Katie Price’s is reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy and her financial situation continues to worsen as she is forced to mow her own lawn in a bid to save cash.
Known for her lavish lifestyle and care free spending, it is reported that Price has blown her 45 million pound fortune and is resorting to desperate measures to recoup some much needed cash. The former Topless model is rumoured to be selling her animals and items belonging to her children.
Where has her money gone?
We all know too well that Katie is a fan of plastic surgery and seeks only the best and most expensive surgeons to carry out work. The cost of this along with lavish holidays and the purchase of a £1 million pound farm to home her beloved animals have all contributed to the loss of her fortune. The mortgage on her 9 bedroom mansion is said to be whooping £1 million pounds with arrears of around £10’000.
Kieran to cost her more cash
To add to her financial woes, Price is looking at a hefty sum to pay for her divorce to estranged partner Kieran Hayler who Katie separated from due to his womanising ways. The former model claims that he cheated on her seven times during their 5 year marriage and is the reason why she ‘hit rock bottom.’
Speaking candidly on an episode of Loose Women, the star hit out at her ex as she spoke about his infidelities. Talking about the number of times that she had forgiven Hayler for cheating, she said. “It’s about seven times actually.” The couple split for good earlier on in the year and have already set divorce proceedings in motion.
‘Messy house isn’t my fault’
Photos of Price’s once glittery £2 million West Sussex mansion now show it in ruins with clothes and rubbish strewn around with the star admitting her house has got out of control and she needed a ‘DIY man’ to help clean it all up. Aerial shots of the grounds show the extent of the mess with bags of rubbish littering the neglected outdoor space. A murky looking swimming pool unfit for use is also seen in the shots. Tennis is clearly not a passion of the former model given the state of the courts.
Speaking to Fabulous magazine last month Price revealed: ‘I’ve realised the house was disgusting; I don’t think he ever really kept it clean. I can see that now.’ She blamed ex-husband Kieran for the run down state of the place:
‘Now he’s gone, it’s completely different – it’s like I’ve reclaimed my house,’ she said. ‘I’ve got my nest back.’
‘I’m house-proud. My sewing machines are back out, I’m making my curtains, I bought some pot plants for my front door and some hanging baskets.’
She added: ‘Everyone who comes in is like: “This is the old Kate.” I’ve got all my candles on, it looks all girlie again, you can smell it’s all clean.
The star thanks her new love Kris Boyson for helping her gain control and getting her independence back. 11 years her junior, the Personal Trainer and owner of KB Weight Loss was approached by Price to help her eldest son Junior lose weight.
The pair hit it off straight away enjoying lots of ‘banter’ with each other. He went on to help Katie with her own fitness telling her that she looked ‘old and too thin’ when they first met.
Boyson has made no secret of his feelings for Katie online, calling her a ‘worldie’ and he took her to Bruges for her 40th birthday. The fitness trainer is said to be worth around £450’000.
Carrying out the gardening to save money
Annually, Katie splashes out over 120K on nannies, gardeners and cleaners but now it seems that the reality TV show star is hoping to save herself a few pennies by taking care of her grounds herself.
With her hair tied back, Price wore a navy blue hoodie and baggy leggings as she used the lawn mower to cut the grass of her extensive grounds. Her daughter Bunny aged three is seen running around her Mum whilst she carries out the domestic chore.
Katie mows the lawn whilst Bunny looks on happy and amused
Critics of the star are suspicious of the snaps taken of her carrying out gardening work claiming that they ‘are staged’ in an attempt to gain publicity and much needed cash.
Jane Smith questions the validity of the photos: ‘100 per cent posed pictures her property is set in private grounds.’
Thackery comments: She’s not cutting any grass, merely leaning on the mower until the right shot has been taken and she gets paid. Then back inside to think of the next stunt.’
‘Why is she wearing a fleece and tracksuit bottoms in the middle of this heatwave?’ Nobby Nick asks.
Colonel Mustard responds: ‘Does she really expect us to believe that Katie Price would actually mow a lawn. The picture shows her pushing a lawnmower for a photoshoot.’
In another picture, Katie is seen wrapped in a towel relaxing in the sun with her horse nearby after carrying out work on the grounds. The mansion in the background looks like it is in a need of a lick of paint.