Katie Price proudly flashed her eight diamond engagement ring as she insisted that her romance with fiancé Carl Woods is ‘different’.
The newly-engaged couple, aged 42 and 32, appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain where Katie reflected on her life-changing stint at The Priory before the first lockdown in 2020 after ‘everything got to her’.
During the interview, Katie, who already has five children, and Carl also revealed that they are trying for a baby together with the duo hoping to have ‘one or two’ kids.
Wow! Katie Price proudly flashed her eight diamond engagement ring as she insisted that her romance with fiancé Carl Woods is ‘different’
The former glamour model, who went makeup-free after turning up late due to traffic, said her stint at The Priory ‘changed her life’ and that she realised: ‘I am a human, not a product.’
Before her 2020 visit, Katie last visited the facility in September 2018 when she spent 28 days as an inpatient after her family urged her to seek help following wild partying antics in Mallorca.
Talking on Tuesday’s GMB, the former glamour model said: ‘I tell you what it is, last year before I went into The Priory, I was in there for five and a half weeks, everything just got to me. I wasn’t myself.
‘It was a year and a half ago now, just before lockdown. I was in a bad way and I knew I had to get help. Mentally, I couldn’t focus on anything. So I was in there for five and a half weeks, it literally changed my life.
Smitten: The newly-engaged couple, aged 42 and 32, appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain where Katie reflected on her life-changing stint at The Priory before the first lockdown in 2020 after ‘everything got to her’
‘I came out as a different person – more assertive, more in control, not being dictated to and realised I am a human, I’m not a product. These days I pick and choose what work I want to do, I won’t be pulled here, there and everywhere.
‘I think if I’d met Carl before it wouldn’t have worked. Now I’m a different person. I’ve met him, he’s strict, keeps me in line.
Bling! Katie’s ring is custom made and just under seven carats, it is from Rankins in east London with a ‘one-off design’
‘I’ve turned from immature to a real woman again and back to the business woman that I want. And I don’t drink, don’t party. Nothing.’
While Carl noted: ‘I like to think I’ve got a bit of credit to do with that. She’s got to want to adjust though. But even from when I first met her to now, I can see a massive change in her.
‘When I first met her I felt like she was quite fragile still. She needed to not be nurtured, but just be almost looked after and calmed down. She’s not [tough] it’s all a persona.’
Katie, who has been engaged eight times and married three, insisted that this time it is ‘different’ with her husband-to-be.
She said: ‘Completely different, my dress will be different, I will look different and my mind is different and I know so many people out there: “Yeah we’ve heard this before”.
‘Yeah, because before I’ve rushed into things so much, made wrong choices, but my head wasn’t right. My head is so right now, I’m a different person.’
Baby plans: During the interview, Katie, who already has five children, and Carl also revealed that they are trying for a baby together with the duo hoping to have ‘one or two’ kids
Life-changing: The former glamour model, who went makeup-free after turning up late due to traffic, said her stint at The Priory ‘changed her life’ and that she realised: ‘I am a human, not a product.’
Katie added on Carl’s past relationships: ‘He’s been engaged and that before. Because he’s not in the public eye no one sees it. We’ve all got a past.’
Elsewhere during the interview, Katie admitted that she was forced to go makeup-free after she showed up late due to traffic.
The TV personality said: ‘Last time I came on, I was with my mum, the traffic, I was late. And it’s happened again so I’ve got no hair, no make-up. That’s what happened!’
Katie and Carl also revealed how they first met with the former Love Island star admitting that she was his ‘pin-up’.
Candid: Before her 2020 visit to The Priory, Katie last visited the facility in September 2018 when she spent 28 days as an inpatient after her family urged her to seek help following wild partying antics in Mallorca
‘Strict’: ‘I think if I’d met Carl before it wouldn’t have worked. Now I’m a different person. I’ve met him, he’s strict, keeps me in line,’ Katie reflected
The duo revealed that they first spotted each other in a restaurant in January 2020 where Katie told him: ‘I like the look of you’.
Carl said that he asked the owner to tell him when Katie next came in and he rushed to the venue within 40 minutes after she returned to the place they first met.
Reflecting on the time, Katie said: ‘I was there with Princess, so actually Princess met him at the same time we met.
‘We were due to go shopping and she kept on bugging me to go, she said can we only be an hour… we were there four hours later, Princess was fuming!’
Clean living: ‘I’ve turned from immature to a real woman again and back to the business woman that I want. And I don’t drink, don’t party. Nothing’ the former glamour model insisted
Despite their relationship and engagement taking place during the coronavirus pandemic, Carl admitted that their 11 month romance feels like ‘three years’ and that although it’s ‘intense’ they don’t argue.
He said: ‘We’ve done so much time together it feels like it’s been three years. Obviously we knew it was going to happen, we had to get married. I saw a massive change in her. I knew I wanted to be with her.’
Carl, who surprised Katie with a custom made engagement ring, which is just under seven carats, said he had to wait two months for the dazzling diamond to be made.
