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Katie pays the price of long-distance love-in

KATIE Price has split from her boyfriend of two years, Argentinian model Leandro Penna.

Price (34), told fans through her website that despite having "a deep affection for each other" the couple had decided to part ways.

The former glamour model, who met the 27-year-old at the Oscars in 2011, blamed the break-up on the pair being apart for so long because of having work and families on different continents.

But she insisted that whomever he ended up with would be "a very lucky girl", and denied rumours that their separation was anything to do with "a boy band member".


In a statement the mother-of-three said: "Leo and I have had a lovely fun time for a couple of years, we will always feel deep affection for each other, but sometimes relationships just run their course.

"Pressures of work on different continents, natural demands of family ties, and careers, have meant we have spent a huge amount of time apart even when we were in the same country.

"This meant it was difficult for the relationship to move forward.

"Accordingly, we've mutually decided to call it a day, but we really wish each other nothing but the very best and will remain best of friends, whoever he eventually settles down with will be a very lucky girl."

Price's latest heartache comes after her two highly-publicised marriages to singer Pete Andre and cage fighter Alex Reid, from whom she separated in January last year.