Family fears for Katie Price over baby No.6 announcement

Amid her on/off relationship with Carl Woods and the threat of jail hanging over her, insiders say Katie's loved ones are pleading with her not to fall pregnant

Katie Price

by Closer staff |

Since first embarking on her whirlwind romance with on/off fiancé Carl Woods in 2020, mum-of-five Katie Price has been adamant that she’ll do anything to welcome a sixth child.

And last week, despite both her and Carl – who spent last year jetting off on “baby-making holidays”, underwent IVF treatment and revealed they would also consider surrogacy – currently going through trials in court for separate charges, broody Katie was already “online shopping” for her “baby”.

Commenting on an Instagram picture posted by Billie Faiers of her new pushchair range, Katie, 43, wrote, “Yes, when I have a baby this is the pram”.

Her post comes after it was revealed she and Essex car dealer Carl, 33, had reunited last fortnight – just weeks after splitting when it was reported he had accused her of cheating.

But while Katie – who is already mum to Harvey, 19, with estranged ex Dwight Yorke, Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with ex-husband Peter Andre, and Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, with ex-husband Kieran Hayler – moves forward with her plans to fall pregnant with Carl this year, insiders have revealed how friends and family of the reality TV star are set to stage a “baby intervention”.

A source explains how those closest to Katie fear that another baby could seriously harm her mental health, and after being warned last month that she could be facing a prison sentence, they have told her she’s in no fit state to bring another child into the world.

“Katie’s made no secret of the fact she would love another baby but her friends and family are deeply worried,” an insider shares. “They want Katie to focus on her own issues right now and her five kids. She still hasn’t battled her demons and she’s only just got back with Carl.

“They think it’s irresponsible and unfair on the baby, as well as on her other children, and could push her over the edge.”

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Katie’s mum Amy… ©Shutterstock

Katie has previously revealed how her postnatal depression after having her son Junior was so bad that her wedding day to Peter just three months later felt “like a blur” and she went on to take drugs and considered driving herself into a wall.

And following her car smash in September, when she revealed at the scene she had taken drugs and was later charged with drink driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance, Katie told Good Morning Britain in January that she was seeing a therapist weekly to deal with “traumatic events” that had led to the cocaine-fuelled crash – thought to include an explosive row she and Carl had in August.

He was later arrested and charged under section 4 of the Public Order Act for using threatening, insulting or abusive words or behaviour against Katie, and will appear in court in June after pleading “not guilty” in March.

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…and her sister Sophie ©Shutterstock

But after narrowly avoiding a prison sentence at her own trial in December and receiving a 16-week suspended sentence as well as agreeing to attend The Priory for rehabilitation treatment, Katie was arrested again four months later after she breached the terms of the five-year restraining order taken out against her by Kieran’s fiancée Michelle Penticost, after sending an abusive message about her to Kieran.

She’s now awaiting the verdict of her trial later this month, with a judge warning her, “You are in really grave danger of going to prison” – and the maximum sentence is five years.

The judge also advised Katie to protect “all of [her] children” and sternly told her, “Stop exposing them to very public squabbles”.

Katie was also criticised for taking her disabled son Harvey to a nightclub meet and greet where he was pictured with female fans, with some branding it inappropriate.

Our source says her mum and sister just want her to change her mind about having a baby.

The source says, “Her family has pleaded with her to concentrate on the children she has. She’s had a tumultuous time in recent years and Sophie and Amy both want her to focus on herself and staying healthy and well, rather than overloading herself with more than she can handle.

“But Katie will always do what she wants. She loves having babies because she feels so loved, and they need her when they’re little, but her life is very unstable and as much as she loves her kids, it’s probably not the best timing.”

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But the source says their advice is likely to fall on deaf ears, saying, “They are preparing themselves for a pregnancy announcement even though it’s the exact opposite of what they want and think Katie needs right now.

“They know they can’t do anything drastic like make her go on contraception, but they just hope she will listen. Otherwise they feel like it’s just a waiting game before they are left to pick up the pieces.”

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