Katie Price on marrying new boyfriend Kris Boyson: 'I’m not even divorced yet. I’m on The Pill so I can’t get pregnant'
KATIE PRICE AND NEWBOYFRIEND KRIS BOYSON SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
After taking a break from Loose Women, Katie Price joined us as a guest alongside her boyfriend Kris Boyson to set the record straight about the past few months as her marriage to Kieran Hayler broke down and she coped with her mum Amy's terminal illness.
'I don’t even know where to begin. It’s really been tough,' Katie said. 'I’ve got rid of a lot of people in my life around me. I’ve just come out from such a bad place.'
On taking anti-depressants
'I just felt I needed it. I wasn’t myself, I wasn’t the happy me. I’d want to drink to block things out. I was in a relationship where I felt I worthless. I was manipulated into a situation where I wasn’t in control. I was banned from driving. I couldn’t take my kids to school. I went to the doctor thinking, "Am I losing the plot here?", as I didn’t feel like I me. I was honest to the doctor. If you can’t be honest to the doctor, who can you be honest to? They totally understood as they knew the stresses I was under. They said it’s called escapism. I was a short-term case, not a long-term. They said sometimes when they get people come in there they don’t know why they’re depressed, but I had reasons to be.'
On Kieran’s sex addiction
'He’s been with three people since the nanny. I don’t believe he’s got sex addiction at all. I just think, "What was I doing?" He wasn’t constantly having therapy, he went about four times. It is what it is. I tried paying for therapy when I caught him the first time. I was with him five years. You’ll see in the show there wasn’t even six months of one year he was faithful to me. He hasn’t got sex addiction. I’m so glad I’m out of it. When I look back I can’t believe I was in that.'
Katie introduced us toher new boyfriend Kris, who was sat in the audience.
Kris on meeting Katie
'I think we just clicked early on and I gave as good as she gave me. She was giving me a bit of grief early on... banter. We just hit it off. She was just genuine really. I didn’t know what to expect to be fair. It was meant to be on a professional manner - I was talking about training Harvey. That’s what I do for a living.I’ve trained a lot of disabled children, a lot of complications [such as]obesity. That’s how we met originally, but it went a bit further. [Katie: 'Not that quick, though']. Harvey is on a long journey, but we’ll definitely get there. It’s a challenge, but I like the challenge.'
Kris on Katie changing when they met
'She looks totally different. When I met her I’ll be honest with her, I said that she looked too skinny - she looks ill and old. I’m just brutally honest with her. What you see is what you get. I said you need to put on weight, you need to start training, you need to be healthier, she wouldn’t get up in the morning. I very rarely drink. The thought of drinking during the week doesn’t do anything.'
Kris on the future with Katie
'I know what I’m letting myself in for. The life with the kids and exes is very separate to me.I take her as she is and what she tells me. I don’t watch much TV to be honest.She keeps telling me to watch this new show and I’d rather not watch it I think. What she tells me is correct. Her kids have got their fathers. I’m thereto look after them if I need to but that’s a separate life to me. I’m quite old school, I need to know you a bit more before I get married.'
Katie on the future with Kris
'All that’s happened to me has made me learn. I’m on The Pill so I can’t get pregnant. I’m not even divorced yet. I’m going to enjoy it. I think I’m growing up a lot now. If we’re meant to marry, we’re meant to marry. My head’s in a better place. I didn’t want to meet anyone, but he ticks every box my mum has wanted. He ticks every box for my mum; he’s got a job, he’s got his own business. He puts me on a pedestal and no one’s ever really done that.'
On mum Amy's health battle
'She had a heart operation a couple of weeks ago. She has deteriorated a lot, I can hear it in her breathing, she’s slowed down. Having the op that she had they basically said her heart was 80% blocked and she never knew. They said, "I don’t know how you didn’t have a heart attack and die." So that’s drama. But we’re all upbeat, we’re upbeat with my mum. I was with her yesterday we were looking at electric bikes.'
On the kidnap attempton son Harvey
'Scotland Yard got in touch. I thought, "Is this another joke?" But it wasn’t. It started off with an email, £50,000 ransom, and if not they were going to find Harvey,cut him up, slash him, if I didn’t pay this money. So the police found the address and it was just a woman that lived there. That’s closed. We haven’t had any more emails from them.'
On the car hijack in South Africa
'Everyone thought it was to promote the show, but we were all held at gunpoint. The police don’t know why they didn’t kill us. We’re all having therapy for it because even now when I’m in the car I’m like that [looking around] thinking someone is coming up to the window.'
On the support from Loose Women viewers
'I just want to thank you guys, thank all the viewers for sticking by me basically. There’s a lot of things that have been said, I had been going through a tough time and it’s nice to be supported that I’ve come back. I am human at the end of the day and I realise keeping everything in isn’t always the best thing and it’s good to talk and I’m back, better than ever.'
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