Glamour model Katie Price has hired Sir Paul McCartney's divorce lawyer as she prepares to end her marriage to Aussie pop star Peter Andre.
Friends claim the Brit has accepted her three-and-a-half year marriage is over and she now wants a quickie divorce so she can get on with her life - and she's hired top lawyer Fiona Shackleton, who has also represented Prince Charles and Madonna, to fight for her in court.
A source tells Britain's News of the World newspaper, "It's sad, but she's (Price) given up the fight. She now accepts she's never getting Peter back and is ready to move on with her life. It hasn't been easy but she knows it's necessary to enable her to eventually get on with things."
The couple spent the first few months of the year shooting a reality TV show in Los Angeles and Andre and Price split upon their return to the U.K.
Andre has applied for a decree nisi and insiders suggest he'll cite unreasonable behaviour as the reason for the separation.
Meanwhile, the strain of the break-up is beginning to show on Price - she seemed tired and unhappy during a modelling assignment in London on Sunday (31May09), and revealed she felt "s**t and ugly", adding, "I haven't felt this low in ages."