Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler has shared his fears that the reality star will ‘end up dead’ after it emerged she has been using drugs.
The former glamour model got into a car accident on Tuesday morning and subsequently pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and driving while unfit to drive through drink.
A drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, prosecutor Debbie Jones told the court.
Following the hearing, Katie, 43, was admitted to rehab clinic The Priory to receive professional treatment.
Speaking out about his ex-wife’s troubles, Kieran told the Mail Online: ‘I would never let Kate look after the children if I knew she was taking cocaine. If anybody knew more, they would have stepped in to try and help sooner. She’s kept it all to herself and that’s why it’s got so bad.
‘It’s difficult to answer if she has a problem or is an addict because I don’t know. It’s not something that existed in our marriage.’
Katie and Kieran, 34, were married for eight years but split in 2018 with their divorce finalised in July this year. They share son Jett, eight, and daughter Bunny, seven.
Expressing his fears for Katie, he continued: ‘It’s almost like what’s coming next and it shouldn’t be like that. I’m sure even Kate sits there and thinks “[how] has this happened to me? Is this my life?”
‘A lot has happened recently, and I felt like “oh God, not another thing, when is the drama going to stop?” And then I feel sad because this woman has been through a lot recently and now it’s another thing.
‘How much more can somebody take before they break? If Kate carries on like this, she’s going to end up dead.’
Kieran stated ‘enough is enough’ but was relieved that neither Katie or anyone else was seriously hurt.
Katie’s sentencing in relation to the drink driving has been deferred until December 15 to allow her to have treatment at the Priory Centre and speak to the probation service.
Following her arrest, the former Loose Women presenter’s family issued a statement, which said: ‘As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health. Today our worst fears nearly came true.
‘As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.
‘We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone. We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister.’
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