Peter Andre refuses to have his 'Katie' tattoo removed from his wedding finger.

The 'Mysterious Girl' singer, who is divorcing wife Katie Price, has no intention of getting rid of the etching he had done when they married in 2005 as she is still the mother of his children so will always be a part of his life.

When asked whether he would follow Katie's lead, who had an 'X' put over her 'Peter' tattoo, he told UK TV show 'This Morning' today (16.07.09): "Getting rid of my tattoo is nowhere near a priority and I don't think I will. I don't want the kids to pick up on any hostilities between us so I need to put them first.

"At the end of the day she'll always be in my life because she's the mother of my children."

Pete also revealed he could barely speak for the first five weeks following their split and while he's still hurting deeply, he will never discuss their break-up in detail.

The star - who raises three children, stepson Harvey, seven, Junior, four, and two-year-old Princess Tiaamii, with Katie - said: "There's so much I want to say, but I don't think I will ever be able to because I have to think about my children.

"I have continued to do my reality TV show with the same crew me and Kate used for our shows together. But they only began filming three weeks ago as for the first five weeks I could barely speak."

Peter and Katie split in May after three-and-a-half years of marriage.

The 31-year-old beauty recently gave a TV interview to Piers Morgan, revealing intimate details about the split including news she suffered a miscarriage just weeks before the break-up.