‘Katie Price’s unhealthy obsession with Peter Andre is destroying her’

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by Daisy McLure |
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After insisting she’d still be with Peter Andre if it weren’t for their reality show, friends grow increasingly concerned over her infatuation with her ex-husband

Katie Price endured a turbulent relationship with her ex-husband Peter Andre since their bitter divorce over a decade ago – most recently labelling him a "b---end" for banning their children – Junior, 13, and Princess, 11 – for appearing on her reality show, My Crazy Life and branding him a "glorified babysitter" in a drunken airplane rant.

But last week, Jordan, 41, appeared to make a drastic U-turn when she sensationally claimed she and Pete, 45 – who recently celebrated his four-year wedding anniversary with wife Emily MacDonagh, 29 – would still be married if they hadn’t let cameras follow their romance.

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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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Opening up about her regrets over being so fame-hungry during their four-year marriage, the former glamour model – real name Katie Price – revealed, "With Pete, I probably wouldn’t have so much stuff in the media, because I reckon we would still be together if certain people hadn’t been involved."

Jordan also insisted that her cheating third husband, Kieran Hayler, wants her back, despite his current relationship with girlfriend Michelle Pentecost – who has a restraining order against Jordan – saying, "He’d love to get back with me, but I’d never trust him."

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And insiders say pals now fear her obsession with her exes, especially Pete, is damaging for both herself and her kids, who include 17-year-old Harvey from her relationship with Dwight Yorke, and Jett, five, and Bunny, four, with ex Kieran. A source says, "It’s been more than ten years since they split, but she’s more obsessed with Pete than ever – she talks about him constantly, comparing all her partners to him and reliving every detail of their time together.

"It’s almost as if the ten-year anniversary of their split has made her even more nostalgic. She’s always reminisced, but lately she can’t seem to talk about anything else – it’s quite worrying. She seems locked in the past and everyone feels it’s unhealthy for her and the kids.

"She’ll tell the children things like how Pete would love to eat a particular cereal for breakfast, or laugh as she reminisces about silly things he used to do around the house. It’s confusing for the kids, especially Princess and Junior, because one minute she’s bashing Pete so publicly and the next she’s talking about fond memories they shared together."

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They continued: "Friends also don’t think it’s fair on the kids for Katie to talk publicly about why she believes she and Pete would still be together if it wasn’t for fame. They’re really close to Emily and love the family dynamic they share with her, too.

"Katie also can’t help but make digs at Kieran, which friends feel is unfair because Jett and Bunny love Michelle, too. After everything that’s happened, they’re encouraging her to get some harmony with Pete and Kieran, but she won’t stop stirring. They’ve warned her she’s hurting her kids and ruining relationships with the fathers of her children."

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Pete took the kids to live with him permanently last summer, after Jordan’s life spiralled out of control following her marriage split from Kieran – with a spate of wild behaviour including a shocking cocaine confession leading to a stint in rehab for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Despite publicly apologising to Pete, after branding him a "b---end", in a seemingly heartfelt Tweet in May, which he thanked her for, weeks later it was reported how she’d called him a "glorified babysitter" in a drunken rant on a flight back from Turkey with her boyfriend, Kris Boyson, 30.

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Insiders tell Closer how the reality star – who is said to have a "shrine" to Pete at home, which includes keepsakes from their wedding day – often obsesses over old snaps and footage of the reality shows they did together, and is still vying for his attention.

Pals also revealed how her recent spate of surgery was motivated by her desperate bid for him to fancy her again. After he recently opened up about his mental health battle, pals revealed how she was convinced she was the only one who could help him.

The source says, "Katie knows the hurt she’s causing Pete’s wife, Emily. And while she insists it’s natural to reminisce over her marriage, part of her revels in the fact that she can still twist the knife and get revenge on her for living the life with Pete that she wanted and hoped would last forever.

"She wants to destroy her peace of mind. Pals have urged her to stop as it will only rile Pete and make him cut contact with her again, which she’d be devastated by, but she insists she’s just playing games. She’s addicted to the attention, and having her and Pete’s names constantly in the papers to overshadow his and Emily’s relationship."

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