’NO MORE DRAMAS’
KATIE PRICE ON WHY SHE COULDN’T CARE LESS WHAT OTHERS THINK – AND HER NANNY MCPHEE PARENTING STYLE
TWENTY YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE KATIE PRICE SHOT TO FAME AS JORDAN, BUT POSING ON PAGE 3 AND GRACING THE COVERS OF LADS’ MAGS WAS MERELY A SPRINGBOARD TO WIDER SUCCESS FOR THE FORMER GLAMOUR MODEL FROM BRIGHTON. A STRING OF REALITY TV SHOWS, A GROWING BUSINESS EMPIRE, A SPOT ON THE PANEL OF Loose Women
AND A PORTFOLIO OF NOVELS, KIDS BOOKS AND TELL-ALL BIOGRAPHIES LATER, IT’S HARD TO DISPUTE THAT KATIE’S ONE OF THE MOST HARDWORKING WOMEN IN SHOWBUSINESS. BUT FAR FROM HER GLAMMED-UP PUBLIC IMAGE, THE 38-YEAR-OLD CONFESSES SHE’S NEVER HAPPIER THAN WHEN SHE’S AT HOME IN THE COUNTRY WITH HUSBAND KIERAN HAYLER AND HER FIVE CHILDREN – HARVEY, 14, JUNIOR, 11, PRINCESS, NINE, JETT,
THREE, AND TWO-YEAR-OLD BUNNY.
HER HIGH-PROFILE RELATIONSHIPS HAVE ATTRACTED MUCH MEDIA ATTENTION OVER THE YEARS AND THE STAR’S LATEST HEARTBREAK – WHEN SHE DISCOVERED THAT KIERAN, FATHER OF HER TWO YOUNGEST CHILDREN, WAS HAVING AFFAIRS WITH NOT ONE, BUT TWO OF HER BEST FRIENDS – PLAYED OUT VERY PUBLICLY. NEVER ONE TO SHY AWAY FROM THE SPOTLIGHT, KATIE TELLS HER SIDE OF THE STORY IN HER LATEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY Reborn, AND WHEN WE MET WITH HER TO TALK ABOUT THE BOOK, SHE INSISTED THEIR RELATIONSHIP IS STRONGER THAN EVER.
I TRUST KIERAN MORE NOW THAN I DID BEFORE HIS AFFAIRS. If I hadn’t been pregnant with Bunny, I would have left him. But sometimes you just don’t give up. It took a lot of work, but we got over it and it’s actually brought us closer.
It’s been ages now, over two years, since I found out, and the new book will obviously drag up the past again
– I couldn’t actually read it back myself, it’s still too raw. I’ve come so far and I don’t want to relive everything.
YOU SHOULDN’T HIDE ANYTHING FROM YOUR KIDS – THEY’RE NOT STUPID. Mine know everything that happened because they were there, and they still love Kieran, but I don’t think you should stay with someone just for the sake of the children. We have a happy home now. I hate arguing and I don’t like walking on eggshells. If you’re really not happy, you should leave – you only have one life. My relationship with Pete is a lot better than it once was, too. And his wife Emily is nice – I’ve never had a problem with her.
I MIGHT HAVE LOST FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT
I’VE ALSO GAINED SOME. Maybe in the beginning, the affairs changed the way I viewed women, but you can’t tarnish everyone with the same brush. If I need to talk to someone about a personal problem, I tend to turn to Kieran rather than my mates. Thankfully, there’s nothing really going on to need to turn to anyone at the moment… and let's hope it stays that way. No more dramas – I’ve had enough!
‘I don’t think you should stay with someone just for the sake of the children. If you’re not happy, you should leave, you only have one life’