London: Cage fighter Alex Reid says his ex-wife Katie Price will always have a special place in his heart as he has learnt a lot from her.
"I`m deeply sad it didn`t work out. I was devastated. But now I can actually smile about it and think, `Thank you very much`. Big learning curve - But she`ll always have a special place in my heart. I would have given my life for her," Reid told new! magazine.
"I am a romantic for better or for worse, so yeah, that hurts. I wish it had worked out. It`s sad because I was fighting the whole way to save it. It wasn`t my choice (to split)," he added.
Reid has now moved with British reality TV star Chantelle Houghton and said he is completely smitten by her, reports contactmusic.com.
"The great thing about Chantelle is that she`s so feminine, a real lady. It`s nice to be with someone who`s a real lady," he said.
"She really is just so sweet, so girly. I`m cheeky. I`m like a little kid and I play around, I make little bum jokes. I tone that down a bit. She`s not a prude, she`ll find it funny, but I want to be a gentleman. She doesn`t swear either. We`ve got a lot in common," he added.