Dr Emily MacDonagh swerved mentioning her step-children at all during today’s Loose Women after Katie Price accused her of using her kids to ‘make money’.
The mum-of-two, who was Monday’s guest on Loose Women, promoted her new puberty guide for girls with presenters Coleen Nolan, Carol McGiffin, Christine Lampard and Sophie Morgan.
Emily and her husband Peter Andre are parents to daughter Amelia, eight, and son Theo, five, also said she hopes her own children would be able to come to her with questions in the future.
‘Yeah I hope so,’ she enthused. ‘I hope they feel able to approach me with questions.
‘What my mum said to me, if the child is brave enough to come to you with a question, be brave enough to give them an honest answer.
‘I always try and remember that, because they do come with these awkward questions and you think “oh no I really don’t want to answer it,” but actually try and be honest and try to give them the answers.
‘So that’s what I’m going to try and do, and hope. I guess we’ll have to wait and see when they hit their teenage years if they’re going to ask me. Maybe they’ll go to their dad,’ she added.
Carol was also curious to know whether Emily thought about having more children.
‘The funny thing is I get tempted all the time,’ she replied. ‘And then my sensible brain just kicks in and goes “no, you’ve got things sorted out now.”
Her appearance came after Katie shared a lengthy post on Instagram stories on Sunday evening, which has now been deleted.
The reality star claimed Emily, who has been married to Katie’s ex-husband Peter since 2015, prevented her eldest daughter, Princess, from visiting her at The Priory, where she had been seeking treatment following her drink-drive crash.
She wrote: ‘My mouth has been shut for so long but I’ve had enough of people selling stories on me and particularly this so called woman @dr_emily_official.
‘Always said I don’t want to be famous yet doesn’t do too bad to stay away from media and TV and now trying to make a career out of it.
‘So cringe she has used my children to make money in photo shoots yet covers her own children’s faces up! (sic)
‘She claims to be a doctor who clearly doesn’t have a clue about mental health.
‘Oh and stopped my daughter from visiting me at The Priory when she wanted to see her mum. She is so jealous of my relationship I have with Princess and puts me down.
‘Emily you are not and never will be my kids’ parent so mind your own business, your so two faced and definitely not the person you portray to the public.’ (sic).
Neither Emily nor Peter have publicly commented on Katie’s post.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.