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Katie Price husband affair accusations 'storm in a teacup'

The husband of a woman accused of an alleged seven-month affair with Katie Price's husband Kieran Hayler said "it was more like a drunken kiss"

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Katie Price and Kieran Hayler

The husband of Katie Price's best friend - who is accused of having an affair with the glamour model's husband Kieran Hayler - has denied the claims.

Price, 35, announced on Wednesday morning via Twitter that she would be divorcing Aldershot stripper Mr Hayler over an alleged affair with friend Jane Pountey.

But, speaking later in the day following crisis talks between the two couples, Mrs Pountey's businessman husband Derrick said: "There has not been a 'full blown' affair going on, it was more like a drunken kiss.

"Now Katie has gone and put the whole thing for everyone to read about on Twitter, which she didn’t really need to do, and a drunken kiss has turned into a full-on affair.

"That’s not the case. I knew about what had happened before today, it’s not new to me.

"There were tears shed here today, all sorts went on. But Katie and Jane talked, they have been friends a long time and they are OK now.

"I was at Katie’s house earlier today and brought Kieran round here. I see myself as the peacemaker of the group.

"Everyone is just about on speaking terms now. I hope they can work it out."

He added: "A lot of this drama has been a storm in a teacup and there's a lot of misunderstandings to sort out.

"Will she [Katie] and Kieran break up, or could they get back together? I don't really know.

"As for Jane and I working things out... again, I don't know.

"This 'affair' has not really happened like it has been portrayed. I've known about it for about four weeks myself."

Alex Reid support

In an official statement released on Wednesday, Price 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 seven months, those tweets were a sign of my heart breaking. That he was doing it with a close friend of nearly 20 years is hard to understand.

"This statement however is from my head, not my heart. I am appalled that someone I loved, trusted and believed in has behaved in this way.

"If he had so little respect for our relationship I would have hoped he would have thought about our child or the one that we have on the way. That he did not means he will no longer be part of my life.

"I will do all I can to ensure he maintains a relationship with his children should he want that.

"I am so grateful for the love of my children and family at this time."

The couple got married in the Bahamas in January 2013 after Mr Hayler proposed at Christmas just two months after they were introduced by friends.

They have one child together, eight-month-old Jett, and are expecting their second.

Price's ex-husband Alex Reid - whom she married following her divorce from Peter Andre - offered his support to the star.

He said: "I am really sorry for Katie. 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."

 
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