Jane Pountney releases statement regarding Kieran Hayler affair: “It is true and I deeply regret it”

Jane Pountney and her husband Derrek have released an official statement addressing the rumours that she had an affair with Katie Price’s husband Kieran Hayler.


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In the statement, Jane, 50 and Derrek confirm that the affair did happen and that Katie, 35, found out on Wednesday. The couple also asked for the public and media to respect their privacy.

It reads: “Please do not knock on the door, please do not photograph us. We are not public figures and do not seek publicity. Having journalists and photographers camped outside out house is causing immense strain and is harassment."

Katie pictured with Jane's husband Derrek
Katie pictured with Jane's husband Derrek

It goes on to confirm that she did indeed have an affair, and regrets her actions, continuing: “It is true that Jane and Kieran Hayler had an affair. This is something that Jane deeply regrets and we will not provide any more details about it. It is true that Kate found out about this affair on Wednesday 7 May 2014”

Reports emerged over the past two days that Derrek had given another statement insisting that Katie’s accusations were a ‘storm in a teacup.’ The new statement dismissed these claims.

According to Now magazine, the statment continues: “Current reports regarding this being "a storm in a teacup" and the affair being a "drunken kiss" do not accurately reflect the situation. Those remarks should not be used to undermine Kate's account which we accept is accurate."

Derrek and Jane also confirmed that Jane does not have Twitter and that this would be the only time they will publicly speak on the matter.

Katie sensationally revealedvia Twitter that Jane and Kieran, 27, had been having a seven-month affair, just days after revealing she is six-months pregnant with her and Kieran’s second child together.

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