Katie Price hits back at trolls who shamed her over sharing a bed with her son Harvey, 20, as she reveals he’s got 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 model, 44, had shared a video of herself cuddling Harvey over Christmas, leading people to give their unsolicited opinions.
Harvey suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare complex genetic condition, and severe autism and is blind and he lives in residential care.
Talking to Women’s Radio Station on Tuesday, Katie explained that Harvey’s special needs makes the situation different to had it been another one of her children.
She said: ‘Harvey is a big baby. At college they are not allowed to cuddle and touch him or anything.
‘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 like.’
Mother-of-five Katie was told by fans that the videos of Harvey were ‘inappropriate’.
Something to say: Katie Price has hit back at trolls who shamed her over sharing a bed with her son Harvey, 20, over Christmas as she revealed he’s got a girlfriend
Sleepy: The former model had been criticized after she shared a brief clip of herself laying next to her eldest child, who returned home for the big day from a residential facility
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: ‘Already Harvey’s home and getting in my bed like a baby wanting cuddles’.
Further followers commented: ‘Something does not seem right here, I don’t think it is appropriate to do this’.
Home sweet home: Katie had captioned the short video: ‘Already Harvey’s home and getting in my bed like a baby wanting cuddles’
And a fourth said: ‘No offence, is that healthy?’ with another writing: ‘Ok toooo weird it’s time to stop following’.
Lots of other fans came to Katie’s defense declaring a very sweet thing to do at Christmas.
One said: ‘My son is 25, non verbal autistic still occasionally comes in for a cuddle. He is and always will be my baby, our boys clearly still need to comfort and reassurance. Enjoy these precious moments. Merry Christmas’.
While another wrote: ‘I love Harvey, leave Katie alone for God’s sake. Hasn’t she been through enough. Happy Christmas Katie to all your family. Rise above the haters they are just jealous’.
Big: It comes after Katie was reportedly been left in ‘agony’ following her biggest ever boob job, and suffering from severe back pain, (pictured)
During the interview, Katie also said that Harvey has a girlfriend – who also has autism – who he met at the independent college he goes to.
Katie said she had said ‘hello’ to the girl in question but had received a short ‘hi’ back.
Speaking about how autism affects Harvey and his girlfriend’s behavior, she said: ‘They’re not sociable. They’re blunt and matter of fact, and it just makes me laugh.’
Harvey’s father is footballer Dwight Yorke, 51, who is not present in his life.
Meanwhile, Katie reportedly had her 16th breast implant procedure in December in a bid to have the ‘biggest boobs in the country’.
But she was later said to have been left in ‘agony’ following the operation and suffering from severe back pain. She was also alleged to be upset with the results claiming doctors have left her with ‘wonky’ breasts.
According to The Sun the huge 2120 CC implant left her suffering from sleepless nights and she is already considering having them removed.
Loving mother: During the interview, Katie also said that Harvey has a girlfriend – who also has autism – who he met at the independent college he goes to