Why Katie Price’s ‘revenge’ obsession risks destroying her kids

Katie Price

by Marianna Manson |
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Katie Price has been handed a restraining order after her foul mouthed playground rant

She’s been on a path to self-destruction since splitting from her third husband, Kieran Hayler, last May – narrowly avoiding bankruptcy, and watching her two children with ex Peter Andre, Junior, 13, and Princess, 11, move in permanently with their dad, following a spate of wild partying, a shocking cocaine confession and a stint in rehab.

And Katie Price’s troubles continued last week when she was handed a five-year restraining order banning her from contacting Kieran’sgirlfriend Michelle Pentecost, 36, after admitting to calling her a “f_*__ c_nt” in a row outside a school playground while picking up Jett, five, and four-year-old Bunny, who she shares with former stripper Kieran.

Bunny and Jett

Despite previously insisting she was “definitely not guilty” of hurling a tirade of abuse at Michelle, Katie changed her plea and was also handed a £600 fine. But she remained unrepentant, insisting she wasn’t sorry “because I didn’t do anything that bad”.

And insiders say her inner circle are worried about the effect the bitter conflict with Michelle is having on the kids.

A source says, “Her friends have been trying to convince her to calm down and accept responsibility for her actions. Whatever she thinks of Michelle, the children clearly adore her and she’s great with them.

"They’ve told her time and time again that it’s in the children’s best interests for her and Michelle to get on, so that they can be one big happy family. But Katie won’t listen.

"Since her split from Kieran, she’s struggled with how quickly he’s moved on and has been desperate for revenge, but pals have warned her she’s in danger of ruining her children’s lives if the bitterness carries on.

"They shouldn’t feel torn or be put in the middle of such a nasty conflict.”

In a statement read out on behalf of Michelle – who didn’t attend the hearing, and who pals have previously said has been “like a second mum” to the kids since Kieran was granted joint custody – she also accused the mum-of-five of making “poisonous” comments about her to them.

She said, “It is clear MissPrice has been poisoning the children’s view of me – saying I’m fat, I have a big a**e and that I hate mummy [Jordan].”

Following her punishment last week, the star revealed how she had “no option” but to remove her kids from the school, adding, “I did swear, but the rest is just exaggerated nonsense. I feel totally intimidated and isolated from anyone at the school, and it’s not fair on the children in creating an atmosphere.”

Reports claimed 41-year-old Jordan – who split from Kieran after he cheated on her with two of her best friends and their children’s nanny – is still bad-mouthing Michelle behind closed doors, insisting she will “get her own karma”.

The source says, “Katie hates Michelle and bitches about her to the kids, which is bound to be upsetting for them. Jett and Bunny spend half their time with Michelle, who they adore and have built a very close bond with over the last year, so to hear their mum say horrible things about her and make them feel bad when they talk about her is going to be confusing for them.

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Warren Furman 1997 - 1999

One of Katie's lowest-profile relationships, she was engaged to Gladiators star Ace - real name Warren Furman – from 1997. The 47 year old was engaged to Jordan for two years, presenting her with a £3,500 diamond ring before they split in 1999.

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Warren Furman

Warren appeared on This Morning last year to speak about "crashing back down to the real world" after Gladiators ended in the late 90s. He is also a born again Christian, and exclusively told Closer, "I feel God is saying to me, 'Warren, Katie might listen'. She's caught up in materialistic things."

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Dane Bowers 1998 - 2000

Katie began dating Another Level (remember them?) singer Dane Bowers during her Jordan days in 1998. Katie has since spoken about how devasated she was after the pair split in 2000. She even revealed in the CBB house that she nearly committed suicide over it and confessed that Dane was the love of her life.

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Dane Bowers

After his smash hit 'Out of Your Mind' with Victoria Beckham (who Katie reportedly had a feud with) Dane went a bit quiet on the music scene. Fast forward to 2013 and he reformed with Another Level for The Big Reunion. More recently, Dane has been linked to Love Island star Laura Anderson, who he apparently ended up cheating on. He must have been out of his mind #sorrynotsorry

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Dwight Yorke 2000 - 2001

Katie dated the former Manchester United and Aston Villa footballer, Dwight Yorke. The pair dated for 18 months and had baby Harveytogether, who was born with autism and blindness.

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Dwight Yorke

Katie has spoken out many times about Dwight's reluctance to be a part of Harvey's life. She recently revealed that he hasn't seen his teenage son in over 10 years. Dwight has since had a second child with another woman, and he continues to work on international football projects.

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Gareth Gates 2001 - 2001

Baby face Gareth Gates shot to fame during Pop Idol in 2002. He started dating a pregnant Katie Price when he was 17, and was reportedly a virgin before they met.

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Gareth Gates

Gareth went on to star in The Big Reunion with another one of Katie's exes, Dane Bowers. Awkward. Katie has also said that she would totally go back 'there' with Gareth. Unfortunately for Katie, West End actor Gareth is now happily in a relationship with Corrie star Faye Brooke. In January 2019 it was reported that the pair were engaged.

