Katie Price thought Kieran Hayler wasn’t interested in the limelight…
He was meant to be Katie Price‘s soul mate – the regular Joe who’d love her just for being her.
In Love, Lipstick and Lies, 35-year-old Katie raved about Kieran, 27: ‘He’s not interested in fame. He wants to do his own thing off his own back. He says he doesn’t want to get fame [through] me and I believe him.’
But as her marriage to the part-time stripper and plasterer self-destructs, friends are questioning Kieran‘s real motivationsbecause Katie wasn’t the first star Kieran pursued.
Jodie Marsh, 35, has claimed he chased her first, bombarding her with Tweets and saucy pics from November 2011 to June 2012 – just months before he asked Katie‘s mate Phill Turner to set them up.
Jodie says: ‘Kieran was obsessed with me,’ adding: ‘I almost feel a bit sorry for Katie.’
He’d aimed somewhat lower down the fame scale previously, dating porn star Paige Turnah, 24, for six months.
Just days after he wed Katie, Paige warned: ‘Kieran wants to be famous and, of course, Katie can make that happen for him.’
A source adds: ‘Kieran used to go to West End nightclubs to look for famous girls. He made a point of moving in the right circles.’