Katie Price is reportedly selling her 2 million mansion to pay off her mounting debts and to cover the costs of her divorce estranged husband of 5 years Kieran Hayler.
The property which has a whopping 9 bedrooms and several acres of land reportedly costs around £10’000 per month to maintain. It is clear that Katie is unable to meet the payments to upkeep her home along with the maintenance of the stables of her beloved horses. The Horsham dwellings in West Sussex has been severely neglected and is in state of disrepair. Pictures show rubbish strewn outside, overgrown tennis courts, unkempt grounds and a murky looking swimming pool.
Last year, the star was shamed for her dirty household in the show ‘Through the Keyhole,’ and in her own reality TV show where the cameras exposed her messy mansion with boxes pilled high and clothes strewn everywhere. Even her children commented on the state of mess that they lived in. Katie’s family home is said to be worth £2 million, after she had originally bought it in 2014 for £1.35 million. However, one commentator suggested that ‘she would unlikely to see much change from it as there’s charges on it plus taxed owed.’ The star is even said to be selling off her animals and her children’s belongings in a bid to raise extra cash. The former model is no longer able to command the fees she has previously been used to and the prospect of potential bankruptcy horrifies her after years of boasting business success and a reported £45 million fortune.
Price’s woes are not only financial. She recently had to deal with a proposed lawsuit from her former Nanny Nikki Brown who claimed that she was owed money by the 40 year old in unpaid wages. The Nanny also slept with Hayler whilst he and Katie were together. On top of this, she recently caught driving whilst being disqualified claiming that she was driving her son Harvey 16 to a hospital appointment. Katie had been slapped with a 6 month ban on February 9th this year for speeding which meant she was not allowed to return to the road until August 8th.
The split between her and Kieran is said to not be an amicable one with the former model blasting her ex for being unfaithful multiple times during their 5 year relationship. She told close friends that she had been self medicating with the class A drug cocaine in order to cope with the breakdown of her relationship and the prospect of a third divorce.
Speaking candidly, she said during a recent episode of Loose Women that she ended the relationship as she ‘caught Kieran cheating again. I don’t believe he’s got sex addiction at all, it doesn’t make me angry it makes me think what was he doing he doesn’t have therapy he went four times.
‘I was with him five years, there wasn’t even six months he was faithful to me. I don’t know what he’s got.’
Despite speaking publicly about Kieran’s womanising, this doesn’t seemed to have deterred his current flame Michelle Penticost who he met at the school gates whilst on a school run. Recent pictures show the smitten pair hand in hand during a loved up stroll through the woods.
Price herself has quickly moved on to new partner Kris Boyson 29 claiming that she ‘wanted to feel loved.’ She credits her new love for helping through the ‘toughest time of her life.’ The pair were recently seen snapped in Thailand where Katie was doing a photoshoot to apparently raise some much needed extra cash.
Ahead of the release of her new reality show, she explained: ‘I’m so glad I got out of him (Kieran). It’s about seven times now you’ll see in the show, I was manipulated into the situation, cos he did everything he made me feel that I can’t doing anything.
‘He’d cook he’d do everything and he’d made me feel worthless, but now he’s gone I’m like I’m an independent woman, a lot happened with me and my mum.
The public’s reaction
Despite Price’s recent troubles, it appears that she does not have the sympathy or support of the public:
Jellybasher from Bedford commented: ‘Amazing how she is poor and selling assets just before a divorce. That Kieren fella deserves a good payout of her money because he has given up his career and looked after the kids. It’s only fair.
Annie from Liverpool has said ‘One minute she’s worth 45 million, next minute she’s selling the family home and pets to pay off debt. She’s a train wreck. Feel for her children.
Donald White added: Blows my mind how people can gain so much wealth and blow it all. I guess fame and fortune is an expensive addiction. If I could come into a tenth of what she was worth at her peak I would never have to work again. Ever. I can manage my money.
Slazbad12 is hardly sympathetic: ‘oh how the mighty have fallen say it again she blew £45 mill on wild trashy lifestyle, shame, hopefully the kids are safe in care, as to her driving she shud be arrested b4 she injures or kills anybody, cud be a child ! she has no money n no car insurance to drive as she is banned !stop this nightmare b4 it ends worse ok,she needs help, possibly sectioning for her behavior of late’
Let’s hope the future looks brighter for the star and that she finds true happiness with her new love.
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