’NO MORE DRA­MAS’

KATIE PRICE ON WHY SHE COULDN’T CARE LESS WHAT OTH­ERS THINK – AND HER NANNY MCPHEE PAR­ENT­ING STYLE

Essentials - - Contents - INTERVIEW ANNA MATHESON | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY DAVID VENNI

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’

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