Peter Andre shares heartache and pines for his parents as he celebrates 48th birthday in lockdown
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Peter Andre has shared his heartache over missing his parents while he celebrates his 48th birthday without them.
The Mysterious Girl singer, who turned 48 on Saturday 27 February, shared a throwback photo of himself smiling with his sister Debbie and their parents Savvas and Thea.
Peter’s mum and dad are currently living in Australia and he has been separated from them amid the pandemic due to the international travel ban.
The dad-of-four shared the photo with his 1.6million Instagram followers and shared his mixed emotions about his lockdown birthday.
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He wrote in the caption: “I am so so very grateful for all the incredible messages for my birthday and even more grateful that I have Emily, Junior, Princess, Amelia and Theo here.
“But I crave more than anything to have my mum and dad and sister here. Love you all so much . And of course my brothers”.
Peter later decided to prove to fans he’s still got is as she shared a topless video of himself on his special day.
Speaking in the clip, he told fans: “And just like that I’m 48 years old. Yeah I’ve got my shirt off because I figured I’m training hard, two years time I’m turning 50 so I figured I’d make the most of it.
“48 feeling great,” he said while flexing his arms.
Peter posted the video on his Instagram story and wrote in the caption: “Today I’m 48….and feeling great. Ps. Excuse the lit up nips”.
He was flooded with well wishes in the comments of his post and his son Junior Andre, who was recently called a mirror of him and ex Katie Price, said: “Love you popsss. Have the best day u deserve it”.
Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas added: “Happy birthday pal, looking good hope you have a great day”.
And Christine McGuinness wrote: “Happy birthday!”
Earlier this year, Peter revealed he had contacted the Australian embassy in a bid to see his elderly parents.
Opening up about his heartbreak in his column for new! magazine, the reality star said: “My number one priority this year is to go and see my mum and dad in Australia, as I miss them too much.
“I’m anxiously awaiting the borders opening as it's been upsetting not seeing them, especially as my mum isn't very well.”
He went on to explain that he hoped he could fly to Australia because of his mum's ill health, but he was denied the right to because it wasn't deemed enough of an emergency.
“I actually contacted the Australian Embassy because there are special circumstances whereby family members can fly over, but sadly I don't fit the criteria,” Peter divulged.
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