Peter Andre's wife Emily defends Meghan Markle’s mental health battle and insists we should be ‘more open’

PETER Andre's wife Emily has defended Meghan Markle's mental health claims and encouraged fans to "take it seriously".

The 31-year-old NHS doctor has insisted we should be "more open" in talking about and listening to the experiences of others.

In her column with OK! Magazine, mum-of-two Emily addressed the "controversial" Oprah interview, in which the Duchess of Sussex said she felt suicidal.

"I just didn't see a solution, I didn't want to be alive anymore," pregnant Meghan, 39, revealed in the tell-all chat, breaking down in tears.

"We've got to have an open narrative on mental health," Emily wrote. "We always have to take it seriously when someone discloses something like suicidal thoughts.

"For people watching who are having a similar experience, they may be comforted by hearing Meghan has gone through the same thing.

"It’s a shame that she felt that this was the only way to get her voice heard and that it’s created so much animosity.

"Maybe a positive to come out of this is that mental health is at the forefront of everyone’s conversations."

Emily, who is wife of Peter Andre, 48, and mother of the couple's children Amelia, 7, and Theo, 4, also addressed Piers Morgan's GMB walkout over the issue.

TV presenter Piers quit his post as Good Morning Britain's host after clashing with weatherman Alex Beresford live on air over the issue.

"Piers caused huge controversy when he said he 'didn't believe' Meghan," Emily continued. "Despite what's gone on, Piers is a great presenter and I think he'll be missed on Good Morning Britain."

In the same column, Emily addressed Michelle Keegan's admission that her family no longer ask if she and husband Mark Wright "are going to have a baby".

Doctor Emily defended their decision as "not everyone has [a baby] as part of their narrative".

The star encouraged people not to pester the couple or other's like them over their "deeply personal" reasons.

It comes after Emily shared a rare photo of both her children for Mother's Day, kissing daughter Amelia on the forehead.

Taking to her Instagram stories, the NHS doctor shared a series of sweet pictures with Amelia and four-year-old Theo, including hand-made cards the children had given her.

In one shot, Emily, who appeared relaxed under a duvet and in pyjamas, kissed her daughter on the head while Theo watched on in a tender moment.

"To all those mums out there doing an amazing job," the mum-of-two captioned the post, alongside a "Happy Mother's Day" sticker.

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