Katie Price has appeared to confirm she’s pregnant with her sixth child in an Instagram post shared on Thursday.
The former glamour model, 42, cupped her stomach in the new images as she thanked her boyfriend Carl Woods, 32, ‘for being a part of me’, after recently
Alongside the photos of herself posing in a car, she wrote: ‘Happy and healthy ❤️❤️❤️❤️ it’s the best feeling ever I thank @carljwoods for being part of me x.’ (sic)
The reality star already has Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre, 48, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, with former spouse Kieran Hayler, 33, and raises eldest child Harvey, 18, without his biological father Dwight Yorke, 49.
Her ‘announcement’ came just days after former stripper Kieran revealed he is also expecting his first child with fiancée Michelle Penticost, a week on from finalising their divorce.
‘It’s the best feeling ever’: Katie Price has appeared to confirm she’s pregnant with her sixth child in an Instagram post shared on Thursday
A delighted Carl commented: ‘My dolly’, while fans were left divided over her latest upload.
Social media followers wrote: ‘IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU… Congratulations beautiful ❤️ Xxx.
‘I don’t feel this is a pregnancy post…. Omg saw it coming! Congratulations your an amazing mum. And you will be for this little bean too.
‘congrats.. I think your a great mammy :)… So happy for you xxxxx.’ (sic). MailOnline has contacted Katie’s representatives for further comment.
‘Happy and healthy’: The former glamour model, 42, cupped her stomach in new images as she thanked her boyfriend Carl Woods ‘for being a part of me’
Big family: The television personality is mum to Harvey, 18, Junior, 15, Princess, 13, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, from three previous relationships (pictured together with Carl last Christmas)
Construction worker Kieran, meanwhile, recently said his baby with Michelle would ‘cement’ his family.
The brunette, who is mother to Valentino, 10, added to OK! Magazine: ‘We’re really excited to announce our news to the world. We found out in the last week of November.’
Moving on fast: Her ‘announcement’ came just days after Kieran revealed he is also expecting his first child with fiancée Michelle Penticost
Starting a family: The businesswoman has made no secret of her hopes to fall pregnant now she has found love with the one-time Love Island star
Over the course of their tumultuous marriage, the I’m A Celebrity star accused him of cheating with her best friend of 20 years, Jane Pountney, as well as sleeping with her close pal Chrissy Thomas.
In August 2017, the author famously claimed Kieran had cheated on her for a third time with their nanny Nikki Brown, resulting in the breakdown of their union. They tied the knot in January 2013, before separating in May 2018.
The businesswoman has made no secret of her hopes to fall pregnant now she has found love with the one-time Love Island star.
Back then: The former Page 3 star recently declared she was ‘so happy to be free’ as her union with Kieran was finally legally dissolved last week (pictured in 2017)
But Katie said ‘realistically’ she is hoping to have another two children because her ‘age isn’t helping’ and having four Caesarean sections puts her at a higher risk of complications arising if she was to give birth by C-section again.
The television personality gave birth to her eldest son naturally but had Caesarean sections with her other four children.
Speaking of her hopes to have more children, she told The Sun: ‘If I could, I’d definitely like another four kids, I might be able to, but my age isn’t helping.
‘Realistically, I’m hoping to have another two, the next will be very special. I’m not pregnant yet, I’ve just put on lockdown weight. But I do want more babies. Mine are getting older so I need to keep replacing them!’
The former Page 3 star also spoke about her traumatic experience when she gave birth to Jett.
Katie said she could feel the doctor’s first incision and the ‘pressure of it’ because she hadn’t gone numb yet.
The Brighton native added what she went through was a ‘nightmare’ and has left her fearing about having another C-section again.
While there is usually no limit to the number of Caesareans that you can have, the more you have, the longer each operation will take, and the risk of complications increases.
Timeframe: Doctors had warned she’ll have to get pregnant ‘within the next couple of years’ due to delivering four of her kids via caesarean section (pictured pregnant with Junior in 2005)
It is still possible to give birth naturally even if you’ve had a C-section in the past.
The influencer previously insisted marriage, kids and purchasing a home are all part of her future plan with Carl, who she has been dating since July 2020.
She said in an Instagram Q&A: ‘I want to have as many [children] as my body can take. To have all these little woods running around are amazing creations.’
Their comments follow on from what a source told MailOnline about the next steps in their relationship.
The insider said: ‘She’s in a really great headspace at the moment, she’s so happy and she’s not drinking. Her manager is keeping her organised, she has a diary to keep track of her schedule.
