The heartbreaking reason why Katie Price is rushing to get married this year
KATIE Price has revealed she is rushing to get married this year so her seriously ill mum Amy can be there.
The 42-year-old recently got engaged to boyfriend Carl Woods after he asked her mum, dad and son Junior for their blessings after just 10 months of dating.
And they will be heading down the aisle sooner rather than later to make sure Amy, 64, can be part of it.
Amy suffers from idopathic pulmonary fibrosis and is holding out hope for a lung transplant.
Asked if her mum was a factor, she told OK! Magazine: “Yes, absolutely, I want my mum well enough to be able to attend the wedding.
“Time is precious. Also, I want my mum to be able to rest easy knowing I’ve finally found someone I’m happy with.”
Mum-of-five Kate recently revealed she only has 32 per cent lung capacity and doesn’t have long left to live so they are making the most of the time they have left.
Discussing how her mum’s health has deteriorated recently, she said: “Now she’s on oxygen, it’s hit home again. She’s only got like 32 per cent left of her lung capacity. So if you imagine now being that out of breath, it must be awful, and it’s an awful way to go.
“It’s horrible to see my mum go through it because she’s so active, it’s cruel.”
During the interview about her engagement, Katie revealed how happy her mum is about her impending marriage.
She told the magazine: “Mum’s reaction was the happiest I have seen her in years – she loves the ring. She can’t wait to have Carl as a son-in-law.
“Mum loves Carl and 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. I love him unconditionally for that.”
The Sun revealed that Katie was engaged for the 7th time earlier this month.
Katie’s divorce from third husband and ex-stripper Kieran Hayler, 34, was made official only last month.
What is Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)?
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult.
It’s not clear what causes it, but it usually affects people who are around 70 to 75 years old, and is rare in people under 50.
Several treatments can help reduce the rate at which IPF gets worse, but there’s currently no treatment that can stop or reverse the scarring of the lungs.
The symptoms of IPF tend to develop gradually and get slowly worse over time.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss, rounded and swollen fingertips.
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They separated after five years of marriage in 2018 when Kieran cheated with their nanny.
She was previously married to Peter Andre, 48, from 2005 to 2009, and cage fighter Alex Reid, 45, from 2010 until 2012.
Katie first got engaged to former Gladiator Warren Furman, 48, in 1997.She was also engaged to Argentine model Leandro Penna, 35, for eight months in 2012 and fitness coach Kris Boyson, 31, in July 2019 before their 19-month relationship ended the following December.
Kim Chipendu is a columnist for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.