Katie Price hits back at trolls who shamed her for sharing a bed with her 20-year-old son Harvey as she reveals he has a girlfriend
Katie Price has hit back at cruel online trolls who criticized her for sleeping in the same bed as her disabled son Harvey.
The 44-year-old model had shared a video of her snuggling up with Harvey over Christmas, prompting people to speak out unsolicited.
Suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare complex genetic disorder, and severe autism, Harvey is blind and lives in a nursing home.
Speaking to Women’s Radio Station on Tuesday, Katie explained that Harvey’s special needs make the situation different than if it had been another of their children.
She said: “Harvey is a big baby. They’re not allowed to cuddle him and touch him or anything in college.
“When he’s here he just wants to hold my hand, stroke my hair, give me kisses. I don’t care what anyone says, they can think what they want.’
Mum-of-five Katie was told by fans that Harvey’s videos were “inappropriate”.
Something to say: Katie Price has hit back at trolls who shamed her for sharing a bed with her son Harvey, 20, over Christmas as she revealed he has a girlfriend
Sleepy: The former model had been criticized after she shared a short clip of herself lying next to her eldest child, who was coming home from a dorm for the big day
One follower wrote: “Totally inappropriate at his age regardless of his needs,” while another added: “So not appropriate Katie.”
And a third said: ‘That’s sick!’.
Katie captioned the short video: “Harvey is already home and climbs into my bed like a baby wanting a cuddle”.
Another follower commented, “Something seems wrong here, I don’t think it’s appropriate to do this.”
Home sweet home: Katie captioned the short video: “Harvey is already home and climbs into my bed like a baby wanting a cuddle.”
And a fourth said, “No offense, is that healthy?” with another lettering: ‘Ok, toooo strange, it’s time to stop following’.
Plenty of other fans came to Katie’s defense, declaring a very cute thing to do for Christmas.
One said: “My son is 25, non-verbal autistic still drops by occasionally for a cuddle. He is and always will be my baby, our boys clearly still need comfort and reassurance. Enjoy these precious moments. Merry Christmas’.
While another wrote: “I love Harvey leave Katie alone for gods sake. Hasn’t she been through enough? Merry Christmas Katie to all your family. Rise above the haters, they’re just jealous.
Big: It comes after Katie was reportedly left in ‘spoilt’ and suffering from severe back pain after her biggest breast surgery ever (pictured)
During the interview, Katie also said Harvey has a girlfriend – who also has autism – who he met at the independent college he’s going to.
Katie said she said “hello” to the girl in question, but got a short “hello” back.
Discussing how autism affects the behavior of Harvey and his girlfriend, she said: “They’re not sociable. They’re blunt and factual, and it just makes me laugh.”
Harvey’s father is footballer Dwight Yorke, 51, who is absent from his life.
Meanwhile, Katie reportedly had her 16th breast transplant in December to have the “biggest boobs in the country”.
However, she was later said to have been left in “agony” after the operation and suffered from severe back pain. She was also said to have been upset by the results, which claimed doctors left her with “shaky” breasts.
According to The Sun, the giant 2120 CC implant has given her sleepless nights and she is already considering having it removed.
Loving mom: During the interview, Katie also said that Harvey has a girlfriend – who also has autism – who he met at the independent college he’s going to