Peter Andre reassured Emily MacDonagh's dad about romance
The Mysterious Girl singer, 39, has been on a string of dates with 23-year-old Emily, who's the daughter of Peter's friend and former surgeon, Dr Ru.
Pete's not bothered about their 16-year age gap, but he didn't like it when the press started labelling medical student Emily a "toygirl".
He tells New! magazine: "She is someone I have a lot of respect for so when they were saying, 'Pete's toygirl', I felt bad for her family.
"I rang Dr Ru and he said, 'I know it's not you' but I wanted him to know people will realise Emily is a classy girl."
Pete seems smitten with brunette Emily, though he insists they're not officially boyfriend and girlfriend just yet.
He's known Emily's family for a while and is confident that they're happy about the pair's blossoming romance.
He added: "I don't want to speak for them but I would like to think that both our families absolutely adore each other."