Katie Price divorce: Ex-husband Alex Reid 'offers support'

Published Thursday, May 8 2014, 09:16 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Katie Price's ex-husband Alex Reid has given his two pence worth on her shock divorce announcement, saying that he will be there for her if she needs him.

Cage fighter Alex spoke out within hours of Katie announcing that she is to divorce Kieran Hayler following an alleged affair with her friend Jane Pountney.

Katie was married to Alex for less than a year and to say they parted on bitter terms is an understatement. The former glamour model massively blasted him in her most recent autobiography, Katie: Love, Lipsticks and Lies.

Katie Price and Alex Reid
shopping at Sainsbury's
Sussex, England - 29.09.10


Katie and Alex married in 2010 but split within a year

However, Alex has been quick to offer his support to his ex-wife and is happy to put their differences aside.

Speaking to Mail Online, Alex said: "This is a terrible thing to happen and I am here for her if she needs me. I want to let bygones be bygones despite what has happened between us."

Alex was also quick to point out that "Katie always had trust issues" when they were together.

Yesterday, Katie stunned fans by announcing on Twitter that she is to divorce Kieran after 16 months together. She has accused him of having a "full blown sexual affair" with her friend Jane Poultney for the last seven months.

Neither Kieran or Jane - who has been friends with Katie for 20 years - have commented on the claims, however Jane's husband Derrick has denied the affair and insisted it was a "drunken kiss".

Katie Price pictured after confronting Kieran Hayler and Jane Pountney - 7 May 2014

© WENN / David Sims

Katie pictured yesterday after her shock announcement

After letting rip on Twitter, Katie confronted Kieran and Jane before releasing a statement saying that her "heart is breaking".

She said: "I appreciate most people will have seen my tweets on the subject of my marriage to Kieran.

"I make no apologies for them though it will be appreciated that, sending them immediately after Kieran confirmed to me what he had been doing for the last 7 months, those tweets were a sign of my heart breaking."

This shock twist in her marriage has come within days of Katie announcing that she is unexpectedly pregnant with Kieran's second child.

Katie Price and Kieran Hayler on wedding day - video montage, 18 April 2013

© YouTube / Katie Price

Katie and Kieran married in January 2013

The couple welcomed their first baby together, a boy called Jett, eight months ago and Katie had not realised she was expecting again until a doctors' appointment last week.

Katie and Kieran married in the Bahamas in January 2013 and Jane was a bridesmaid at the beach wedding.

Less than three weeks ago, Katie and Kieran were pictured looking seriously loved up as they relaxed on the beach during a family holiday in Cape Verde.

After the divorce announcement, Katie's celebrity friends have been offering their support, including her close pal Rylan Clark, who met Katie on her reality show Signed By Katie Price.

Katie Price and Kieran Hayler's Cape Verde holiday picture: