Derrick and Jane Pountney issue statement and confirm Katie Price's accusation was accurate and not just a 'drunken kiss'

Jane Pountney and husband Derrick have released a statement to ask for privacy and admitting Jane‘s extra-marital fling with Katie Price‘s husband Kieran Hayler.

On Wednesday Now columnist Katie, 35, accused third hubby Kieran, 27, of cheating with 48-year-old Jane on Twitter, writing: ‘Sorry to say me and kieran are divorcing.’

But Derrick later played down her angry Tweet, saying: ‘It was more like a drunken kiss’ – and insisting that neither he nor mum-of-four Katie – who’s pregnant with her and Kieran‘s second child – have dumped their respective partners.

Now Derrick, whose name is spelt Derek on the statement drafted yesterday, and Jane have acknowledged there was a full-blown affair.

Statement on behalf of Jane and Derek Pountney

‘We make this statement to clear up some recent misreporting and to ask that the press now respect our privacy. We are not public figures and do not seek publicity. Having journalists and photographers camped outside out house is causing immense strain and is harassment.

‘Please do not knock on the door, please do not photograph us. We would ask, politely, that having made this statement we are left alone.

‘This is the only statement we have or will make on this subject. Please note Jane does not have a Twitter account and has no intention of setting one up.

‘It is true that Jane and Kieran Hayler had an affair. This is something that Jane deeply regrets and we will not provide any more details about it.

‘It is true that Kate found out about this affair on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

‘Current reports regarding this being “a storm in a teacup” and the affair being a “drunken kiss” do not accurately reflect the situation. Those remarks should not be used to undermine Kate‘s account which we accept is accurate.

‘We are going to spend some time together deciding what our future holds and would reiterate that we would appreciate now being left alone to do that.’

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