New mum hopes for a quiet life

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Katie Piper‘s priorities changed drastically after her horrific acid attack.

The former model’s life was turned upside down when an ex-boyfriend arranged the brutal assault on a London street in 2008, which left her with severe burns and scarring.

After the incident Katie is understandably cautious about how much of her private life she shares and she’s happy for carpenter boyfriend James to remain anonymous.

‘So much of my life and so many intimate details about it have been in the public eye,’ says Katie, 30.

‘While I’m incredibly grateful for the support that’s brought me, both personally and for my charity work, it’s nice to keep something for us.’

Katie – who welcomed her first child Belle in March – admits it’s strange to think that she once craved fame.

‘It’s ironic that, before the attack, my dream was to be famous; I was a wannabe,’ the new mum tells Hello!

‘Now, after what happened and with the notoriety my story brought me, what I relish is normality.

‘That’s what I have with James and that’s what I want for our daughter.’

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Anna Francis