Katie’s birth­day MELT­DOWN

As she hur­tles to­wards her 40th birth­day, and with di­vorce from her third hubby Kieran Hayler im­mi­nent, Katie Price is warned by pals that she is ‘out of con­trol’

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‘It’s been a tough year. I’d say it’s been the worst ever. I can’t wait to put all the drama be­hind me,’ ad­mit­ted a hopeful Katie Price when we in­ter­viewed her back in De­cem­ber. But as she ap­proaches her 40th birth­day on May 22, this year doesn’t seem to be get­ting any bet­ter – and her friends, fam­ily and loyal fans are wor­ried she’s head­ing for her big­gest melt­down yet.

Last week, a source con­firmed Katie’s trou­bled mar­riage to Kieran is ‘now over’. It comes af­ter Kieran’s af­fair with their chil­dren’s nanny, Nikki Brown, was ex­posed last Au­gust. He pre­vi­ously cheated on Katie in 2014 with her two best friends, Jane Pount­ney and Chrissy Thomas. And, two weeks ago, he was caught ‘lik­ing’ a sexy In­sta­gram pic­ture of for­mer

Love Is­land star, Kady McDer­mott.

Last sum­mer, af­ter the Nikki Brown af­fair emerged, Katie claimed she was set to di­vorce Kieran. But the for­mer glamour model – who has Jett, four, and three-yearold Bunny with for­mer strip­per Kieran – had to put pro­ceed­ings on hold af­ter be­ing hit with the dev­as­tat­ing news that her beloved mum,

Amy, is bat­tling ter­mi­nal lung dis­ease, id­io­pathic pul­monary fi­bro­sis.

In Oc­to­ber, her dis­abled, el­dest child Har­vey, 15, was faced with death threats from trolls and po­lice were called in, forc­ing her to can­cel the re­main­ing dates of her An Au­di­ence With

Katie Price tour.

Since then, Kieran has re­mained in the fam­ily home, help­ing to look af­ter the chil­dren, in­clud­ing Ju­nior,

12, and Princess, 10 – Katie’s chil­dren with ex-hus­band,

Peter An­dre, 45. But over the months, he con­tin­ued to tease fans that he was sal­vaging his re­la­tion­ship with Katie, af­ter shar­ing pho­tos of him in the mar­i­tal bed and cud­dling up to his wife on the sofa.

WILD PAR­TY­ING

How­ever, last week, a source re­vealed the pair are over for good, and there’s spec­u­la­tion Katie has grown close to foot­baller, Shane Duffy (see above).

‘There have been loads of tri­als and tribu­la­tions, but it’s fi­nally over. They’ve both ac­cepted it and are end­ing the mar­riage, but Kieran is still in the house for now. He’s great with the kids and has al­most be­come a live-in nanny.

‘But he’s con­vinced she’s al­ready dat­ing other peo­ple and sus­pects she has been do­ing so for a lit­tle while. She has been out a lot and even stayed away overnight and grown close to a cou­ple of new guys.’

The source added, ‘He sus­pects she is close to Brighton player Shane Duffy. She spends a lot of time tak­ing phone calls out of earshot, which he thinks could well be other men. Ei­ther way, he knows there is no go­ing back.’ The news came 24 hours af­ter Katie was spot­ted par­ty­ing hard with for­mer Love Is­land star Rykard Jenk­ins at Es­sex hotspot, Sheesh. In a se­ries of bizarre sto­ries on his In­sta­gram, Katie hur­riedly told the cam­era, ‘We’re not on a date.’

But real­ity TV star Rykard, 27 – who split from his girl­friend, Rachel Fen­ton, in De­cem­ber – en­joyed the evening, as he mocked Katie’s cringey karaoke per­for­mances and filmed her se­duc­tively eat­ing a prawn out of his hand.

A source close to Katie tells us, ‘Katie’s freaked out about turn­ing 40 and is al­ter­nat­ing be­tween say­ing she wants a di­vorce, be­ing sin­gle and have no more kids, to want­ing an­other baby. She is out of con­trol. She can­not cope with the fact she is los­ing her mum. When­ever she is in a state of trauma, she goes out to par­ties, has surgery and gets off her head. ‘Her home life is ter­ri­ble. Her weight has plum­meted and she’s now un­der seven-and-a-half stone.’

BOTCHED SURGERY

Along with the stress en­dured from her im­mi­nent di­vorce, painful den­tal work and botched fa­cial surgery also con­trib­uted to Katie’s tough year.

‘I was be­ing ab­so­lutely cru­ci­fied for how I looked,’ she ad­mit­ted in April. ‘My face didn’t take well to [a face lift].’

In the same month, she was slated af­ter she dropped out of the Lon­don Marathon be­fore even reach­ing the 15k mark.

Be­fore the race, Katie re­vealed she had only man­aged nine miles in one train­ing ses­sion. ‘I’m not wor­ried be­cause I know I’ll com­plete it. Even if I have to crawl over the fin­ish line, I will,’ she said. ‘There’s ab­so­lutely no way I’ll pull out.’

But fans were out­raged when Katie was spot­ted en­joy­ing af­ter­noon tea on the day of the race. She later in­sisted, ‘I did train for the run. I tried my best.’

‘I’VE EX­PE­RI­ENCED THE UL­TI­MATE BE­TRAYAL’

While mile­stone birthdays are tra­di­tion­ally a time to gather fam­ily and close friends, Katie may be strug­gling to find any of the lat­ter.

She was left hu­mil­i­ated in 2014 when her best friends Jane and Chrissy ad­mit­ted to hav­ing sex with Kieran, with Katie even catch­ing Jane per­form­ing a sex act on Kieran while they were on hol­i­day in Cape Verde.

‘Jane needs to go and die,’ Katie slammed her for­mer friend. ‘I hope she dies painfully – if I had a voodoo doll I’d use it ev­ery day.’

She added, ‘I’ve known Jane and Chrissy for years. They are two peo­ple who I thought would have my back. What I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced is the ul­ti­mate be­trayal by the very peo­ple who I thought loved me at a time when I needed them most.’

And while ex-hus­band Alex Reid has re­ported Katie to the po­lice over al­le­ga­tions of ‘re­venge porn’, Katie’s first hus­band Peter An­dre re­port­edly ‘re­fuses’ to speak to his ex un­less he’s in a group chat with new wife, Emily.

We re­ported last month that Katie was keen to make amends with the cou­ple, by send­ing an in­vite to the Mys­te­ri­ous Girl singer to her 40th birth­day – which Pete promptly re­jected, in or­der not to make 28-year-old Emily feel un­com­fort­able.

A source re­vealed, ‘Katie is ab­so­lutely gut­ted that Pete won’t be at­tend­ing her 40th. The truth is Pete knows it would just be too awk­ward.’

As she hur­tles to­wards her land­mark birth­day, only one ques­tion re­mains – what will Katie be wish­ing to fix first when she blows out the can­dles on her birth­day cake?

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Katie en­joyed a wild night out with Love Is­lan­der Rykard

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