He said on his decision to propose: ‘I’ve seen a massive change in her, so I knew this is who I wanted to be with. This Katie who everybody sees now, this is the ideal woman for me. It was on the cards and I’m quite impatient.’
Family: Katie and Carl pictured together with her children Harvey, 18, Junior, 15, Princess, 13, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six
The couple revealed that they are planning to get married this year as Katie’s terminally ill mother Amy wants to see the ceremony.
Katie said: ‘We’ve discussed it with his parents yesterday and my mum. They came up at the weekend and met all the parents. And obviously my mum’s terminally ill – my mum’s watching.
‘Love you mum and yes it’s the same as when you were here, I was late again. Anyway, obviously she’s terminally ill and she said she wants us to get married so she sees it.’
The newly-engaged couple also revealed that they want one or two children together, Katie said: ‘Of course, we’re trying now!’
To which Carl added: ‘I’d love children of my own, before this, I said I’d never be with a woman who has kids and now look… I jumped in with five but they’re great kids.’
Important: It comes after Katie revealed that she will get married to Carl this year as she wants her terminally ill mother Amy to be ‘well enough’ to attend (pictured in 2019)
Katie is mum to Harvey, 18, from her relationship with Dwight Yorke. While she welcomed children Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre.
She also shares Bunny, six, and Jett, seven, with ex Kieran Hayler.
It comes after Katie revealed that she will get married to Carl this year as she wants her terminally ill mother Amy to be ‘well enough’ to attend.
The newly engaged couple shared details about their upcoming ‘completely different’ nuptials in a candid interview with OK! magazine last month.
The mother-of-five insisted that their wedding, which they are planning for this year, will not be ‘boring’ or a ‘bog-standard’ affair with only guests who have an ’emotional value’ invited.
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Talking about the decision to have the wedding quickly, Katie admitted that ‘time is precious’ and that she wants her terminally ill mother Amy to be ‘well enough’ to attend as she continues to battle her incurable lung condition.
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Katie said: ‘I want my mum to be able to rest easy knowing I’ve finally found someone I’m happy with,’ adding: ‘She knows I will be OK now – it’s given her peace of mind. That means the world to me, that Carl brings that peace to mum.’
The TV personality added that her mother is delighted over the engagement and can’t wait to have Carl as a son-in-law.
While Carl sweetly shared details about his proposal and ‘fairy-tale’ custom made engagement ring, which is just under seven carats and ‘eye-watering’ expensive, after asking for her parents’ and son Junior’s permission.
Moving on: The engagement came six weeks after Katie’s divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler was finalised, three years after their split (pictured 2017)
Katie told the publication that ‘this is real this time’ and Carl is ‘The One’, she added: ‘My head’s in the right place, it’s not rushed, it’s been done properly. Not only am I head over heels in love, my kids approve and my family approve.’
The former glamour model, who has been married three times in the past, admitted that it was ‘refreshing’ to be with someone who ‘doesn’t need her for anything’ and that she feels ‘fresh’ about life after a turbulent few years.
Katie also said that bankruptcy has been the ‘best thing’ that has happened to her as she ‘secretly knows that Carl is not with her for money’, joking: ‘I don’t have millions in the bank!’
In October, Katie, who was once worth around £40million, attended a bankruptcy hearing over Zoom during a Maldives getaway where she said she does not live a ‘lavish lifestyle’ after she was officially declared bankrupt in November 2019.
The mother-of-five added that she plans to legally change her name to Katie Woods and this is the first time she has done this in her life despite being married three times in the past.
Talking about the proposal, Carl revealed that he planned the engagement at his Essex home where he had balloons, flowers and a custom sign that said ‘Dolly [his nickname for her], will you marry me?’.
Prior to the romantic gesture, the former Love Island star asked for Katie’s mother, Amy, 69, and her father Ray, 70, approval, as well as her son Junior, 15, who she shares with ex-husband Peter Andre.
Carl joked that Junior only agreed after giving him a ‘talking to’, he said: ‘Junior gave me a talking to, like he was my dad, he was asking me if I was sure. He gave me all the pros and cons about his mum and said: “If you’re happy, then I’m happy.”‘
After getting ‘100%’ from Katie’s parents and eventually her son Junior, the reality star designed a custom made engagement ring, just under seven carats, from Rankins in east London with a ‘one-off design’.
Carl admitted that it was ‘eye-watering’ expensive and that it’s ‘made a dent’ in his bank account although he knew it would ‘do the talking’ during his proposal.
Sweet: Prior to the romantic gesture, the former Love Island star asked for Katie’s mother, Amy, 69, and her father Ray, 70, approval, as well as her son Junior, 15, who she shares with ex-husband Peter Andre
Talking about her ‘fairy-tale’ ring, Katie revealed she was ‘blindsided’ by the dazzling diamond and joked how delighted she was not having to ‘buy her own ring’ this time.
The couple went on to discuss their wedding revealing that it will take place this year and it will depend on how ‘quickly’ they can get it organised.
Teasing what fans can expect, the couple said it will be about family, great food and top class entertainment. They added that it will not be ‘boring’ or ‘bog-standard’.
