Pregnant Katie Price announced the end of her third marriage on Twitter – accusing her husband of having an affair with her best friend.
The former glamour model, better known as Jordan, told almost two million followers that part-time stripper Kieran Hayler, with whom she has one child and is expecting another, had been having a ‘full blown sexual affair’ with Jane Pountney.
But the husband of Mrs Pountney has denied his wife had a seven month affair with the star’s husband after leaving a ‘tearful’ crisis meeting yesterday with the feuding friends and Mr Hayler.
Businessman Derrick Pountney, 51, who has a daughter and son with Jane, said: ‘We are good friends of Katie and Kieran’s and have been good friends of Katie for a good 20 years.
‘A lot of this drama has been a storm in a teacup and there’s a lot of misunderstandings to sort out.’
‘There has not been a ‘full blown’ affair going on, it was more like a drunken kiss.
Mr Pountney added: ‘Jane and Katie have had a good old chat here this afternoon.
‘Will she 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. All four of us are good friends, but things between Kieran and Jane just went a bit far.
‘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 drunk 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.’
A source close to Miss Price has today told The Sun that the glamour model had suspected ‘for weeks’ that something was ‘going on’.
The male stripper also reportedly would criticise his wife for ‘not making an effort’ and complained that she was ‘rude and coarse to him’, the friend claimed.
She said she had ‘caught them’ and branded Mrs Pountney a ‘wh*re’, ‘sl*t’ and ‘home-wrecker’, while describing Hayler as a ‘disgusting human being’.
The Katie Price saga continues. We wait with baited breath -and eating popcorn- for what she’ll do next. Husband number four soon?