Confident Katie Price, 38 has revealed that years of rocky relationships has left her with hang-ups and insecurities when it comes to men.
The former glamour girl turned business woman and TV star admitted that she is actually, “very insecure” despite her self-assured attitude.
“I want to be loved for me, for my humour and personality. I have lots of love to give” the renowned self-publicist told the Daily Mirror.
She went on admit, “I am quite needy. I am very insecure when it comes to men.”
The star also confessed that she can be quite difficult to please. “I want them to bombard me,” she revealed. “They have to do it in the right way – if they are too keen I am not interested.”
And it seems that the mum-of-five is prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to guard her heart. Speaking during a recent appearance on Loose Women the star revealed that she always keeps a man on the “backburner”, just in case things don’t work out with her current flames.
I normally know when a relationship is going to end, because you get that eggshell-y feeling, where you go home and you think, ‘Oh, am I going to say something wrong?’ I hate that.
“But most of the times, I’ve usually got someone on the backburner so then I’m not on my own.
“Not in every single relationship, but if I have split from someone and then I haven’t got someone lined up, I’m like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to find someone.’ ”
But after two failed marriages, to singer Peter Andre and cage fighter Alex Reid, Katie seems determined to make her current marriage to Kieran Halyer work.
Their tumultuous relationship has been well documented. Katie even quit her role as a panellist on Loose Women in order to focus on her marriage.
However, the mum-of-five also admitted recently that she still wants Kieran to suffer for his affair two years ago. Not only did Kieran have a ten-month fling, but the woman in question was Katie’s (now former) friend Jane Pountney.
She told The Sunday Times Magazine: ‘I have a sting. I will get my own back, even on Kieran. I always say to him, “You haven’t had your karma yet, but something will happen – you’ll see”.
She added, “I want him to go through all that hurt I went through, seeing all those pictures and text messages in The Sun – I wish he could feel the pain that I had…it’s indescribable.”
The ex-BFF in question, Jane, has reportedly recently got in contact with Katie, begging her to forgive her and rekindle their friendship. As well as asking for forgiveness, Jane is also said to have shared a worrying warning with the star.
“In the letters, Jane says she wants to reveal ‘the truth’ about Kieran. She’d apparently kept text messages in which he’d criticised Katie and complained about hating his life,” a source told Reveal .
“Jane wrote to Katie saying that no amount of therapy can cure a cheat. She urged Katie to leave Kieran – before he does it all again.”
Katie’s confrontation plans
After committing the ultimate friendship betrayal, it was unclear whether Katie would even respond to Jane’s letters, let alone agree to meet with her and heed her former friend’s warnings about Kieran. However, it appears now that the TV star has had a change of heart – and all in the name of reality TV ratings!
A source revealed to Heat magazine, “Katie’s got a new reality show in production and they’re already filming.”
“She plans to go to Jane’s house with the camera crew, knock on her door and confront her on camera. She’ll ask why she betrayed their friendship and if it was worth it.”
“She wants everything to come out on the show – Katie thinks it’ll be a big ratings-grabber!”