Emily MacDonagh reveals that Peter Andre has told her she should walk away because of his anxiety


by Emma Dodds |
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Peter Andre's wife Emily MacDonagh has opened up about her husband's struggle with anxiety, revealing that he has even encouraged her to walk away from their marriage.

Emily, 28, married Peter in July 2015 and they share two children together - Amelia, three, and eight-month-old Theo.

But whilst Emily, who is a junior doctor, and Pete appear to have the perfect life together, Emily has opened up about Pete's anxiety, revealing that it's still a major issue for the both of them.

Peter and Emily have been married for two years (Credit: Instagram/ Peter Andre) ©Instagram/ Peter Andre

In an interview with OK! Magazine, Emily confessed: "Pete has been suffering from anxiety and he said that I should walk away from him, but I always said to him that we're a team.

"We're in it together."

It's heartwarming to hear about how about Emily supports her husband, but it can take its toll on her.

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She admitted that it wasn't "straightforward", and added: "It's very important not to forget the pressure of a mental illness on family members."

Emily made this comment in reference to Ant McPartlin's wife Lisa Armstrong, who has been supporting her husband through his stay in rehab for addictions to alcohol and prescription drugs.

She went on: "When someone is suffering from mental health problems, it can be easy for families to be pushed apart, even when you love someone so much.

"The situation will have put a lot of pressure on her, but there is support out there for family members who may be dealing with something like this."

Emily MacDonagh
Peter has championed breastfeeding with photos of Emily (Credit: Instagram / peterandre) ©Instagram / peterandre

Peter himself bravely opened up about his anxiety on This Morning earlier this year.

He told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "This is such an important subject. It manifests itself. Everyone thinks, 'You can't beat it' or, 'It's only going to get worse', and that's exactly what I thought."

He's a very hands-on dad! (Credit: Instagram/ Peter Andre) ©Instagram/ Peter Andre

Peter opened up about his struggles after Ayda Field, the wife of Robbie Williams, spoke out about his struggles with anxiety.

Peter added: "Ayda explained on Loose Women that sometimes if there are red carpet events or if there's a party, that Robbie would cancel last minute or something would happen and he'd freak out and say, 'I can't do it' and I thought, 'That's what I've had all these years'. It was social anxiety.

"I would literally at the last minute ring up my manager and say, 'I can't go' and she'd be like, 'What's wrong?' and I would say anything to get out of it."

Have you ever suffered from anxiety? What do you make of Emily's comments? Let us know over on Facebook and Twitter.


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