Marie Louise McConville: Katie Price's trip to Vegas is another disastrous decision

Katie Price flew to Vegas with her fiance Carl Woods to reportedly get married after finishing a stint in rehab. Picture by Rick Findler/PA Archive/PA Images
Marie Louise McConville

If ever there was a cry for help - it's now.

I mean, who leaves rehab following a battle with alcohol only to jump on a plane to Vegas to get married, for the fourth time? Yeah sure, sounds like a great idea.

Katie Price's behaviour has appeared erratic in recent times and it seems to me that it's time for a genuine friend to step in and help her take stock.

While I have never been a fan of the former glamour model, I had at one time admired her for being such a savvy businesswoman.

With the media seemingly eating out of the palm of her hand, she had, at one time, a string of business interests including a bath bomb company, clothing lines and her own children's boutique - all while raising five children.

That said, recent times have not been kind to the 43-year-old who last month admitted drink-driving, driving without insurance and while disqualified at Crawley Magistrates' Court.

Following this, she entered The Priory for treatment and when she was seen in recent weeks, it had been hoped she may be back on track - until she hopped on a plane to Vegas amid reports she was due to get married there and live there.

Leaving her five children behind, the former model made the journey with her fiancé, Carl Woods, and on arrival in the city, they reportedly picked up a marriage licence, visited a bridal shop and did some sight-seeing.

Back home, her behaviour has been met with criticism.

Subsequently, Carl Woods revealed the couple were not in the US to get married although there are unconfirmed reports the wedding was cancelled following all the publicity.

Now, I've never been one to criticise how someone else leads their own life, each to their own I say, but surely there must be someone close to Katie Price who should be stepping in to help and support her at this time, especially as her own mother is terminally ill.

I am in no doubt that this sudden trip to Vegas and reports of another wedding are a massive cry for help from Katie.

I don't even know this woman personally and even I am worried about her mental and emotional health.

Someone needs to intervene here and help Katie take back control of her life.

Bring her back to the heart of her family, where she is loved and where she is surrounded by her children - no drama, no big displays, no social media frenzy.

I just hope someone steps in to help her - better late than never.


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