Katie Price and Alex Reid’s marriage close to breakdown

43412, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Monday August 9 2010. Katie Price aka Jordan at the afterparty for The Expendables at Planet Hollywood in London. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

It seems that the love story that is Katie and Alex might be coming to an end after just six months of marriage.

Alex went to stay with his parents, following a series of rows, backbiting and bickering, reports the Sunday Mirror.

“Damn, Katie, I can only take so much. Unless things change, this will end up like you and Peter Andre,” the newspaper reports Alex as shouting during one argument.

Soon afterwards, Katie was spotted without her wedding ring as she set off for a holiday in Portugal without Alex.

Alex says he “feels cheated” by their marriage and fears she has just used him to get publicity for her books and singing career.

A “loyal confidante” of Alex’s told the newspaper that Katie can’t get over her obsession with Peter Andre.

“Their rows start off as petty arguments,” said the source.

“Often this will be her refusing to listen to him or caring at all about his opinion. But then they escalate into full-blown rows which more than often stray onto the subject of Pete.”

The friend continued: “Alex says she just can’t seem to let go. She’s infatuated by every tiny precise detail about him in every newspaper and magazine.”