Leandro Penna blasts ex Katie Price as "crazy" and "insane"
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The Argentinian model and glamour girl Katie, who got engaged in April, announced their split this week - and now Leandro has claimed that he was the one who ended things.
Leandro, 27, told South American Caras magazine: “I left her simply because she is crazy. Katie’s brain is not wired right, or the wires don’t connect properly.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with her. I was thinking it over recently and one day I packed my bags and left.
"There was nothing else I could do. She was driving me insane.”
Leo's words contrast to Katie's earlier statement about the break-up, which insisted the pair had ended "mutually" and on good terms.
She wrote on her website: "Leo and I have had a lovely fun time for a couple of years, we will always feel deep affection for each other, but sometimes relationships just run their course.
"Pressures of work on different continents, natural demands of family ties, and careers, have meant we have spent a huge amount of time apart even when we were in the same country. This meant it was difficult for the relationship to move forward.
"Accordingly we've mutually decided to call it a day, but we really wish each other nothing but the very best and will remain best of friends, whoever he eventually settles down with will be a very lucky girl."
The couple's break up comes amid rumours Katie had been sending flirty texts to 18-year-old X Factor hopeful Dan Ferrari-Lane.
Katie, 34, is said to have exchanged a string of messages with the District 3 singer after they met at a London hotel where they were both staying two weeks ago.
But Katie was quick to shoot down these rumours in her statement.
She wrote: "Quite separately, it is unfortunate that this separation coincides with some utterly ridiculous and silly stories about a boy band member.
"This has nothing to do with the ending of Kate and Leo's relationship and her contact with the boy band member has been entirely innocent and platonic. It is shame that certain magazines are seeking to make more of it."