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Peaches Geldof to end her six-month marriage

Los Angeles, February 8: Merely six months after their marriage, British teen socialite Peaches Geldof and her rock musician husband Max Drummey are getting a divorce, the couple confirmed yesterday.

Peaches and Max confirmed their separation in a joint statement yesterday saying they are ending their six-month marriage and that their split is mutual and amicable.

Their statement said: “After much soul- searching we have made a mutual decision to end our marriage and have agreed to go our separate ways.”

The statement added: “Our parting is amicable and both of us still respect and care about each other immensely. There were no other people involved in this decision and we both look forward to a future as good friends.”

A spokeswoman for the British socialite and occasional broadcaster, Peaches Geldof, said that after the split Peaches would continue to split her time between New York and London on various media and fashion projects, while the American musician Drummey will be continuing his role with indie band Chester French.

"There will be no further comment," the spokeswoman said.

Peaches, the 19-year-old daughter of Irish rock icon Sir Bob Geldof, and Drummey, the 24-year-old U.S. rock star from the band Chester French, married at A Little White Chapel in Las Vegas last August.

Peaches met Drummey just a month before their whirlwind wedding after leaving her then boyfriend Faris Badwan, the 21-year-old musician from the band The Horrors.

Born in London in 1989, Peaches writes for a fashion magazine in New York. In 2005, she also wrote and presented her own reality TV program, Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind. Then came a follow-up “Peaches Geldof: Teen America” which was aired on Sky One in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2006.

Peaches has also worked as a guest reporter for “Tonight with Trevor McDonald” for the ITV network. In addition, she presented “The beginner's guide to Islam” and T4's coverage of the NME Awards 2007 for Channel 4.

She has also written several columns and articles for “The Daily Telegraph,” “The Guardian” and “Elle Girl” magazine.