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Katie Price’s mum slams Peter Andre for being ‘controlling’ and using her to become rich and famous

Katie Price’s mum slams Peter Andre for being ‘controlling’ and using her to become rich and famous

Katie Price’s mum slams her daughter’s ex-husband Peter Andre in new book and claims he ‘used her to become rich and famous’

Katie Price’s mum Amy has claimed that her daughter’s ex-husband Peter Andre ‘manipulated’ her daughter to become rich and famous and then ‘left her at her lowest ebb’. 

In her new book, Amy, 71, reveals that she warned the former glamour model not to get involved with the singer before the pair both took part on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004.

Amy writes that Katie, now 45, ignored her advise at the time and the pair went on to have a five-year relationship during which she claims the Mysterious Girl star ‘manipulated rows’ on their reality show to make Katie look bad. 

Amy, who has spent five years battling a terminal illness, penned: ‘I’ve lived on the sidelines for years, forced to sit back as lie after lie has been printed about my daughter.

‘As I approached death, I thought it was high time I speak up and set the record straight. Her marriage to this man left her at her lowest ebb and set the scene for further toxic betrothals. 

Katie Price’s mum slams Peter Andre for being ‘controlling’ and using her to become rich and famous

Spilling the beans: Katie Price’s mum Amy has said that her ex-husband Peter Andre ‘manipulated’ her daughter to become rich and famous and then ‘left her at her lowest ebb’

In an extract from the book printed by The Sun, Amy continues: ‘He wanted to be rich and famous, and my daughter unwittingly became part of the plan. My daughter is no angel, but she became a sacrificial lamb in a celebrity slaughter the moment she paired up with Peter Andre.’

Amy claims that Peter, who found fame with his hit single Mysterious Girl in the 90’s, ‘saw an opportunity’ by coupling up with her daughter as his ‘career was in decline’. 

Amy writes: ‘From the word go, something didn’t feel right about Peter; I had an inkling that he wasn’t who he claimed to be.’

Amy also claims that while I’m A Celebrity was airing she had ‘an unusual’ lunch meeting with Peter’s agent who suggested they also manage Katie if the two got together. 

Katie subsequently fell head over heels for Peter, who she had posters of on her bedroom walls, while on the reality show. 

Following the ITV show, Peter moved into Katie’s house in Maresfield, near Uckfield in East Sussex. 

The pair signed a deal for an ITV1 fly-on-the-wall documentary series called When Jordan Met Peter, which aired from 2004 until 2007. 

They went on to marry in a huge princess-themed wedding at the grand Highclere Castle. 

OK! magazine paid £1.75million for the rights of their big day.  

Toxic: In her new book, Amy, 71, reveals that she warned the former glamour model not to get used by the singer before the pair both took part on ITV's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004

Toxic: In her new book, Amy, 71, reveals that she warned the former glamour model not to get used by the singer before the pair both took part on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004

Peter and Katie went on to have their first child together Junior, who is now 18 followed by daughter Princess, who is now 15, but Amy said their marriage was already in trouble. 

In May 2009, the couple’s marriage was over after Katie was pictured at Badminton Horse Trials with international dressage rider Andrew Gould and his wife Polly. Katie and Andrew went on to a club where they were photographed.

Peter soon after called it a day with the glamour model but Amy said of rumours Katie cheated with friend Andrew: ‘I was never aware of an affair between them. 

When contacted by MailOnline, Peter Andre’s representatives said he had no comment. 

Deals: After the show the pair signed a deal for an ITV1 fly-on-the-wall documentary series called When Jordan Met Peter, which aired from 2004 until 2007 (pictured 2006)

Deals: After the show the pair signed a deal for an ITV1 fly-on-the-wall documentary series called When Jordan Met Peter, which aired from 2004 until 2007 (pictured 2006)

Family: They went on to have two children; son Junior, 18, and Princess, 15, before they split in 2009 (pictured in 2022)

Family: They went on to have two children; son Junior, 18, and Princess, 15, before they split in 2009 (pictured in 2022)

The Real Husbands of Katie Price

In the decades since she first rose to fame, Katie Price has enjoyed – and quite likely endured – a decidedly busy love life that has seen her walk down the aisle three times before heading to divorce court in equal measure. Here’s a look at the trio with whom she exchanged ‘I dos’… and ‘I don’ts’:

 

PETER ANDRE (2005 – 2009)

The nation got to watch love blossom between the pair when they starred alongside one another on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here back in 2004. The flying sparks soon became nuptials, with blushing bride Katie and her erstwhile pop hunk beau tying the knot at Highclere Castle (the grand Berkshire estate of Downton Abbey fame) in September 2005. Katie, who was already mother to son Harvey (born in 2002 following a romance with former footballer Dwight Yorke), soon started a family with her new husband. The couple welcomed son Junior in 2005, while daughter Princess followed in 2007. Creation between the pair also came artistically, with the release of reality programmes, a failed talk show and a foray into the music world. However, after four years of securing their position as the Ken and Barbie of reality TV and glossy magazine deals, the pair announced in 2009 that they were going their separate ways.

 

 

ALEX REID (2010 – 2012) 

Katie soon switched her romantic allegiance from a onetime ab-bearing pop heartthrob to musclebound MMA fighter Alex Reid. The two met at Michelle Heaton’s 30th birthday party at London’s Cafe de Paris. But shortly after they got together, Katie dumped Alex on live TV, only for him to win her back and the pair go from strength to strength. Weeks after proudly cheering her man on to a win on the 2010 edition of Celebrity Big Brother (also featuring none other than her ex-boyfriend Dane Bowers), Katie jetted off to Las Vegas to tie the knot with her new partner in February 2010 after just seven months of dating – and nine months after divorcing Peter. Following their Sin City sojourn, the pair returned to their native UK, where they had a formal ceremony – which was filmed for a TV series. However, after just 11 months of marriage, the pair announced they were splitting and their divorce was finalised in March 2012. While Katie declared at the time that she married Alex ‘too soon’, she would later go on to reveal that a major factor in their split was his cross-dressing alter-ego Roxanne.

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KIERAN HAYLER (2013 – 2021)

Showing herself to be a true woman of the times, Katie embarked on a romance with former stripper Kieran after the two met on the now-defunct Blackberry Messenger service in 2012. And just two months after altering the paths of their lives via those thumb-tapped fateful opening messages, the twosome would go on to exchange nuptials in the Caribbean. Kieran proposed to a thrilled Katie on Christmas Day 2012, and just three weeks later, the pair would be pronounced husband and wife in the idyllic shores of the Bahamas on January 16, 2013. They had their marriage blessed in Weston-super Mare, and in the months that followed, it appeared that Katie had finally found her happily ever after. They welcomed son Jett in August 2013, and daughter Bunny in August 2014. But Katie’s world came crashing down in 2014, when she discovered that Kieran had cheated on her with her close friend of 20 years, Jane Pountney, and was enjoying a fling with another of her pals, Chrissy Thomas. After publicly lashing out at all parties involved (and naming her pet pigs after her friends-turned-foes), Katie appeared determined to make things work when she renewed her vows with Kieran in 2015. But alas, it would not turn out to be third time lucky for Katie, as the pair split in 2018 amid even more cheating allegations. Their ‘amicable’ divorce was finalised in early 2021.

  • June 25, 2023