Katie insisted that she doesn’t need ‘celebrities’ around her and that they only want guests with ’emotional value’ attending, adding that her exes will not be getting an invite.
Discussing what she could be wearing at her wedding, Katie revealed that she will be in trainers due to breaking both her feet in a freak accident in Turkey over the summer. She teased that she may not actually be ‘walking’ down the aisle.
The star added that she knew she could trust Carl after her accident as he was her ‘knight in shining armour’, proving ‘in sickness and in health’ way before their engagement. She also said that the Covid pandemic had brought them closer.
Katie got engaged for the eighth time after her boyfriend Carl proposed last month following a whirlwind 10-month romance.
It came six weeks after Katie’s divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler was finalised – three years after their split.
Speaking to OK magazine about their engagement in another interview last month, Katie said: ‘It’s refreshing to be with a man that if I decided I never wanted to work again, he’d look after me, I just love him.
‘We’d spoken about it a lot, so I knew he was going to, I just didn’t know when. It was amazing. Carl asked my mum and dad for permission – and Junior. With Carl, Mum’s already told him not to mess me around and so far he’s passed the t****r test.’
Amazing: Only recently, it was revealed that Carl has put in an offer for a £800,000 property for the TV star and her children to live in while her ‘mucky mansion’ makeover is completed
Katie added that Carl isn’t interested in her fame ‘or anything to do with’ her alter-ego Jordan and has his own money.
Only recently, it was revealed that Carl has put in an offer for a £800,000 property for the TV star and her children to live in while her ‘mucky mansion’ makeover is completed.
Katie is currently renovating her property and plans to live there with car dealer Carl and her kids when it is completed.
Until then, Katie and her brood will live at Carl’s new stunning Essex pad, which he will later rent out in the hopes of turning it into a business venture.
Look back at Katie’s EIGHT engagements
1. Gladiator star Warren Furman
1. Katie’s first engagement was to Gladiator star Warren Furman (pictured 2000)
In 1996, Katie, who was just starting out her career as a glamour model aged 18, got engaged to Warren (better known as Ace).
The Gladiator star, 48, had spent £3,000 on a diamond ring, but they broke up soon after.
He previously said of their relationship: ‘We were both deriving our identities from being relevant in the media.
‘We were both selling stories.’
2. Businessman Scott Sullivan
2. The glamour model then became engaged to Scott Sullivan in 2004
Katie became engaged to businessman Scott Sullivan when he gave her a ring just before she was about to enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2004.
The model previously said she was first attracted to Scott because ‘he ignored her when they first met’.
However, as soon as Katie entered the jungle she fell head over heels for Peter Andre.
Scott is now married to ex Made In Chelsea star Funda Önal.
3. Peter Andre – First Husband
3. Katie fell madly in love with Pete on the show and the pair got married in 2006
Katie fell madly in love with Pete, 48, on the show and the pair got married in 2006.
They went on to have a fairytale wedding and two children, son Junior, 15, and Princess, 13.
They split three years later in 2009.
Pete went on to marry Emily MacDonagh and have two children.
4. Cage Fighter Alex Reid- Second Husband
3. Katie and Alex wed in Las Vegas shortly after her split from Pete
Katie met Alex Reid, 45, eight weeks after her split from Pete.
Alex famously spent £60,000 on Katie’s engagement ring.
The pair wed in Las Vegas in January 2010 but the marriage broke down less than a year later.
Katie previously admitted Alex was a ‘rebound’ after Pete and described the marriage as a ‘mistake’.
5. Argentinian model Leandro Penna
5. Katie met model Leandro, 35, in 2012 at at Elton John’s Oscars party in LA
Katie met model Leandro, 35, in 2012 at Elton John’s Oscars party in LA.
The former couple famously had a language barrier, but that didn’t stop their passionate relationship.
The pair went on to get engaged not long after they began dating but split later that year.
6. Kieran Hayler – Third Husband
6. Katie married Kieran after just five weeks of dating
Katie met her third husband Kieran, 34, in 2012. They married after just five weeks of dating. Katie was pregnant with son Jett, seven at the time. They went on to have daughter Bunny, six.
The couple announced they were to divorce in 2017, three years after Katie discovered Kieran had cheated on her with her friends Jane Poutney and Chrissy Thomas.
However, their divorce wasn’t finalised until March 2021.
7: Kris Boyson
7. In July 2019, Katie announced she was engaged again to Kris Boyson
In July 2019, Katie announced she was engaged again to personal trainer Kris Boyson, 32, after a year of dating.
Their engagement was short-lived however as the couple split in November of that year, with Katie admitting to Kris that she cheated on him.
8. Carl Woods – soon to be Husband Number Four
8. Katie announced her engagement to Carl on Tuesday
The reality star began dating Carl in July last year and their relationship moved at whirlwind speed.
Within months the pair had moved in together, with Katie expressing her desire to marry and have a baby with Carl.
The couple announced their engagement in April, six weeks after her divorce with Kieran was finalised.
Katie said: ‘It’s refreshing to be with a man that if I decided I never wanted to work again, he’d look after me, I just love him.’