Katie Price has confirmed her marriage is in trouble.

The British star - who wed Alex Reid in a quickie service in Las Vegas last February after dating him for six months - has confirmed reports their relationship is on the rocks and that they have gone on holiday to try and work through their problems.

She wrote on her twitter page: "To answer my fans questions news of the world did a accurate story sunday about our marriage in crises . always look on bright side xx (sic)"

The couple flew out to an exclusive resort located on an island in the Indian Ocean on Christmas Day (25.12.10) in a bid to save their marriage.

Despite their difficulties, Katie, 32, and 35-year-old Alex are said to be determined to rescue their romance.

A source said: "It is no exaggeration to say that the marriage is in crisis. They needed some time on their own without any distractions to talk and see if they have something worth saving. They love each other very much and are doing everything they can to make it work.

"The fact that they have jetted away shows their commitment to making it work. They haven't done it to get some glitzy deal. They have done it because they both need to do some hard talking."

Katie - who has three children, Harvey, Junior and Princess Tiaamii from previous relationships - first started dating Alex in July 2009 just weeks after splitting from her husband Peter Andre

They tied the knot in Las Vegas on 2 February 2010 and had the marriage blessed in a lavish ceremony in July.