Kieran Hayler took a swipe at Katie Price when he revealed that his ex-wife had not contacted him to congratulate him on the birth of his new baby boy.
The former stripper, 34, welcomed son Apollo Phoenix with fiancé Michelle Penticost three weeks ago and spoke to OKAY! magazine about their new arrival, Apollo Phoenix.
During a speech prior to Katie’s assault case – in which the model was attacked in a ‘bust up’ at an Essex house – Kieran revealed that he had had no contact with the star.
New Parents: Kieran Hayler took a swipe at ex-wife Katie Price for not reaching out when he welcomed baby Apollo – his first child with fiancé Michelle Penticost (pictured together)
When asked if Katie had sent a present, he sneered, “What do you think?!” revealing that she hadn’t offered any congratulations, he said, “I don’t expect it. She has her own life and I have mine. The only thing we share are the children.’
Kieran continued, “Maybe I’m too nice, but if she’s happy, I’m happy too. I always say congratulations, even when she was engaged to Carl Woods. For me there is no animosity. I’m not disappointed, it’s every man for himself.’
Kieran and Katie, who share eight-year-old son Jett and seven-year-old daughter Bunny, split in March 2018 after five years of marriage. Michelle has a son Valentino, 10, from a previous relationship.
When asked if it felt ‘different’ to welcome a child this time, Kieran mused: ‘It’s a very different experience because we’re together, we’re happy and we’re in love. It’s a very different relationship for both of us.’
Attacked: Kieran’s comments came shortly before Katie fell victim to an attack. The star (pictured in May), 43, was taken to hospital after a seizure
Shocking: She was pictured the next day with bruises on her face as part of an interview
Kieran’s comments came shortly before Katie fell victim to an early morning attack.
The police were called to the home of the TV personality around 1.30 am on Monday, where a man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour.
She was pictured the next day with bruises on her face.
Back then: Kieran and Katie finalized their divorce in March of this year, and days later she became engaged to former Love Island star, Carl Woods (Katie and Kieran pictured in 2017)
While it was previously reported that she “cannot face the prospect of a court appearance,” a source close to the star said friends and family have gathered around her to ensure she has the strength to make a statement. pursue sentencing.
An insider told MailOnline: “It is not true that she is dropping the case, but she is very scared and feels emotionally vulnerable.
“All her friends and family are behind her and will make sure she has the strength to carry on with the business, so she’s going full steam ahead.”
After the attack, a man, 32, was released on bail after being arrested for assault and coercion over the attack.
Despite the support of her loved ones, Katie still feels “unsafe” and has strengthened security in her home – where she does not currently reside – following her attack.
Family: Kieran already has two children – Jett, seven, and Bunny, six (pictured) – who he shares with former glamor model Katie, while Michelle has a son Valentino, 10
Meanwhile, Kieran and Katie finalized their divorce in March this year and days later she became engaged to former Love Island star, Carl Woods.
Over the course of their tumultuous marriage, Katie accused Kieran of cheating on her best friend of 20 years, Jane Pountney, and of sleeping with her close friend Chrissy Thomas.
In August 2017, she claimed Kieran cheated on her for the third time with their nanny Nikki Brown, resulting in their union breaking up.
After their breakup, Kieran began dating Michelle and they announced they were expecting back in March.
They announced their engagement in March 2020 but had to postpone their wedding due to the coronavirus restrictions.
They have been inseparable since they made their relationship public in July 2018.
Baby on the way: Former stripper Kieran and Michelle announced they were expecting back in March (Pictured in March 2021)