Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Pete Bennett has announced that he’s ‘finally’ divorced his wife Gemma Rattus – better known as Cherry – after 11 years.

The Big Brother star, 39, shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday, alongside candid snaps of the couple celebrating via FaceTime. 

Making it clear the pair remain amicable, Pete concluded his caption: ‘Love u Ex-wife lol ♡’.

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

End of the road: Big Brother star Pete Bennett announced on Wednesday that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years

In full, he wrote: ‘It’s official me and @rattusgemma are finally DIVORCED after 11 years. Got my decree absolute in today.. 

‘Great to celebrate over FaceTime but will have a proper party next time we meet up. Love u Ex-wife lol ♡’.

Cherry reinforced their civil relationship by replying: ‘❤️ over a decade of marriage, and still talking and love each other. I’d say that’s pretty damn good! ❤️’

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Good news: The 39-year-old shared the news on Instagram, alongside candid snaps of the couple celebrating via FaceTime

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Civil: Making it clear the pair remain amicable, Pete concluded his caption: ‘Love u Ex-wife lol ♡’

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

On good terms: Cherry reinforced their civil relationship

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Divorce: Pete said it was ‘great to celebrate over FaceTime’

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA
, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Happier times: The pair got married in 2010 and screened their ceremony on the TV programme Four Weddings

TV personality Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace commented: ‘Hahaha congratulations guys…. feel like I need to be a divorcee bridesmaid for this too ❤️’

Meanwhile, fans had contrasting reactions, with one voicing their confusion and another joking ‘you two are taking it well.’

A third penned: ‘Didn’t even know he was married!’ 

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Response: Meanwhile, fans had contrasting reactions, with one voicing their confusion and another joking ‘you two are taking it well’

The pair got married in 2010 and screened their ceremony on the TV programme Four Weddings. 

Earlier this year, Pete described how he struggled to maintain his relationship with late ex-girlfriend Nikki Grahame following their Big Brother romance.

Speaking to Heat Magazine following her death at 38 in April, 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 discovered on April 10 in her London home, a day after she was discharged from Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester after a three week stay, with her nearest and dearest insisting she was released ‘too early’. 

‘Everyone wanted a piece of us and we were doing big interviews together as a couple but people were watching our every move and it so much pressure – I think she was too much for me to handle without Big Brother telling her off!’ Pete admitted.

, Big Brother star Pete Bennett announces that he’s ‘finally’ divorced Cherry after 11 years, The Today News USA

Heartache: Earlier this year, Pete described how he struggled to maintain his relationship with late ex-girlfriend Nikki Grahame following their Big Brother romance (the couple pictured in 2006)