled to maintain his relationship with late ex-girlfriend Nikki Graham following his Big Brother romance (the couple pictured in 2006).