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Matt Peacock 2001 - 2001

Former Corrie heartbreaker Matt Peacock stirred the infamous feud between Katie Price and model Jodie Marsh. He dated Jordan for a few months, then later married Jodie as part of Totally TV show Jodie Marsh: Who Will Take Her Up the Aisle?. They divorced three months later.

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Matt Peacock

Matt married an actress and model called Rachael in 2016. Bizarrely, his photos have also been used in quite a few catfishing incidents. But Katie recently started following Matt on Instagram - what can this mean?

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Peter Andre 2004 - 2009

The nation watched Peter Andre fall for Katie's charms on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2004. The pair then starred in a string of reality TV shows documenting their life after a fairytale wedding. They even released an album of duets, which we'd all rather just forget about. Katie and Peter had two children together, Junior and Princess, during their five years of marriage.

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Peter Andre

Things between Pricey and Peter have soured in the years following their split, after he blasted Katie for her 'wild' behaviour. Peter is now married to Emily MacDonagh, who Junior and Princess see as an older sister figure. Pete also landed himself a role in the next Thomas The Tank Engine film.

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Alex Reid 2009 - 2011

Katie married cage fighter Alex Reid less than seven months after splitting from Peter Andre. Their wedding was filmed for a TV show, but their marriage only lasted for 11 months. Katie has since admitted that it happened too soon after Peter.

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Alex Reid

Alex went on the star in Celebrity Big Brother and he continues to fight. He's been married to Nikki Manashe since 2013. Most recently, he has been involved in a sex tape allegation - claiming that Katie showed a group of people a video of him performing a sex act. Will the drama ever end? (We hope not.)

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Leandro Penna- 2011-2012

Katie got engaged to Leandro after a whirlwind romance shortly after splitting from Alex Reid - despite the couple barely being able to communicate thanks to his limited English and Katie's non-existent Spanish (former model Leandro hails from Argentina). Leo said of their split, "Katie's brain is not wired right, or the wires don't connect properly. I don't know what's wrong with her. I was thinking it over recently and one day decided to pack my bags and leave. There was nothing else I could do. She was driving me insane."

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Leandro Penna

Since splitting with KP, Leandro has quit fame to return to his native South America and now runs a successful avocado farm and business. Launching in October 2021 he said, "I present my new avocado venture @paltasroyal. Thanks to all the businesses that gave us confidence, to all the avocado-loving customers and to those merchants who have not yet bought them, do not hesitate."

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Kieran Hayler 2012 - 2018

It looked like Katie had a good thing going with Kieran Hayler and their two kids, Jett and Bunny. But Kieran had to go and ruin it by cheating on Katie with her nanny, two best friends (while she was pregnant), then again with a 19-year-old shop assistant. Katie kept taking him backbut she FINALLY called it quits in May 2018.

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Kieran Hayler

Kieran is now engaged to Michelle Pentecost, who he met at the school gates, and is a great dad to Jett and Bunny and Michelle's son from a previous relationship.

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Kris Boyson

Katie started dating personal trainer Kris Boyson within weeks of splitting from Kieran. She celebrated her 40th birthday with him and her family are said to have approved of him. Their relationship lasted a year before split rumours started to circulate, and the pair have been on and off-ing since September 2019.

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Kris Boyson

Kris is still posting insanely buff topless selfies (keep 'em coming, Kris) and his personal training business is thriving. After his split from Katie, he began dating Katie's former pal Bianca Gascoigne, much to Katie's dismay. The couple moved in together within days due to lockdown but split after nearly a year together, citing their hectic work schedules.

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Carl Woods - 2020

Could it be fourth time lucky? After months of speculation, Katie and Carl confirmed their engagement in April 2021.

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“When Katie’s marriage to Kieran ended amid all those cheating claims, she felt she deserved to find happiness first, so she was naturally hurt that he moved on with Michelle so quickly.

"It’s been even more painful for her to have to accept that her kids love Michelle.

"Katie said she would get her revenge, but friends have told her she needs to just accept Kieran is happy and now just move on and try to find some happiness for herself.”

Michelle and Keiran

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The source adds, “Jett and Bunny have already gone through so much at a young age, with their parents splitting up, and now Katie is making them feel torn between their mum and the woman they see as their step-mum, which is making things 100 times worse.”

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Clinical Child Psychologist Melanie Smart tells Closer that Jordan’s alleged behaviour could destroy the children’s hopes of happy and healthy future relationships.

She says, “Katie’s actions are wrong, and while I understand that people can be extremely hurt by their ex or their new partner, kids should not be involved.

"This kind of behaviour can affect children emotionally. With toxicity between parents, such as insulting their ex-partner in front of the children, you put the child in an extremely difficult position.

"Katie’s behaviour could affect their view of relationships as being temporary and toxic, and they could get unhealthy ideas about how partners treat each other.

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