Peter Andre defended buying his son Junior a £ 25,000 car for his 17th birthday because he discovered the vehicle was “not brand new”.
The singer (49) honored his son with an Audi A1 for his 17th birthday, despite the fact that Junior is not yet able to drive because he has just started classes.
But Peter defended ‘spoiling’ Junior because he found out the vehicle was used and said he didn’t think buying him a new car would ‘set a real example’.
Gift: Peter Andre defended buying his son Junior a £ 25,000 car for his 17th birthday because he discovered the vehicle “was not brand new”
Enrollment new! magazine, he said: ‘Maybe I spoiled him with an Audi A1, which he really wanted, but it wasn’t completely new – so it wasn’t exactly what he wanted!
‘I don’t think a new car would set a real example. He started classes and I’m sure it won’t be long before he’s on the road. ‘
Last week, Junior revealed that his father gave him a car worth £ 25,000 with a personalized license plate for his 17th birthday.
The singer, whose mother is Katie Price, made his debut with his new vehicle on his Instagram page last Monday when he revealed that it was the car of his ‘dreams’.
Flash: The singer (49) honored his son with an Audi A1 for his 17th birthday, despite the fact that Junior still can’t drive because he has just started classes
For a moment, Junior was sitting on the hood of a gleaming black Audi holding the keys to a car with a personalized license plate with his name written on it.
Junior cut a casual figure in black jeans, a dark sweatshirt and blue high-top sneakers as he celebrated his birthday.
In a caption with the announcement, Junior said he was “grateful” for the generous gift and talked about his debut single Slide as he followed in his father’s musical footsteps.
He pushed, ‘I couldn’t be more grateful now. I’m releasing my debut single ‘SLIDE’ this Friday, June 17th and my dad just bought me the car of my dreams. ‘
Since its release, Junior’s debut single Slide has topped the UK iTunes pop list.
Present: But Peter defended Junior’s ‘spoiling’ because he found out that the vehicle was used and said that he did not think that the purchase of a new car would ‘be a real example’ for him.
His father Peter also celebrated his son’s birthday on Instagram with a sweet post, praising Junior for his generosity and for being a “great son”.
Hitmaker Mysterious Girl has shared a montage of footage of him and Junior through the centuries, including their recent selfies at the Unicef event.
He wrote: ‘You are kind, humble, generous. You work hard and you study hard. You are a great brother and a great person.
‘But the best part of all this for me is that you’re a great son. You are my son. And I am proud in every way. HAPPY 17th birthday @officialjunior_andre. ‘
On the eve of Junior’s birthday, Peter said he would not buy his son an expensive car because it had to be ‘reasonable’.
Happy: Junior, whose mother is Katie Price, debuted with his new vehicle on his Instagram page last Monday when he discovered it was the car of his ‘dreams’
He typed new!! magazine: I spent last week looking for his first car and asked him to give me a list of models he likes to make the gift a surprise that day.
‘I don’t want it to flash too much. This is his first car and he must be reasonable. ‘
Peter also shares his daughter Princess (14) with his ex-wife Katie, while he also shares children Amelia (8) and Theodora (5) with his wife Emily.
In addition to starting his music career, he became a Junior a global sensation after visiting Binley Mega Chippy and filming TikTok video outside.
The chips shop in Coventry was flooded with tourists arriving even from faraway places like Portugal and Australia after an interesting music video was released on TikTok.
Retrospective: Peter celebrated his son’s birthday by sharing a series of cute shots of him and Junior
Sweet: In the caption, Peter also praised Junior for his generosity and for being a “great son” while celebrating his birthday
And Junior was caught up in fanfare after he filmed himself outside showing a line of customers waiting in line from the store.
The Binley Mega Chippy is attracting thousands of buyers from across the UK and the world after fans bragged about it on social media.
Owner Kamal Gandhi, 70, has now recorded a staggering 30 percent profit growth, with rows of fans regularly seen outside.
Junior has been seen performing his new song Slide in front of the now-famous chippy.
Career: Junior also recently celebrated the release of his debut single Slide while following in his father’s musical footsteps
He began, ‘I’m spying with my two eyes, something that starts with B.’
The video then changed to Junior standing in front of a fish and french fries vendor as the words ‘Binley Mega Chippy’ played along to some music.
The clip quickly went viral on TikTok with more than 2.6 million people watching it.
Junior is following in his father’s footsteps as he begins his career in the music industry, and Peter recently revealed that he manages his son.
Viral: In addition to starting his music career, Junior became a global sensation after visiting Binley Mega Chippy and recording a TikTok video outside
In April, he virtually appeared in Lorraine on Wednesday and told host Christine Lampard that he was ‘proud but also scared’ for his son the musician.
During the conversation, Peter explained, “I took him to the studio and he walked into the booths and everyone was like‘ oh! ’. And I said, ‘Look, let’s focus on him for now.’
Peter has revealed that he is in a way his manager, but he wants to make sure he has the freedom to do his own thing, saying: ‘I manage him in the sense that I am with him all the way. We want to give him some artistic freedom. ‘
The father of four appeared at the Australian New Faces singing competition at the age of 16, making a name for himself with his singles Mysterious Girl and Flava.
Family: Peter (pictured with wife Emily) also shares his daughter Princess (14) with ex-wife Katie, while also shares children Amelia (8) and Theodora (5) with wife Emily