Is Katie's alter-ego Jordan back?
After months of speculation, last week we revealed that Katie Price had finally kicked her cheating husband Kieran Hayler to the kerb.
But while it seemed that the former glamour model had turned over a new leaf, dumping the 31-year-old who cheated on her for the third time last year, the split has only left those close to her fearing she’ll revert back to her wild ways and revive her alter-ego, Jordan.
According to a source close to the star, family and friends are concerned that she’s ‘spiralling out of control’, after the 40-year-old enjoyed several raucous nights out.
So much so, they’re now begging her to seek professional help.
The source tells Now exclusively: ‘Kate’s friends and family have been really worried about her the last few weeks. They’re begging her to get help now, or they’ll step in.‘Kate’s mum Amy has seen her daughter go off the rails after a break-up before.’
Just last week, KP was pictured partying at Essex hotspot, Sheesh, in Chigwell.
Wearing a see-through dress with nothing but a thong underneath, the mum-of-five spent the night rubbing herself up against TOWIE star James ‘Arg’ Argent – who is dating Gemma Collins – before showing off her best stripper moves.
The wild night came only one week after she was spotted sunbathing topless on a beach with juice retreat owner Jason Vale, and days after she was recorded seductively eating from the palm of Love Island star Rykard Jenkins’ hand at the same Essex restaurant.
Although Katie insisted: ‘We’re not on a date,’ she didn’t hesitate as Rykard, 27, fed her a prawn, sending fans into an outrage.
‘What a disgrace this woman is. Grow up and get some self-respect. These men are actually laughing at her,’ one slammed.
Our insider continues: ‘Pals are worried Kate’s erratic behaviour is playing out badly in the public eye.
‘She wants to hurt Kieran, but in doing so, she is only hurting herself and the kids.’
And her recent behaviour is now said to be ringing alarm bells with her ex-husband – and father to her son Junior, 12, and daughter Princess, 10 – Peter Andre.
According to our insider, Pete – who is now married to doctor Emily MacDonagh, with whom he shares two children – is thinking of seeking custody of Junior and Princess if Katie’s behaviour continues as it has been lately.
‘Pete wants his children to live with him,’ the insider says. ‘He feels they deserve a homely environment.The state Kate was in at this year’s NTAs just reaffirmed Pete’s concerns about her.
‘She needs to be at home with her children, not out partying, getting drunk, having dinner with men or staying over at certain people’s houses.’
Pete’s decision follows claims Katie had been getting close to Brighton footballer Shane Duffy, 26 – after her pink Range Rover was recently spotted on his driveway.
And this week, Katie was pictured celebrating her 40th birthday in Bruges with her rumoured toyboy Kris Boyson, 29.
However, our source tells us Kieran won’t walk – despite rumours Katie has already started dating – because of the kids, including their youngest Jett, four, and Bunny, three.
The insider explains: ‘Kieran won’t leave the children. Even his mum, despite being relieved the marriage is finally over, is worried for the sake of the kids.
‘He does everything – the cooking, laundry, bathing and even sorts out medication for Harvey [who has Prader-Willi syndrome, autism and ADHD].’
Despite concern from her nearest and dearest, we’re told Katie is ‘in denial’ about getting help, insisting to friends that she’s just ‘blowing off steam’.
‘Kate feels like she needs to find herself as she lost her identity being married to Kieran,’ the source says.
‘She knows she needs help, but not someone telling her she’s going mad. She wants love and someone who loves her for who she is, not what they can make off her.’
So with Katie seemingly in denial, will she get the help she really needs?