In­side Jordan’s se­cret nightmare

With a third mar­riage on the brink and dev­as­tat­ing news about her mum, Jordan’s left reel­ing as her life un­rav­els

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❛IT’S AS IF SHE’S LIV­ING IN A SOAP OPERA AND RE­AL­ITY HAS BE­COME DISTORTED❜

She’s made mil­lions on the back of her con­tro­ver­sial per­sona, mar­riage scan­dals and love of surgery – and has openly ad­mit­ted she thrives on cre­at­ing drama to stop her­self get­ting “bored.”

But last week, Jordan dropped another se­ries of bomb­shells, af­ter re­veal­ing on TV she suf­fered a mis­car­riage just days be­fore she un­cov­ered hus­band Kieran Hayler’s al­leged year-long af­fair with their chil­dren’s nanny, as well as the heart­break­ing news her mum Amy is dy­ing from a ter­mi­nal ill­ness.

COPING MECHANISM

Sources say Jordan, real name Katie Price, has also faced spec­u­la­tion that Kieran’s lat­est scan­dal with nanny Nikki Brown, 40, is a pub­lic­ity stunt to pro­mote an up­com­ing book, and is se­cretly strug­gling to cope as her life spi­rals out of con­trol. A source says: “Katie’s got so much drama go­ing on, it’s as if she’s liv­ing in a soap opera and re­al­ity has be­come distorted.

“In the past, it’s seemed like she or­ches­trates a lot of the crazi­ness in a bid to dis­tract her­self from the pain of the re­al­ity of her per­sonal life. She usu­ally thrives on the drama, but with ev­ery­thing that’s hap­pen­ing – and now her mum be­ing ter­mi­nally ill – it’s sent her to rock bot­tom and she’s told friends it’s the dark­est time of her life.

“Katie prides her­self on be­ing ex­tremely tough and even cap­i­tal­is­ing on the con­stant drama – but there’s only so much pain she can take.”

The source adds: “She’s stuck in a nightmare – she’s fac­ing the aw­ful prospect that her mum is dy­ing, her mar­riage is fall­ing apart, and that she may strug­gle to find a new part­ner if she does de­cide to di­vorce Kieran. She feels trapped be­cause no mat­ter which way she turns there’s heartache.”

The mum-of-five, 39, ap­peared on TV with mum Amy, 64, who spoke about her bat­tle with a ter­mi­nal lung con­di­tion, which gives suf­fer­ers a life ex­pectancy of three to five years.

CHEATING SCAN­DAL

She also en­dured a back­lash over claims that Kieran, who pre­vi­ously cheated on his wife with her best pals Jane Pount­ney and Chrissy Thomas in 2014, had had an af­fair with their chil­dren’s nanny Nikki.

Jordan’s ex-hus­band, Alex Reid, ac­cused her of mak­ing up

Her life is in­fa­mously lit­tered with fall­outs and bit­ter feuds – but Jordan has al­ways re­mained close to her fam­ily.

Her half-brother Danny, 42, has man­aged her ca­reer and she’s al­ways doted on half-sis­ter So­phie, 27. But the one per­son she’s con­stantly re­lied on through­out her roller-coaster life is mum Amy, mak­ing her ter­mi­nal ill­ness di­ag­no­sis even more ag­o­nis­ing.

A source says: “She treats most peo­ple in her life with sus­pi­cion. She al­ways wor­ries peo­ple are try­ing to use her for fame or money, but she knows she can trust her fam­ily.

“The one per­son who’s al­ways been there for her is her mum. They’re in­cred­i­bly close, to the point they know what each other thinks or feels. Katie would be lost with­out her, which is why this [di­ag­no­sis] has been such a ter­ri­ble blow.”

Post­ing on Twit­ter, Jordan wrote: “My mum has been di­ag­nosed with a lung dis­ease called Idio­pathic pul­monary fi­bro­sis (IPF), there is no known cure for this… My mum is a fighter. She is work­ing out ev­ery day, go­ing to work and liv­ing life to the full.”

IPF is a con­di­tion where the build-up of scar tis­sue in the lungs makes it ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to breathe, with only half of suf­fer­ers liv­ing at least three years af­ter di­ag­no­sis.

Open­ing up on Loose Women last week, Amy said: “I know I’ve got it, but be­cause I don’t feel bad, I’m tol­er­ant of it. I think it’s the way we deal with things.”

De­spite her dis­ease be­ing ter­mi­nal, Amy is de­ter­mined to help her daugh­ter bounce back from her lat­est heart­break, say­ing: “I’m not go­ing to peg off un­til she is set­tled. I think it’s about time [she] got [her­self] to­gether prop­erly and took life more se­ri­ously and be set­tled.”

Jordan has fre­quently opened up about how much her mum means to her af­ter Amy gave up her job in 2002 to help bring up Har­vey. In her au­to­bi­og­ra­phy You Only Live Once she wrote: “Mum, I couldn’t have wished for a bet­ter mum than you; you are my rock. I love you so much.”

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