‘Katie and Carl are really happy, they are a power couple. Carl is very supportive of Katie and they hope to have children in the future.’
Their baby-making plans were revealed on her YouTube upload last year, after her eldest daughter, Princess, found an open ovulation test.
Hopeful: The influencer previously insisted marriage, kids and purchasing a home are all part of her future plan with Carl, who she has been dating since July 2020
Busted! Their baby-making plans were revealed on her YouTube upload last year, after her eldest daughter, Princess, found an open ovulation test
While looking for the products, the teen pulled out the test and asked: ‘One thing, why is there an open pregnancy test? I brought it just to show you that it’s open.’
The mother-of-five had revealed she was in the very early stages of adopting a Nigerian orphan last year, but recently claimed she wouldn’t be permitted to take on the process due to her large family.
The My Crazy Life star told OK! magazine: ‘Definitely. I’d love to adopt, but because I’ve already got five children they probably wouldn’t allow it.
‘I went to a fertility doctor last year and they said because I’ve had four caesareans I’d need to try in the next couple of years.’
The Real Husbands of Katie Price
In the decades since she first rose to fame, Katie Price has enjoyed – and quite likely endured – a decidedly busy love life that has seen her walk down the aisle three times before heading to divorce court in equal measure. Here’s a look at the trio with whom she exchanged ‘I dos’… and ‘I don’ts’:
PETER ANDRE (2005 – 2009)
The nation got to watch love blossom between the pair when they starred alongside one another on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here back in 2004. The flying sparks soon became nuptials, with blushing bride Katie and her erstwhile pop hunk beau tying the knot at Highclere Castle (the grand Berkshire estate of Downton Abbey fame) in September 2005. Katie, who was already mother to son Harvey (born in 2002 following a romance with former footballer Dwight Yorke), soon started a family with her new husband. The couple welcomed son Junior in 2005, while daughter Princess followed in 2007. Creation between the pair also came artistically, with the release of reality programmes, a failed talk show and a foray into the music world. However, after four years of securing their position as the Ken and Barbie of reality TV and glossy magazine deals, the pair announced in 2019 that they were going their separate ways.
ALEX REID (2010 – 2012)
Katie soon switched her romantic allegiance from a onetime ab-bearing pop heartthrob to musclebound MMA fighter Alex Reid. The two met at Michelle Heaton’s 30th birthday party at London’s Cafe de Paris. But shortly after they got together, Katie dumped Alex on live TV, only for him to win her back and the pair go from strength to strength. Weeks after proudly cheering her man on to a win on the 2010 edition of Celebrity Big Brother (also featuring none other than her ex-boyfriend Dane Bowers), Katie jetted off to Las Vegas to tie the knot with her new partner in February 2010 after just seven months of dating – and nine months after divorcing Peter. Following their Sin City sojourn, the pair returned to their native UK, where they had a formal ceremony – which was filmed for a TV series. However, after just 11 months of marriage, the pair announced they were splitting and their divorce was finalised in March 2012. While Katie declared at the time that she married Alex ‘too soon’, she would later go on to reveal that a major factor in their split was his cross-dressing alter-ego Roxanne.
KIERAN HAYLER (2013 – 2021)
Showing herself to be a true woman of the times, Katie embarked on a romance with former stripper Kieran after the two met on the now-defunct Blackberry Messenger service in 2012. And just two months after altering the paths of their lives via those thumb-tapped fateful opening messages, the twosome would go on to exchange nuptials in the Caribbean. Kieran proposed to a thrilled Katie on Christmas Day 2012, and just three weeks later, the pair would be pronounced husband and wife in the idyllic shores of the Bahamas on January 16, 2013. They had their marriage blessed in Weston-super Mare, and in the months that followed, it appeared that Katie had finally found her happily ever after. They welcomed son Jett in August 2013, and daughter Bunny in August 2014. But Katie’s world came crashing down in 2014, when she discovered that Kieran had cheated on her with her close friend of 20 years, Jane Pountney, and was enjoying a fling with another of her pals, Chrissy Thomas. After publicly lashing out at all parties involved (and naming her pet pigs after her friends-turned-foes), Katie appeared determined to make things work when she renewed her vows with Kieran in 2015. But alas, it would not turn out to be third time lucky for Katie, as the pair split in 2018 amid even more cheating allegations. Their ‘amicable’ divorce was finalised in early 2021.